Saturday, March 4, 2017
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 8.5 point favorites.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 36-25. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 101.2 points per game while giving up 99.8 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 43-19. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 115.1 points per game and surrendering 108.3, good for a point differential of 6.8.
Marc Gasol comes into this game averaging 20.6 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Mike Conley averages 19.6 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Eric Gordon averages 17 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. James Harden averages 28.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 11.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Memphis averages 101.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.48 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 19.9 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Houston averages 115.1 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.87 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 6th with 15.3 per game. The Rockets allow 108.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Rockets force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 107.5 and a defensive rating of 105.9. In terms of pace they average 92.9 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 12.1 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 Rockets rating on offense is 115 and they have a defensive rating of 108.2. They get 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 47% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 32-29-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 29-31-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 35-27-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 32-30-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis +8.5
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