Friday, February 24, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Friday, February 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 34-24. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 100.8 points per game while giving up 99.5 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 29-28. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.5 points per game and surrendering 106.4, good for a point differential of -0.9.
Mike Conley comes into this game averaging 19.3 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per contest and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Marc Gasol averages 20.6 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Paul George averages 22.3 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Jeff Teague averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 8.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Memphis averages 100.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.29 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd 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 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 19.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Indiana averages 105.5 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.91 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 16th with 13.8 per game. The Pacers allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Pacers force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 107 and a defensive rating of 105.6. 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 53% 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 Pacers rating on offense is 108 and they have a defensive rating of 109. They get 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 12.8 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 51%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 30-28-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 28-29-1 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 25-32-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 30-27-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/16/17 F Lavoy Allen Knee "?"
02/16/17 F Thaddeus Young Wrist "?"
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis +2.5
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