San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 12/1/2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, December 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 3 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 14-7. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 101.8 points per contest while giving up 98.4 per game. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 7-13. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.6 points per game and surrendering 101.1, good for a point differential of -2.5.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 10-10-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 9-12-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 6-13-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 6-14-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/22/17 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/30/17 F Brandan Wright Groin is OUT Friday vs San Antonio
11/30/17 F Chandler Parsons Knee is "?" Friday vs San Antonio
11/30/17 PG Mario Chalmers Ankle missed last game, is probable Friday vs San Antonio
11/20/17 SG Wayne Selden Quad is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 23.1 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Rudy Gay averages 11.7 points per game in 22.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Tyreke Evans averages 18 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Marc Gasol averages 18.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 101.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.38 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 14.2 per game. The Spurs allow 98.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.4 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 22 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 28th in the league with 98.6 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.45. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 39.5 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 20.8. The Grizzlies are 29th in turnovers per game with 14. The Grizzlies surrender 101.1 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 20.1 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 44 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season.
The Spurs are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 103.6, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 26th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. San Antonio is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Memphis is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league. The Grizzlies are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.1, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio -3
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