Cleveland Cavaliers at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 12/26/2018
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 9.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 8-26. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -8.8 as they average 102.8 points per game while giving up 111.6 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 17-16. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They total 101.9 points per contest and give up 102.2, which is a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 16-18-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 16-18-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 17-16-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 12-20-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/23/18 G David Nwaba Knee injured last game, is doubtful Wednesday vs Memphis12/23/18 G Rodney Hood Achilles is questionable Wednesday vs Memphis12/11/18 F Tristan Thompson Foot is out indefinitely11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/23/18 C Joakim Noah Heel is questionable Wednesday vs Cleveland10/27/18 SF Chandler Parsons Knee is out indefinitely
Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Rodney Hood averages 12.9 points per game in 28.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Mike Conley averages 20.5 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Marc Gasol averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 102.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 12.7 per game. The Cavaliers allow 111.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 28th in the league with 101.9 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 23.1. The Grizzlies are 27th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Grizzlies surrender 102.2 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 22.8 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 44.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game.
The Cavaliers are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 116.6, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 30th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Cleveland is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Memphis is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 6th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland +9.5
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