Memphis Grizzlies at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 3 point favorites.
The Grizzlies have a record of 18-19. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -0.7 as they average 101.5 points per game while giving up 102.3 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 22-17 this season. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They average 111.8 points per game and surrender 109.2, good for a point differential of 2.7.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 17-20-0 against the spread this season
The Memphis Grizzlies are 14-22-0 against the over/under this year
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 23-15-1 against the spread this season
The San Antonio Spurs are 22-17-0 against the over/under this year
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
10/27/18 SF Chandler Parsons Knee is out indefinitely
01/03/19 PG Mike Conley Shoulder is questionable Friday vs Brooklyn
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
Mike Conley comes into this game averaging 19.9 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Marc Gasol averages 16.0 points per contest in 34.5 minutes per game. He averages 4.4 assists per game and 8.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
LaMarcus Aldridge scores 19.9 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. DeMar DeRozan averages 22.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.1 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 101.5 points per contest, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 39.5 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 26th with 12.8 per game. The Grizzlies allow 102.3 points per contest, which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, 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
San Antonio is 12th in the NBA with 111.8 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.67. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 1st in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.5 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 24.8. The Spurs are 29th in turnovers per contest with 12.0. The Spurs give up 109.2 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.5 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 43.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per contest this year.
The Grizzlies are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 6th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Memphis is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA.
San Antonio is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. The Spurs are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.7, and their defensive rating of 111 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis +3
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