Memphis Grizzlies at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 3/7/2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 1 point favorites.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 18-45. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.6 as they are averaging 98.9 points per game while giving up 103.5 per contest. The Bulls have an overall mark of 21-42. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per contest and giving up 109.4, which is a point differential of -6.3.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 28-33-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 26-36-1 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 32-29-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 33-30-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out for season
03/06/18 G Tyreke Evans Ribs is "?" Wednesday vs Chicago
03/05/18 G Andrew Harrison Wrist is out indefinitely
03/05/18 F Jarell Martin Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Chicago
03/05/18 G Mario Chalmers Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/05/18 F Paul Zipser Foot is "?" Wednesday vs Memphis
Marc Gasol averages 17.9 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. JaMychal Green comes into this contest averaging 10.5 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%.
Zach Lavine averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Lauri Markkanen averages 14.8 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league. Memphis averages 98.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.62 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 15 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 109.4 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.4 assists allowed per contest, and 29th with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game this season. Chicago is 23rd in the league with 103.1 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6.27. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 44.8 boards per game and 11th in assists per contest with 23.4. The Bulls are 22nd in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 12th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Memphis is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Chicago is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.8, and their defensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago -1
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