Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies Basketball Betting Tips 3/8/2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
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The Utah Jazz travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, March 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 7 point favorites.
The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 37-27. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.5 as they average 110.3 points per contest while giving up 106.8 per game. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 26-40. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 101.4 points per contest and give up 103.8, which is a point differential of -2.4.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 33-29-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 32-32-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 30-35-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 25-40-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
03/07/19 C Ekpe Udoh Back is questionable Friday vs Memphis
03/06/19 PG Raul Neto Hamstring is questionable Friday vs Memphis
01/07/19 PG Dante Exum Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
02/23/19 F Jaren Jackson Jr. Quad is out indefinitely
02/23/19 SF Kyle Anderson Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/01/19 SF Omri Casspi Knee is out indefinitely
01/09/19 G Dillon Brooks Leg is out for season
Rudy Gobert averages 15.5 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 12.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 65% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%. Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 23.3 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Mike Conley averages 20.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Avery Bradley averages 9.7 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.0 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league. Utah averages 110.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 10th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies surrender 103.8 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 5th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 22.9 assists allowed per contest, and 12th with 44.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game. Memphis is 30th in the league with 101.4 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 40.9 boards per game and 20th in assists per contest with 23.5. The Grizzlies are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Jazz are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 106, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 3rd. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Utah is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 27th in the NBA.
Memphis is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league. The Grizzlies are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.5, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 28th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah -7
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