Memphis Grizzlies at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 10/23/2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Monday, October 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 8.5 point favorites.
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The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 2-0. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 11.0 as they are averaging 107.0 points per contest while giving up 96.0 per game. The Rockets have an overall mark of 3-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 111.3 points per contest and giving up 104.0, which is a point differential of 7.3.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 2-0-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 0-2-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 2-1-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 1-2-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
10/21/17 G Wayne Selden Quad is "?" Monday vs. Houston
10/19/17 F JaMychal Green Ankle is out indefinitely
10/16/17 G Ben McLemore Foot is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
10/20/17 PG Chris Paul Knee is out indefinitely
Mike Conley averages 18.5 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 24 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 12.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 94%.
Eric Gordon averages 22.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%. James Harden averages 27.7 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 8.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 96 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.5 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they give up 17.5 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 18 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league. Memphis averages 107 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 13 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets surrender 104 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 44% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24 assists allowed per contest, and 8th with 41.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game this season. Houston is 10th in the league with 111.3 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.33. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 46.7 boards per game and 15th in assists per contest with 21.3. The Rockets are 20th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Grizzlies are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 99.4, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 24th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 17th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Memphis is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Houston is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Rockets are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 105.4, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 17th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -8.5
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