Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 8.5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 40-31. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 101.1 points per game while giving up 100.3 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 54-16. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 106.4 points per game and surrendering 98.6, good for a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 36-35-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 35-35-1 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 38-32-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 37-31-2 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
03/21/17 G Tony Allen Knee "?" Thursday vs. San Antonio
03/13/17 F Chandler Parsons Knee out for season
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
03/21/17 F David Lee Foot missed last game, "?" Thursday vs Memphis
03/19/17 PG Dejounte Murray Groin out indefinitely
Mike Conley comes into this game averaging 20 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per contest and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Marc Gasol averages 20 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
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Kawhi Leonard averages 26 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Pau Gasol averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 101.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.83 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 43 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 12.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.3 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 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 106.4 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.87 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 20th with 13.5 per game. The Spurs allow 98.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 107.6 and a defensive rating of 106.7. In terms of pace they average 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Spurs rating on offense is 111.9 and they have a defensive rating of 103.6. They get 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis +8.5
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