Houston Rockets at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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The Houston Rockets travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 5.5 point favorites.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 12-4. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.8 as they are averaging 113.1 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 7-7. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.0 points per game and surrendering 101.1, good for a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 9-7-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 6-8-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 5-9-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/17/17 F Luc Mbah a Moute Illness is "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is "?" Saturday vs. Houston
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 31.8 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Eric Gordon averages 21.5 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Marc Gasol averages 20.1 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Tyreke Evans averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 113.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.81 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 16.6 per game. The Rockets allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 23 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 24th in the league with 102 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.93. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 39.9 boards per game, and 22nd in assists per contest with 20.4. The Grizzlies are 29th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Grizzlies surrender 101.1 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 20.1 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season.
The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.5, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 53% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league.
Memphis is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 105.8, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 19th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 16th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis +5.5
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