San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 1/9/2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 3.5 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 24-17. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.3 as they average 111.9 points per contest while giving up 108.6 per game. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 18-22 this season. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They average 101.0 points per game and surrender 102.9, good for a point differential of -1.9.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 24-15-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 22-18-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 17-22-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 15-23-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
01/07/19 SF Rudy Gay Wrist is out Wednesday vs Memphis and is doubtful Thursday vs Oklahoma City
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
01/07/19 G Dillon Brooks Leg is questionable Wednesday vs San Antonio
01/06/19 SF Chandler Parsons None is out indefinitely
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 20.0 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. DeMar DeRozan averages 22.6 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Mike Conley averages 20.3 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Marc Gasol averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 111.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.0 per game. The Spurs allow 108.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 29th in the league with 101.0 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 39.5 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 23.2. The Grizzlies are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Grizzlies surrender 102.9 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.0 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 44.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game.
The Spurs are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 110.5, and their offensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 16th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. San Antonio is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11 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 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 107.5, 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 22nd. 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 Spurs/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis +3.5
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