Memphis Grizzlies at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 11/29/2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 8 point favorites.
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The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 7-12. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 98.8 points per contest while giving up 100.9 per game. The Spurs have an overall record of 13-7. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.7 points per game and surrendering 98.6, good for a point differential of 3.1.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 6-13-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 5-14-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 10-10-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 8-12-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/26/17 F Brandan Wright Groin is "?" Wednesday vs San Antonio
11/26/17 F Chandler Parsons Knee left last game, is "?" Wednesday vs San Antonio
11/20/17 SG Wayne Selden Quad is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/27/17 F Rudy Gay Heel is "?" Wednesday vs Memphis
10/22/17 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
Tyreke Evans comes into this game averaging 17.7 points per contest while playing 28.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Marc Gasol averages 19.1 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.1 assists per game and 9.1 rebounds per contest for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
LaMarcus Aldridge has scored 22.2 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game this season for the Spurs. He hauls in 8.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Rudy Gay averages 11.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 22.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 5 rebounds per game and 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 98.8 points per contest this year, which is 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.11 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 21st. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 39.6 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 29th with 13.8 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.9 points per contest which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 20 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 24th in the NBA with 101.7 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.1. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 8th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.4 boards per contest and 7th in assists per game with 23.4. The Spurs are 27th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Spurs give up 98.6 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 22 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 41.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 6th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Grizzlies are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104, and their defensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Memphis is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 25th in the league.
San Antonio is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Spurs are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 103.4, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 27th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio -8
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