Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/5/2017
Sunday, November 5, 2017
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as +2 point favorites.
The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 5-3. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 100.4 points per contest while giving up 96.3 per game. The Lakers have an overall mark of 4-5. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.4 points per contest and giving up 107.9, which is a point differential of -1.5.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 1-7-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 5-4-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 4-5-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/03/17 C Marc Gasol Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
11/03/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. LA Clippers
11/03/17 G Wayne Selden Quad is "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
10/19/17 F JaMychal Green Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/04/17 C Andrew Bogut Back missed last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Memphis
11/02/17 F Larry Nance Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Mike Conley comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Marc Gasol averages 20.4 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 9.6 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Jordan Clarkson averages 15.1 points per game while playing 20.4 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Lonzo Ball averages 8.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 31% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 100.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.13 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 13.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 96.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 19.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 14th in the league with 106.4 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.44. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 46.1 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 22.9. The Lakers are 3rd in turnovers per game with 17.3. The Lakers surrender 107.9 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 21.9 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game this season.
The Grizzlies are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 100.9, and their offensive rating of 105.2 is ranked 27th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 23rd. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Memphis is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 30th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 19th in the league. The Lakers are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 101.6, and their defensive rating of 102.9 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 17th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +2
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