Memphis Grizzlies at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 3/5/2018
Monday, March 5, 2018
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The Memphis Grizzlies travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, March 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 18-44. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.7 as they are averaging 98.9 points per game while giving up 103.6 per contest. The Spurs have an overall mark of 36-27. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.4 points per contest and giving up 99.4, which is a point differential of 3.0.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 27-33-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 26-35-1 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 32-29-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 30-33-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out for season
03/04/18 G Tyreke Evans Ribs is "?" Monday vs San Antonio
03/03/18 G Andrew Harrison Wrist is "?" Monday vs San Antonio
03/03/18 G Mario Chalmers Hamstring left last game, is "?" Monday vs San Antonio
03/03/18 G Wayne Selden Knee is probable Monday vs San Antonio
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
03/04/18 F LaMarcus Aldridge Ankle is "?" Monday vs Memphis
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
JaMychal Green comes into this contest averaging 10.4 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Marc Gasol averages 17.8 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Patty Mills averages 9.7 points per game while playing 24.4 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 1.9 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Rudy Gay averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 98.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.66 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 26th 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. The Grizzlies allow 103.6 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 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 26th in the league with 102.4 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.95. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 22.9. The Spurs are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Spurs surrender 99.4 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.4 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 42.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 109.6, and their offensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 11th. 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 27th 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 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.
San Antonio is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league. The Spurs are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio -5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks