Memphis Grizzlies at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 7 point favorites.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 7-4. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.5 as they are averaging 101.5 points per game while giving up 98.0 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 9-3. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 110.5 points per contest and giving up 104.1, which is a point differential of 6.4.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 6-5-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 3-8-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 6-6-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/07/17 G Wayne Selden Quad is doubtful Saturday vs. Houston
10/19/17 F JaMychal Green Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/10/17 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
10/20/17 PG Chris Paul Knee is out indefinitely
Marc Gasol averages 19.5 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Mike Conley comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%.
James Harden averages 29.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 10 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Eric Gordon averages 22.8 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 98 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they give up 19.3 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Memphis averages 101.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.45 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 19.4 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets surrender 104.1 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 22.6 assists allowed per contest, and 2nd with 40.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season. Houston is 4th in the league with 110.5 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.42. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 21.9. The Rockets are 4th in turnovers per game with 16.9.
The Grizzlies are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 102.7 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Memphis is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 29th in the league.
Houston is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Rockets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 105.1, and their offensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 19th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 54% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -7
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