San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 12/23/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Monday, December 23, 2019
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Memphis
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio -1
LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs (11-17, 3rd in the Southwest Division) head to FedExForum on Monday where they'll take on the Memphis Grizzlies (11-19, 4th in the Southwest Division). Memphis opens this contest as 1 point dogs. The over/under has been set at 226.5.
The Spurs are covering 29.6% of the time, having gone 8-19-1 ATS. Memphis is covering the spread 46.7% of the time, going 14-16-0 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/21/2019 Jonas Valanciunas C Foot Expected to be out until at least Dec 23
12/10/2019 Andre Iguodala SG Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Dec 25
DeMar DeRozan averages 20.7 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Jaren Jackson averages 17.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Ja Morant averages 18.2 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 115.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they give up 25.4 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league. San Antonio averages 111.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 8th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies surrender 116.2 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.0 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game. Memphis is 16th in the league with 110.8 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -5.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.9. The Grizzlies are 7th in turnovers per game with 16.0.
The Spurs are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 112.1, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 21st. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. San Antonio is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Memphis is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 112.1, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 22nd. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -1
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