Memphis Grizzlies at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/14/2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 10.5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 7-5. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.2 as they average 101.8 points per contest while giving up 100.7 per game. The Bucks have an overall mark of 10-3. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 121.6 points per contest and give up 109.7, which is a point differential of 11.9.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 7-4-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 4-7-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 8-5-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 10-3-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/13/18 G Dillon Brooks Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Milwaukee
10/27/18 SF Chandler Parsons Knee is out indefinitely
10/20/18 F JaMychal Green Jaw is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mike Conley comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Marc Gasol averages 14.8 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Khris Middleton averages 19.0 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 25.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.0 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 101.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 12.8 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 17.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 1st in the league with 121.6 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 11.9. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 51.6 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.3. The Bucks are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Bucks surrender 109.7 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.0 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 44.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game.
The Grizzlies are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 105.2, and their offensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 4th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 21st. As a unit they are 21st 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. Memphis is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Bucks are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 104.9, and their offensive rating of 116.3 is ranked 2nd. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee -10.5
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