Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 2/7/2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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The Utah Jazz travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 6 point favorites.
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The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 25-28. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 103.4 points per game while giving up 102.3 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 18-34. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99.6 points per game and surrendering 102.5, good for a point differential of -2.9.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 29-24-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 26-26-1 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 24-27-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 22-29-1 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out for season
02/05/18 SG Wayne Selden Knee is "?" Tuesday vs Atlanta
01/31/18 G Tyreke Evans Possible Trade is out indefinitely
01/15/18 F Chandler Parsons Abdominal is out indefinitely
Rudy Gobert comes into this contest averaging 12.4 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 9.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Donovan Mitchell averages 19.3 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Marc Gasol averages 18 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 8.6 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 85%. JaMychal Green averages 10.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 103.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.09 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.4 per game. The Jazz allow 102.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 29th in the league with 99.6 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.94. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40.6 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 21. The Grizzlies are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Grizzlies surrender 102.5 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 10th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 21 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 42.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game this season.
The Jazz are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 24th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Utah is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Memphis is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 106 is ranked 13th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 93.8 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 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis +6
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