Cleveland Cavaliers at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 2/23/2018
Friday, February 23, 2018
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, February 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 6.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 34-22. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 110.2 points per game while giving up 110.0 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 18-38. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99.2 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of -3.7.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 18-37-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 29-25-2 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 25-30-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 24-31-1 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/30/18 F Kevin Love Hand is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out for season
02/22/18 F Chandler Parsons Knee is "?" Friday vs Cleveland
02/22/18 SG Wayne Selden Knee is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Cleveland
Lebron James comes into this contest averaging 26.5 points per game while playing 37 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.6 points per game in 23.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Marc Gasol averages 17.7 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. JaMychal Green averages 9.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 110.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 41.7 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.2 per game. The Cavaliers allow 110 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 25.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 29th in the league with 99.2 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.71. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40.6 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 21.1. The Grizzlies are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Grizzlies surrender 102.9 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.1 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 41.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season.
The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 112.1, and their offensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 2nd. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA. Cleveland is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Memphis is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Grizzlies are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 93.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis +6.5
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