Memphis Grizzlies at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 11/2/2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Friday, November 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 8.5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 4-2. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.7 as they average 103.7 points per contest while giving up 100.0 per game. The Jazz have an overall mark of 4-3. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 114.3 points per contest and give up 109.3, which is a point differential of 5.0.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 4-2-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 2-4-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 4-2-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 4-2-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
10/27/18 SF Chandler Parsons Knee is out indefinitely
10/20/18 F JaMychal Green Jaw is out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
11/01/18 G Alec Burks Hand is questionable Friday vs Memphis
11/01/18 G Donovan Mitchell Hamstring injured last game, is questionable Friday vs Memphis
10/10/18 G Raul Neto Hamstring is out indefinitely
Mike Conley comes into this contest averaging 19.0 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Marc Gasol averages 15.3 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 23.3 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Rudy Gobert averages 18.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.4 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 75% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 103.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 12.5 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 17.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 12th in the league with 114.3 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.0. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 44.6 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 23.7. The Jazz are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.9. The Jazz surrender 109.3 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 20.4 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 40.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game.
The Grizzlies are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 102.7, and their offensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 3rd. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 22nd. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Memphis is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Utah is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Jazz are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 8th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis -8.5
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