Saturday, November 26, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Saturday, November 26, 2016. The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 10-5. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 97.9 points per game while giving up 96.7 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 4-10. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 95.1 points per game and surrendering 97.6, good for a point differential of -2.5.
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Mike Conley comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Marc Gasol averages 17.9 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Hassan Whiteside averages 17.9 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 15.4 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 58%. Justise Winslow averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Memphis averages 97.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.7 per game. The Grizzlies allow 96.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 19.5 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Miami averages 95.1 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 55.6 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 14th with 14.1 per game. The Heat allow 97.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 19.1 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Heat force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 102.7 and a defensive rating of 101.4. In terms of pace they average 92.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Heat rating on offense is 100.3 and they have a defensive rating of 102.9. They get 94.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 12.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 8-7-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 7-7-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 6-8-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 6-8-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/22/16 F James Ennis Calf out indefinitely
11/20/16 F Chandler Parsons Knee out indefinitely
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
10/22/16 G Jordan Adams Knee out for season
Miami Heat Injuries
11/24/16 G Dion Waiters Groin "?" Friday vs. Memphis
11/24/16 PG Goran Dragic Elbow "?" Friday vs. Memphis
11/24/16 F Justise Winslow Wrist is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Memphis
11/24/16 F Willie Reed Knee doubtful Friday vs. Memphis
11/10/16 G Wayne Ellington Quad out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Miami +3
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