Milwaukee Bucks at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 3/12/2018
Monday, March 12, 2018
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, March 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 8 point favorites.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 35-31. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 104.8 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 18-48. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.5 points per contest and giving up 103.8, which is a point differential of -5.3.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 26-35-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 32-33-1 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 28-36-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 27-38-1 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/06/18 PG Matthew Dellavedova Ankle is out indefinitely
02/03/18 G Malcolm Brogdon Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out for season
03/09/18 G Tyreke Evans Ribs is out indefinitely
03/05/18 G Andrew Harrison Wrist is out indefinitely
03/05/18 G Mario Chalmers Hamstring is out indefinitely
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.2 points per game in 37.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 10.2 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
JaMychal Green averages 10.4 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Marc Gasol averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 104.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.48 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14 per game. The Bucks allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 30th in the league with 98.5 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -5.32. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40.6 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 21.3. The Grizzlies are 9th in turnovers per game with 15. The Grizzlies surrender 103.8 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 21.3 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 42.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Bucks are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.8, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. Milwaukee is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
Memphis is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Grizzlies are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.1, and their defensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis +8
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