San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 1/24/2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 4 point favorites.
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The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 30-18. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 100.6 points per contest while giving up 97.5 per game. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 17-29. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99.7 points per game and surrendering 102.1, good for a point differential of -2.4.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 25-21-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 18-30-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 21-24-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 18-27-1 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/22/18 G Manu Ginobili Thigh is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Cleveland
01/22/18 F Pau Gasol Wrist is OUT Tuesday vs Cleveland
01/19/18 F Rudy Gay Heel is out indefinitely
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
01/22/18 F James Ennis III Calf is "?" Wednesday vs San Antonio
01/22/18 F JaMychal Green Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs San Antonio
01/15/18 F Chandler Parsons Abdominal is out indefinitely
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 22.3 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 8.7 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Tony Parker comes into this contest averaging 8.2 points per game while playing 21.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 2.2 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 65%.
Tyreke Evans averages 19.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Marc Gasol averages 18.1 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 97.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 5th 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 7th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league. San Antonio averages 100.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.08 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 14 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
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 7th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 20.9 assists allowed per contest, and 11th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15 per game this season. Memphis is 29th in the league with 99.7 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.41. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40.3 boards per game and 29th in assists per contest with 20.7. The Grizzlies are 21st in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Spurs are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 103.1 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. San Antonio is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 26th in the league.
Memphis is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 12th. 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 20th 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 Spurs/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis +4
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