Saturday, March 18, 2017
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The San Antonio Spurs head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 5 point favorites.
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The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 52-15. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.0 as they are averaging 106.5 points per game while giving up 98.5 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 39-30. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.4 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 36-31-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 35-30-2 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 35-34-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 34-34-1 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
03/15/17 PG Dejounte Murray Groin "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
03/15/17 PG Tony Parker Back "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
03/13/17 F Chandler Parsons Knee out for season
Kawhi Leonard comes into this game averaging 26.4 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this year for the Spurs. He pulls down 6 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Pau Gasol averages 12.1 points per game in 25.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Mike Conley averages 20.1 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 6.3 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 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
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Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 106.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 44 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 13.5 per game. The Spurs allow 98.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 101.4 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.93 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 26th with 12.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.4 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 3rd and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.2 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 20th in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 111.7 and a defensive rating of 103.3. In terms of pace they average 94.8 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. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 107.8 and they have a defensive rating of 106.8. They get 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% 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%.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -5
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