Thursday, January 28, 2016
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday, January 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 196.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 20-27 and a road record of 7-20. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.6 as they are averaging 98.3 points per game while giving up 103 per contest. Milwaukee is 4-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 14-15. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 26-20 and a home record of 17-7. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 96.8 points per game and surrendering 99, good for a point differential of -2.2. Memphis has a division record of 5-4 and a conference record of 14-13. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 15.8 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Marc Gasol averages 16.7 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Mike Conley averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Milwaukee averages 98.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15.1 per game. The Bucks allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Memphis averages 96.8 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 4th with 13.4 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99 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 18th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Bucks average 96.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 101.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.7 per contest. The Bucks have an offensive rating of 104.2 and a defensive rating of 109.1. In terms of pace they average 93.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 19% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Grizzlies score 98.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 103.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.9 points per game. The Grizzlies rating on offense is 103.3 and they have a defensive rating of 105.7. They get 93.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 21% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 25-22-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 26-20-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 21-24-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 24-21-1 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
01/27/16 G O.J. Mayo Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. Memphis
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis
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