Friday, January 13, 2017
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Friday, January 13, 2017. The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 24-17. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 99.2 points per game while giving up 98.7 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 31-10. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 114.6 points per game and surrendering 107.4, good for a point differential of 7.1.
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Mike Conley averages 18.8 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Eric Gordon averages 17.8 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. James Harden averages 28.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 11.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Memphis averages 99.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 12.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 98.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.3 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 19.6 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Houston averages 114.6 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 53 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 26th with 15.6 per game. The Rockets allow 107.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Rockets force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 104.8 and a defensive rating of 104.3. In terms of pace they average 92.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% 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 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 115.5 and they have a defensive rating of 108.3. They get 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 46% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 13.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 21-20-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 19-21-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 26-15-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 24-17-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
Houston Rockets Injuries
12/19/16 C Clint Capela Fibula out indefinitely
01/12/17 G Eric Gordon Toe "?" Friday vs. Memphis
Tony's Pick: Take Houston
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