Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 12/17/2018
Monday, December 17, 2018
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Monday, December 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 11.5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 16-13. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.4 as they average 102.5 points per contest while giving up 102.1 per game. The Warriors have an overall mark of 20-10. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They total 116.1 points per contest and give up 111.1, which is a point differential of 5.0.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 16-13-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 12-16-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 13-17-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 16-14-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/15/18 SF Kyle Anderson Ankle is questionable Monday vs Golden State
11/23/18 G Dillon Brooks Knee is out indefinitely
10/27/18 SF Chandler Parsons Knee is out indefinitely
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/15/18 G Andre Iguodala Hip is questionable Monday vs Memphis
12/15/18 PG Shaun Livingston Groin is questionable Monday vs Memphis
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
Jaren Jackson averages 13.0 points per game in 25.3 minutes per contest. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Mike Conley comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Kevin Durant averages 29.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 93%. Klay Thompson averages 22.6 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league. Memphis averages 102.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 30th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors surrender 111.1 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 42.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game. Golden State is 3rd in the league with 116.1 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 5.0. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 45.8 boards per game and 1st in assists per contest with 28.1. The Warriors are 9th in turnovers per game with 14.9.
The Grizzlies are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 106.4, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 6th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Memphis is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Golden State is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 110.2, and their offensive rating of 115.2 is ranked 15th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State -11.5
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