Golden State Warriors at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Parlay 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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The Golden State Warriors head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 8 point favorites.
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The Warriors come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 67-15. They were 1st in the Pacific Division. They had a point differential of 11.6 as they averaged 115.9 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. The Grizzlies had an overall mark of 43-39 last year. They were 3rd in the Southwest Division. They averaged 100.5 points per contest and gave up 100.0, which was a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors were 39-39-4 against the spread last season
The Golden State Warriors were 32-50-0 against the over/under last year
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies were 41-41-0 against the spread last season
The Memphis Grizzlies were 39-42-1 against the over/under last year
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/19/17 F Draymond Green Knee is upgraded to probable Friday vs. New Orleans
10/18/17 F Omri Casspi Ankle is "?" Friday vs New Orleans
10/17/17 G Andre Iguodala Back is "?" Friday vs New Orleans
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
10/19/17 F JaMychal Green Ankle is out indefinitely
10/18/17 G Wayne Selden Quad is "?"
10/16/17 G Ben McLemore Foot is out indefinitely
Kevin Durant averaged 25.1 points per contest in 33.4 minutes per game last year. He averaged 4.8 assists per game and 8.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 54% for the season while his free throw percentage was 88%. Stephen Curry comes into this game after averaging 25.3 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributed 6.6 assists per game. His FG percentage was 47% while his free throw percentage was 90%.
Mike Conley averaged 20.5 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 33.2 minutes per game. He also hauled in 3.5 rebounds per game and dished 6.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 46% and his free throw percentage was 86%. Marc Gasol scored 19.5 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 6.3 rebounds per contest and had 4.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 46% and his free throw percentage was at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors allowed 104.3 points per contest which was 11th in the NBA. They also surrendered a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 1st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 43.5 rebounds a game which ranked 14th, and they allowed 22.7 assists per game which put them in 13th place in the league. They forced 15.5 turnovers per game which ranked them 30th in the NBA. Golden State averaged 115.9 points per contest last year, which was 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin was 11.63 and their shooting percentage was 50% as a unit, which had them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shot 38%, which was good for 3rd in the NBA. They averaged 44.4 boards per contest and 30.4 assists per game, which ranked them 7th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 9th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies gave up 100 points per game, which ranked them 3rd in the league. Their defense surrendered a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 11th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 3rd with 20.1 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 42.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Grizzlies were 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest last year. Memphis was 29th in the NBA with 100.5 points per contest last season. They were 30th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin was 0.49. They shot 35% from beyond the arc, which was good for 17th in the league. They were 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 42.8 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 21.3. The Grizzlies were 25th in turnovers per contest with 12.9.
The Warriors were 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.6, and their defensive rating of 104 was ranked 29th last season. In terms of pace they were 4th in the league with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% was 1st. As a team they were 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Golden State was 9th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 49%, which was 30th in the league.
Memphis was 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 25th in the NBA. The Grizzlies were 18th in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 107.7 was ranked 24th. They were 28th in the NBA in pace with 92.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% was 28th. As a unit they were 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Golden State -8 and over 211.5 total points
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