Saturday, January 28, 2017
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 6 point favorites.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 27-20. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.3 as they are averaging 99.7 points per game while giving up 99.4 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 30-18. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 99.4 points per game and surrendering 95.4, good for a point differential of 4.0.
Mike Conley comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 32.5 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 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Marc Gasol averages 20.6 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 6.1 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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Rudy Gobert averages 12.8 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 12.6 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage currently is at 65%. Gordon Hayward averages 21.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Memphis averages 99.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.4 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 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd 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 10th in the league.
Utah averages 99.4 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 13th with 13.6 per game. The Jazz allow 95.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 17.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 105.4 and a defensive rating of 105.1. In terms of pace they average 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. 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 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 Jazz rating on offense is 108.5 and they have a defensive rating of 104.1. They get 91.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 23-24-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 20-26-1 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 20-27-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 22-26-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
01/27/17 F Chandler Parsons Knee is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Portland
01/27/17 F JaMychal Green Knee is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Portland
01/26/17 G Troy Daniels Knee "?" Friday vs. Portland
Utah Jazz Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -6
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