Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 25-18. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 99.6 points per game while giving up 99.1 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 21-19. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.8 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of 0.2.
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Mike Conley averages 19 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Bradley Beal averages 22.5 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. John Wall averages 22.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 10.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Memphis averages 99.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.1 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 53 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 19.5 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Washington averages 105.8 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 50 rebounds per game and 23 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 20th with 14.5 per game. The Wizards allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Wizards force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 105 and a defensive rating of 104.5. In terms of pace they average 93 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 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Wizards rating on offense is 108.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 96.7 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 27% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 22-21-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 20-22-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 21-19-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 25-15-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/09/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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