Sunday, April 24, 2016
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, April 24, 2016. San Antonio leads the series 3-0. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 13 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 183.
The Spurs had a regular season record of 67-15 and a road record of 27-14. They were 1st in the Southwest Division. They had a point differential of 10.6 as they averaged 103.5 points per game while giving up 92.9 per contest. San Antonio was 14-2 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 43-9. The Grizzlies had a regular season record of 42-40 and a home record of 26-15. They were 3rd in the Southwest Division. They averaged 99.1 points per game and surrendered 101.3, good for a point differential of -2.2. Memphis had a division record of 7-9 and a conference record of 25-27.
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest after averaging 21.2 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night this season for the Spurs. He pulled down 6.8 rebounds per game and dished out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 51% while his free throw percentage was at 87%. Lamarcus Aldridge averaged 18 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averaged 1.5 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage was 51% for the year while his free throw percentage was 86%.
Zach Randolph averaged 15.3 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabbed 7.8 rebounds per game and had 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 48% and his free throw percentage was at 80%. Matt Barnes averaged 10 points per game this season and he saw the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averaged 5.5 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 38% and his free throw percentage was 80%.
San Antonio averaged 103.4 points per contest this season which ranked them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 11 and their shooting percentage was 48% as a team which had them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shot 38% which was good for 2nd in the league. They averaged 50.2 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game which ranked them 24th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 4th with 13.1 per game. The Spurs allowed 92.3 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 1st in the league. They also allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 47.5 rebounds a game which ranked 1st and they gave up 20.6 assists per contest which put them in 3rd place in the league. They forced 14.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 14th in the league.
Memphis averaged 98.3 points per game this year which ranked them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -3 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a team which had them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 33% which was good for 29th in the NBA. They averaged 49.8 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest which ranked them 26th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies ranked 6th with 13.4 per game. The Grizzlies allowed 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 11th in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 51 rebounds a game which ranked 11th and they gave up 21.8 assists per contest which put them in 13th place in the league. The Grizzlies forced 16.1 turnovers per game which ranked them 4th in the NBA.
The Spurs averaged 101.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of 7.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 22.3 per contest. The Spurs had an offensive rating of 110.3 and a defensive rating of 99. In terms of pace they averaged 93.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 53%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. San Antonio turned the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they forced 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 48%.
The Grizzlies scored 101.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 76.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -22.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they had a difference of 0.1 points per game. The Grizzlies rating on offense was 105.4 and they had a defensive rating of 107.8. They had 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempted 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. Memphis turned the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 15.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 52%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs were 43-38-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs were 35-46-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies were 41-39-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies were 45-36-1 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
04/23/16 F JaMychal Green Flu probable Sunday vs. San Antonio
04/22/16 F Jarell Martin Foot out indefinitely
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
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio
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