Memphis Grizzlies at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 3/30/2018
Friday, March 30, 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, March 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 15 point favorites.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 21-54. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.8 as they are averaging 98.9 points per game while giving up 104.7 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 42-33. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.4 points per game and surrendering 100.1, good for a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 32-41-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 33-41-1 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 39-35-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 34-40-1 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out for season
03/29/18 G Tyreke Evans Personal is "?" Friday vs Utah
03/28/18 G Andrew Harrison Wrist is "?" Friday vs Utah
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
Marc Gasol averages 17.4 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. JaMychal Green comes into this contest averaging 10.5 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%.
Rudy Gobert averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Donovan Mitchell averages 20.3 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league. Memphis averages 98.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.8 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 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz surrender 100.1 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20 assists allowed per contest, and 5th with 41.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15 per game this season. Utah is 23rd in the league with 103.4 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.25. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 43 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 22. The Jazz are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.7.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 110.4, and their offensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 11th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. 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 20th in the NBA. Memphis is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Utah is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league. The Jazz are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah -15
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