Friday, February 3, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, February 3, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 1 point favorites.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 30-21. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 100.6 points per game while giving up 99.5 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 28-22. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.7 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of -0.1.
Mike Conley comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Marc Gasol averages 20.8 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
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Victor Oladipo averages 16.1 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Russell Westbrook averages 30.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.4 rebounds per contest and 10.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Memphis averages 100.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 12.8 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 19.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 105.7 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 55.1 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 22nd with 15.1 per game. The Thunder allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 106.6 and a defensive rating of 105.5. In terms of pace they average 92.8 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 31% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Thunder rating on offense is 107 and they have a defensive rating of 107.1. They get 97.9 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. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.3 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 51%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 26-25-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 24-26-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 26-23-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 19-28-3 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
02/02/17 G Alejandro Abrines Back "?" Friday vs. Memphis
01/26/17 C Enes Kanter Forearm out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -1
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