Washington Wizards at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 1/5/2018
Friday, January 5, 2018
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The Washington Wizards travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, January 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 4 point favorites.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 22-16. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.7 as they are averaging 106.7 points per game while giving up 104.0 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 12-26. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.9 points per contest and giving up 102.4, which is a point differential of -3.5.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 19-19-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 14-23-1 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 14-23-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 14-23-1 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
01/04/18 F Chandler Parsons Knee is "?" Friday vs Washington
Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 23.4 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. John Wall averages 18.5 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.7 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Marc Gasol averages 18.3 points per game while playing 34.6 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 83%. Tyreke Evans averages 19.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 106.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.68 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.7 per game. The Wizards allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 29th in the league with 98.9 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 39.6 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 20.7. The Grizzlies are 21st in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Grizzlies surrender 102.4 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 20.9 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 42 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season.
The Wizards are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Washington is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league.
Memphis is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 109.4, and their offensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 10th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington -4
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