Sunday, April 17, 2016
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, April 17, 2016 in Game 1 of their 1st round series. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 13 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 193.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 42-40 and a road record of 16-25. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.2 as they are averaging 99.1 points per game while giving up 101.3 per contest. Memphis is 7-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 25-27. They are 1-9 in their last 10 games. The Spurs have an overall record of 67-15 and a home record of 40-1. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 103.5 points per game and surrendering 92.9, good for a point differential of 10.6. San Antonio has a division record of 14-2 and a conference record of 43-9. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Zach Randolph comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Matt Barnes averages 10 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 21.2 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 18 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Memphis averages 99.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 49.9 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.3 per game. The Grizzlies allow 101.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
San Antonio averages 103.5 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 10.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 4th with 13.1 per game. The Spurs allow 92.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 47.4 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies average 96.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 95.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -16 per contest. The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 105.4 and a defensive rating of 107.8. In terms of pace they average 93.3 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 22% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Spurs score 105.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 94.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14 points per game. The Spurs rating on offense is 110.3 and they have a defensive rating of 99. They get 93.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 41-39-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 45-36-1 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 43-38-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 35-46-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
04/15/16 G Tony Allen Hamstring is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. San Antonio
04/05/16 F Brandan Wright Knee out for season
04/05/16 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
04/05/16 PG Mike Conley Achilles out for season
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out for season
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
04/13/16 F LaMarcus Aldridge Finger probable Sunday vs. Memphis
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis
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