Philadelphia 76ers at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 1/22/2018
Monday, January 22, 2018
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, January 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 2.5 point favorites.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 22-20. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 108.3 points per game while giving up 107.2 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 16-29. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99.5 points per game and surrendering 102.1, good for a point differential of -2.6.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 24-18-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 23-19-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 20-24-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 17-27-1 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/20/18 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist is "?" Monday vs Memphis
01/16/18 G J.J. Redick Leg is out indefinitely
01/15/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
01/20/18 PG Andrew Harrison Shoulder is "?" Monday vs Philadelphia
01/20/18 F Brandan Wright Illness is "?" Monday vs Philadelphia
01/20/18 F James Ennis III Calf is "?" Monday vs Philadelphia
01/20/18 F JaMychal Green Ankle left last game, is "?" Monday vs Philadelphia
01/15/18 F Chandler Parsons Abdominal is out indefinitely
Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 56%. Joel Embiid averages 24 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 10.9 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Tyreke Evans averages 19.4 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Marc Gasol averages 18.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 108.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.17 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 47.4 rebounds per game and 25.9 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 18.1 per game. The 76ers allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 29th in the league with 99.5 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.56. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 20.8. The Grizzlies are 21st in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Grizzlies surrender 102.1 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 20.9 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 42.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game this season.
The 76ers are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 105.5, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 27th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 9th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Memphis is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 14th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 93.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. 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 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis +2.5
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