Sunday, April 2, 2017
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 42-34. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 100.8 points per game while giving up 100.0 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 21-54. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.7 points per game and surrendering 112.2, good for a point differential of -7.5.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 39-37-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 36-39-1 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 31-42-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 43-31-1 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
04/01/17 PG Andrew Harrison Ankle "?" Sunday vs. LA Lakers
04/01/17 F JaMychal Green Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. LA Lakers
04/01/17 C Marc Gasol Foot "?" Sunday vs. LA Lakers
03/31/17 F Chandler Parsons Knee out for season
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
04/01/17 F Nick Young Ankle out indefinitely
03/31/17 F Brandon Ingram Knee is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. LA Clippers
03/31/17 C Ivica Zubac Ankle out for season
03/15/17 F Luol Deng None out for season
03/14/17 C Timofey Mozgov None out for season
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Mike Conley averages 20.5 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Julius Randle averages 13 points per game while playing 29 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 100.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 43 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 12.8 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 104.7 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.56 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 6th with 15.2 per game. The Lakers allow 112.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 25.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Lakers force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 107.8 and a defensive rating of 106.9. In terms of pace they average 92.5 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 32% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Lakers rating on offense is 106 and they have a defensive rating of 113.7. They get 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles +5.5
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