San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies 4/22/2017 Free Game 4 NBA Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 4/21/2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
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The San Antonio Spurs are headed to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Game 4 of their Playoff series. The Spurs lead the series 2-1. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Spurs finished the regular season with an overall record of 61-21. They were 1st in the Southwest Division. They had a point differential of 7.2 as they averaged 105.3 points per game while giving up 98.1 per contest. The Grizzlies had a regular season record of 43-39. They finished the year 3rd in the Southwest Division. They averaged 100.5 points per game and surrendered 100.0, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 42-39-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 43-37-2 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 41-41-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 39-42-1 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
04/13/17 G Tony Allen Leg out indefinitely
03/31/17 F Chandler Parsons Knee out for season
Pau Gasol comes into this contest averaging 12.4 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Kawhi Leonard averages 25.5 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Marc Gasol averages 19.5 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Mike Conley averages 20.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 105.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.4 per game. The Spurs allow 98.1 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 3rd and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 100.5 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.49 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 17th in the NBA. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 25th with 12.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.1 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 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 111.1 and a defensive rating of 103.5. In terms of pace they average 94.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% 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 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 107.1. They get 92.3 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 32% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 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?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis +3.5
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