Wednesday, February 1, 2017
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to Pepsi Center to take on the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 29-21. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 100.2 points per game while giving up 99.5 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 21-25. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 110.3 points per game and surrendering 111.1, good for a point differential of -0.8.
Mike Conley comes into this game averaging 19.2 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per contest and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Marc Gasol averages 20.7 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
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Wilson Chandler averages 15.5 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Danilo Gallinari averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Memphis averages 100.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 12.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 19.6 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Denver averages 110.3 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 56.3 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 26th with 15.4 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.1 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Nuggets force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 106.3 and a defensive rating of 105.6. In terms of pace they average 92.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% 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 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 111.7 and they have a defensive rating of 112.4. They get 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 25-25-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 23-26-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 25-20-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 32-13-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Denver Nuggets Injuries
01/31/17 F Kenneth Faried Hamstring probable Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
01/31/17 F Wilson Chandler Neck probable Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
01/30/17 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Back "?" Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
01/30/17 G Jamal Murray Illness "?" Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
01/30/17 C Nikola Jokic Hip doubtful Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis -2.5
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