Houston Rockets at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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The Houston Rockets travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 2 point favorites.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 4-1. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 105.8 points per game while giving up 102.8 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 4-1. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.4 points per game and surrendering 95.2, good for a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 2-3-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 1-4-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 3-2-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 0-5-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
10/26/17 C Nene Hilario Achilles is doubtful Friday vs. Charlotte
10/25/17 F Trevor Ariza Foot is OUT Friday vs. vs Charlotte and Saturday vs. Memphis
10/20/17 PG Chris Paul Knee is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
10/27/17 G Wayne Selden Quad is "?" Saturday vs. Houston
10/19/17 F JaMychal Green Ankle is out indefinitely
10/16/17 G Ben McLemore Foot is out indefinitely
Eric Gordon averages 24.6 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. James Harden comes into this contest averaging 26.4 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%.
Mike Conley averages 19.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Marc Gasol averages 25 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 10.8 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league. Houston averages 105.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 16 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies surrender 95.2 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 20 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 44.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game this season. Memphis is 22nd in the league with 100.4 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 5.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 41 boards per game and 28th in assists per contest with 17.4. The Grizzlies are 21st in turnovers per game with 14.8.
The Rockets are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 105.4, and their offensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 18th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 10th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Memphis is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 28th in the league. The Grizzlies are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 100.9 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 18th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis +2
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