Friday, February 26, 2016
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, February 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.5.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 33-23 and a road record of 12-14. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 98.6 points per game while giving up 99.5 per contest. Memphis is 6-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 18-15. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Lakers have an overall record of 11-48 and a home record of 6-19. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 97.6 points per game and surrendering 107.1, good for a point differential of -9.5. Los Angeles has a division record of 1-9 and a conference record of 5-32. In their last 10 games they are 2-8.
Mike Conley comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 3.1 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 84%. Zach Randolph averages 14.3 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Kobe Bryant averages 17.1 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Memphis averages 98.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13.2 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.5 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 13th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 97.6 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 11th with 13.9 per game. The Lakers allow 107.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.2 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Lakers force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies average 95.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.3 per contest. The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 105.1 and a defensive rating of 106. 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 15.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Lakers score 96.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 111.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -9 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -7.4 points per game. The Lakers rating on offense is 101.7 and they have a defensive rating of 111.6. They get 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 46%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 27-27-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 31-24-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 28-30-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 28-31-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
02/25/16 G Tony Allen Knee "?" Friday vs. LA Lakers
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out for season
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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