Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 11/19/2019
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Memphis
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis -4.5
FedExForum is the venue where Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies (5-8, 3rd in the Southwest Division) will take on the Golden State Warriors (2-12, 5th in the Pacific Division) on Tuesday. Golden State opens this game as 4.5 point dogs. The total opens at 224.
The Warriors cover the spread 35.7% of the time, having gone 5-9-0 ATS. Memphis covers the spread 38.5% of the time, going 5-8-0 against the spread.
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
11/16/2019 D'Angelo Russell SG Thumb Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
11/12/2019 Damion Lee SG Hand Expected to be out until at least Nov 27
11/12/2019 Stephen Curry PG Hand Expected to be out until at least Mar 5
11/7/2019 Kevon Looney PF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 25
10/31/2019 Jacob Evans SG Hip Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
10/22/2019 Klay Thompson SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/16/2019 Grayson Allen SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Nov 19
11/3/2019 Andre Iguodala SG Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Alec Burks comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Eric Paschall averages 16.7 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Ja Morant averages 18.4 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Jaren Jackson averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 108.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.9 per game. The Warriors allow 119.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 26.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 16th in the league with 110.1 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -8.7. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 45.8 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.9. The Grizzlies are 6th in turnovers per game with 17.2. The Grizzlies surrender 118.8 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 24.9 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 45.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game.
The Warriors are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 115.8 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 102 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. Golden State is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the league.
Memphis is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league. The Grizzlies are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.4, and their defensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 104.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis -4.5
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