Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to Oracle Arena to take on the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 13.5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 11-24. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.7 as they are averaging 97.5 points per contest while giving up 101.2 per game. The Warriors have an overall mark of 28-7. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 114.9 points per contest and giving up 104.5, which is a point differential of 10.4.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 12-22-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 11-23-1 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 17-18-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 17-18-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/29/17 F Brandan Wright Quad is "?" Saturday vs Golden State
12/29/17 F JaMychal Green Knee is "?" Saturday vs Golden State
11/20/17 SG Wayne Selden Quad is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/28/17 SF Omri Casspi Ankle is "?" Friday vs Charlotte
12/05/17 PG Stephen Curry Ankle is OUT Friday vs Charlotte
Marc Gasol comes into this game averaging 18.6 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Tyreke Evans averages 19.4 points per contest in 30.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.4 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Klay Thompson has scored 20.6 points per contest while playing 34 minutes per game this season for the Warriors. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Kevin Durant averages 26.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.1 rebounds per game and 5.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 97.5 points per contest this year, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.71 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 39.6 boards per contest and 20.5 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 14.2 per game. The Grizzlies allow 101.2 points per contest which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 20.5 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 1st in the NBA with 114.9 points per contest this season. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 10.34. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.1 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 30.2. The Warriors are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 16.2. The Warriors give up 104.5 points per game, which ranks them 13th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 22.7 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 42.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Warriors are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Grizzlies are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.5, and their defensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 93 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Memphis is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league.
Golden State is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Warriors are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 103.8, and their offensive rating of 114.1 is ranked 28th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis +13.5
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