Monday, March 7, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, March 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.5.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 37-24 and a road record of 14-15. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 99.1 points per game while giving up 99.3 per contest. Memphis is 6-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 22-16. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 44-17 and a home record of 27-5. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.2 points per game and surrendering 97.1, good for a point differential of 6.2. Cleveland has a division record of 6-5 and a conference record of 27-12. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Mike Conley comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Zach Randolph averages 14.8 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
LeBron James averages 24.8 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Kevin Love averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.9 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Memphis averages 99.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 48.9 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Cleveland averages 103.2 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 53 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 8th with 13.4 per game. The Cavaliers allow 97.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies average 96.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 100.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6.3 per contest. The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 105.6 and a defensive rating of 105.9. In terms of pace they average 93 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Cavaliers score 106.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 109.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 15.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.2 points per game. The Cavaliers rating on offense is 110 and they have a defensive rating of 103.4. They get 93.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 31-28-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 32-28-1 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 27-32-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 29-32-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
02/29/16 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
02/29/16 G Tony Allen Knee out indefinitely
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out for season
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
03/06/16 C Timofey Mozgov Throat probable Monday vs. Memphis
02/25/16 PG Mo Williams Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland
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