Miami Heat at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 12/11/2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
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The Miami Heat travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, December 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 2 point favorites.
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The Heat head into this matchup with a mark of 12-13. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.4 as they are averaging 100.2 points per contest while giving up 103.6 per game. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 8-18. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.2 points per game and surrendering 101.6, good for a point differential of -3.4.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 9-14-2 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 9-14-2 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 9-16-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 9-17-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
11/30/17 C Hassan Whiteside Knee is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/09/17 F Brandan Wright Groin is "?" Monday vs Miami
11/20/17 SG Wayne Selden Quad is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
Dion Waiters averages 14.8 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Goran Dragic comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%.
Marc Gasol averages 19 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Tyreke Evans averages 18.5 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league. Miami averages 100.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.36 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies surrender 101.6 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 20.2 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season. Memphis is 28th in the league with 98.2 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.38. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 39 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 21.1. The Grizzlies are 22nd in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Heat are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 103.7 is ranked 17th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 11th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA. Miami is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA.
Memphis is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 14th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 93.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis +2
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