Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 3/9/2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
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The Utah Jazz travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, March 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 8 point favorites.
The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 35-30. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 102.7 points per game while giving up 100.7 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 18-46. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99.1 points per contest and giving up 103.8, which is a point differential of -4.7.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 34-30-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 29-35-1 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 28-34-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 27-36-1 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
03/08/18 F Jarell Martin Knee is "?" Friday vs Utah
03/08/18 G Tyreke Evans Ribs is doubtful Friday vs Utah
03/05/18 G Andrew Harrison Wrist is out indefinitely
03/05/18 G Mario Chalmers Hamstring is out indefinitely
Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Rudy Gobert averages 13.6 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 10.5 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
JaMychal Green averages 10.5 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Marc Gasol averages 17.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 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
Utah averages 102.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.02 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.5 per game. The Jazz allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 19.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 30th in the league with 99.1 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -4.69. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40.6 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 21.4. The Grizzlies are 10th in turnovers per game with 15. The Grizzlies surrender 103.8 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 21.3 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 42 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Jazz are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 105.3, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 27th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Utah is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA.
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 13.8 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 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.7, and their defensive rating of 109.6 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 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis +8
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