Memphis Grizzlies at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
American Airlines Arena
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this game has Miami as 5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 19-22. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -1.6 as they average 100.9 points per contest while giving up 102.5 per game. The Heat have an overall mark of 20-20. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 106.5 points per contest and give up 105.6, which is a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 18-23-0 against the spread this season
The Memphis Grizzlies are 15-25-0 against the over/under this year
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 20-18-1 against the spread this season
The Miami Heat are 21-17-0 against the over/under this year
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
01/09/19 G Dillon Brooks Leg is out for season
01/06/19 SF Chandler Parsons None is out indefinitely
Key Miami Heat Injuries
12/19/18 PG Goran Dragic Knee is out indefinitely
Marc Gasol comes into this game averaging 15.7 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Mike Conley averages 20.1 points per contest in 33.9 minutes per game. He averages 6.2 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Josh Richardson scores 18.1 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Hassan Whiteside averages 12.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.5 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 45%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 100.9 points per contest, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 39.8 boards per contest and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 25th with 13.0 per game. The Grizzlies allow 102.5 points per contest, which is 1st in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 22nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they allow 22.8 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 25th in the NBA with 106.5 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 0.95. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 12th in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.3 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 23.5. The Heat are 16th in turnovers per contest with 14.0. The Heat give up 105.6 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 22.1 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 44.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 107 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Memphis is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 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 20th in the league.
Miami is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 30th in the league. The Heat are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.3, and their defensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Heat NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis +5
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