Memphis Grizzlies at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 10.5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 7-13. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.5 as they are averaging 98.6 points per contest while giving up 101.1 per game. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 15-7. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 111.2 points per game and surrendering 108.8, good for a point differential of 2.4.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 6-13-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 6-14-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 8-13-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 12-9-1 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/30/17 F Brandan Wright Groin is OUT Friday vs San Antonio
11/30/17 F Chandler Parsons Knee is "?" Friday vs San Antonio
11/30/17 PG Mario Chalmers Ankle missed last game, is probable Friday vs San Antonio
11/20/17 SG Wayne Selden Quad is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/30/17 G Iman Shumpert Knee is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is out indefinitely
11/02/17 C Tristan Thompson Calf is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Tyreke Evans averages 18 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Lebron James averages 28 points per game while playing 37 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 8.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Kevin Love averages 19 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 98.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.45 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 14 per game. The Grizzlies allow 101.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 3rd in the league with 111.2 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.45. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 42.9 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Cavaliers are 14th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Cavaliers surrender 108.8 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 24.8 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 43.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season.
The Grizzlies are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 17th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 23rd. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Memphis is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA.
Cleveland is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Cavaliers are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 4th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland -10.5
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