Monday, March 13, 2017
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, March 13, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 5.5 point favorites.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 32-33. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 105.1 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 36-30. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.2 points per game and surrendering 100.8, good for a point differential of 0.4.
Greg Monroe comes into this contest averaging 11.8 points per game while playing 22.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 23.2 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Mike Conley averages 19.9 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Marc Gasol averages 20.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Milwaukee averages 105.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.77 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14 per game. The Bucks allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Memphis averages 101.2 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.38 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 26th with 13 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Grizzlies force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 110 and a defensive rating of 109.2. In terms of pace they average 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 107.3 and they have a defensive rating of 106.9. They get 93.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 29-36-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 36-28-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 32-34-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 33-32-1 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
03/12/17 G Malcolm Brogdon Back out indefinitely
03/12/17 F Mirza Teletovic Hamstring "?" Monday vs. Memphis
02/28/17 F Michael Beasley Knee out indefinitely
02/09/17 F Jabari Parker ACL out for season
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis -5.5
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