Brooklyn Nets at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 1/4/2019
Friday, January 4, 2019
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, January 4, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 2 point favorites.
The Nets head into this matchup with a mark of 18-21. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -1.0 as they average 111.0 points per contest while giving up 112.0 per game. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 18-19. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They total 101.5 points per contest and give up 102.3, which is a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 19-19-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 18-19-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 17-19-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 14-21-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/31/18 SF Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Groin is out indefinitely
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
01/02/19 G Allen Crabbe Knee is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
10/27/18 SF Chandler Parsons Knee is out indefinitely
D'Angelo Russell comes into this contest averaging 18.0 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 17.5 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Marc Gasol averages 16.0 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Mike Conley averages 19.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 111.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.2 per game. The Nets allow 112.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 29th in the league with 101.5 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 39.5 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 23.1. The Grizzlies are 26th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Grizzlies surrender 102.3 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 22.8 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 44.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game.
The Nets are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 112.5, and their offensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 24th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA.
Memphis is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league. The Grizzlies are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis -2
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