Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/27/2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 10-23. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.2 as they are averaging 97.1 points per contest while giving up 101.3 per game. The Lakers have an overall record of 11-21. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.6 points per game and surrendering 109.4, good for a point differential of -2.8.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 11-21-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 10-22-1 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 16-16-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 17-15-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/26/17 F JaMychal Green Knee is "?" Wednesday vs LA Lakers
11/20/17 SG Wayne Selden Quad is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/25/17 F Brandon Ingram Quad is "?" Wednesday vs Memphis
12/25/17 G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Legal problems is probable Wednesday vs Memphis
12/24/17 PG Lonzo Ball Shoulder is out indefinitely
12/19/17 C Brook Lopez Ankle is out indefinitely
Tyreke Evans comes into this game averaging 18.8 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Marc Gasol averages 18.9 points per contest in 35.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.1 assists per game and 8.8 rebounds per contest for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Jordan Clarkson has scored 13.9 points per contest while playing 22.1 minutes per game this season for the Lakers. He hauls in 2.8 rebounds per contest and has 3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Kyle Kuzma averages 17.7 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.9 rebounds per game and 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 97.1 points per contest this year, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.18 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 39.7 boards per contest and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 14.5 per game. The Grizzlies allow 101.3 points per contest which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 20.5 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 11th in the NBA with 106.6 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.81. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 46.8 boards per contest and 8th in assists per game with 23.2. The Lakers are 2nd in turnovers per contest with 16.7. The Lakers give up 109.4 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 22.5 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 46.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Lakers are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per contest this year.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 14th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 25th. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Memphis is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league. The Lakers are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.9, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -1.5
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