Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 1.5 point favorites. The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 22-14. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 98.6 points per game while giving up 97.6 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 23-14. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 108.0 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of 5.1.
Mike Conley comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Marc Gasol averages 19.5 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
DeAndre Jordan averages 11.6 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 13.3 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage currently is at 53%. Chris Paul averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 9.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Memphis averages 98.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.2 per game. The Grizzlies allow 97.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 19.1 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.
Los Angeles averages 108 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 10th with 13.4 per game. The Clippers allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Clippers force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 104.3 and a defensive rating of 103.4. In terms of pace they average 92.6 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 30% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Clippers rating on offense is 111.4 and they have a defensive rating of 106.1. They get 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 19-17-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 16-19-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 17-20-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 22-15-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/15/16 F Deyonta Davis Foot out indefinitely
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
01/02/17 C Marc Gasol Ankle injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/19/16 F Blake Griffin Knee expected to miss 3-6 weeks
12/19/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
01/03/17 PG Chris Paul Hamstring "?" Wednesday vs. Memphis
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -1.5
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