Milwaukee Bucks at Memphis Grizzlies Basketball Betting Tips 1/16/2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 5.5 point favorites.
The Bucks have a record of 30-12. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 9.3 as they average 117.6 points per game while giving up 108.3 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 19-24. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 100.9 points per contest and give up 102.9, which is a point differential of -2.0.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 24-17-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 21-21-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 18-25-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 16-26-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
01/13/19 G Donte DiVincenzo Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Miami
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
01/15/19 C Marc Gasol Wrist injured last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Milwaukee
01/14/19 SF Kyle Anderson Ankle is out 2-4 weeks
01/09/19 G Dillon Brooks Leg is out for season
01/06/19 SF Chandler Parsons None is out indefinitely
Khris Middleton averages 17.8 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 26.7 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 12.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Mike Conley averages 20.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Marc Gasol averages 15.4 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks allow 108.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they give up 24.0 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league. Milwaukee averages 117.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 49.0 rebounds per game and 26.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 1st and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies surrender 102.9 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 22.7 assists allowed per contest, and 13th with 44.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game. Memphis is 30th in the league with 100.9 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 39.9 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 23.2. The Grizzlies are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Bucks are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.2, and their defensive rating of 105.1 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 102.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Milwaukee is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league.
Memphis is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 107.6, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 8th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 21st 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.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -5.5
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