Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 1 point favorites.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 37-30. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 101.4 points per game while giving up 100.7 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 32-35. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.0 points per game and surrendering 103.3, good for a point differential of -1.3.
Mike Conley comes into this game averaging 19.9 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per contest and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Marc Gasol averages 20.1 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Jimmy Butler averages 23.4 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwyane Wade averages 18.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
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Memphis averages 101.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.67 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 43 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 12.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Chicago averages 102 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.34 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 46.1 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 20th with 13.3 per game. The Bulls allow 103.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Bulls force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 107.7 and a defensive rating of 107. In terms of pace they average 93 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 107 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 33-34-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 34-32-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 32-35-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 25-42-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
03/13/17 F Chandler Parsons Knee out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis -1
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