Memphis Grizzlies at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 3/19/2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, March 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Brooklyn as 5.5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 19-50. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.2 as they are averaging 98.8 points per game while giving up 104.0 per contest. The Nets have an overall mark of 22-48. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.1 points per contest and giving up 110.3, which is a point differential of -4.2.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 29-38-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 29-39-1 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 40-29-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 30-39-1 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out for season
03/17/18 G Andrew Harrison Wrist is "?" Monday vs Brooklyn
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
03/18/18 F Dante Cunningham Concussion is doubtful Monday vs Memphis
03/17/18 G Allen Crabbe Illness is "?" Monday vs Memphis
JaMychal Green averages 10.4 points per game in 27.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%.
D'Angelo Russell averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 75%. DeMarre Carroll averages 13.6 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league. Memphis averages 98.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.26 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets surrender 110.3 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.7 assists allowed per contest, and 30th with 46.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game this season. Brooklyn is 14th in the league with 106.1 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -4.21. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 44.8 boards per game and 12th in assists per contest with 23.2. The Nets are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.2.
The Grizzlies are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 104.4 is ranked 11th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Memphis is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league. The Nets are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis +5.5
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