Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 24-16. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 99.3 points per game while giving up 98.6 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 23-16. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.9 points per game and surrendering 105.0, good for a point differential of 1.9.
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Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Mike Conley averages 18.7 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Russell Westbrook averages 31.2 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 10.6 rebounds per game and has 10.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Steven Adams averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Memphis averages 99.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 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 52.5 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13 per game. The Grizzlies allow 98.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 19.5 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.
Oklahoma City averages 106.9 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 55.2 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 21st with 14.8 per game. The Thunder allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 104.9 and a defensive rating of 104.2. In terms of pace they average 92.7 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 31% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Thunder rating on offense is 108.5 and they have a defensive rating of 106.6. They get 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 21-19-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 19-20-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 21-17-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 15-22-2 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/15/16 F Deyonta Davis Foot out indefinitely10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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