Grizzlies vs 76ers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/7/2020
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Friday, February 7, 2020
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -4
Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers (31-20, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) play the Memphis Grizzlies (26-25, 3rd in the Southwest Division) at Wells Fargo Center on Friday, February 7, 2020. Memphis opens this contest as 4 point underdogs. The total has been set at 224.
The Grizzlies cover the spread 56.0% of the time, having gone 28-22-1 ATS. Philadelphia is covering 42.5% of the time, going 20-27-4 against the spread.
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
01/27/20 SG Grayson Allen Hip is out indefinitely
01/13/20 SF Justise Winslow Back is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
02/06/20 SG Glenn Robinson III Acquired is questionable Thursday vs Milwaukee
02/06/20 SG Alec Burks Acquired is questionable Thursday vs Milwaukee
01/23/20 SG Josh Richardson Hamstring is out indefinitely
Ja Morant comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Jonas Valanciunas averages 15.1 points per game in 25.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 10.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Ben Simmons averages 16.7 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 8.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Tobias Harris averages 19.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 113.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 27.6 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.2 per game. The Grizzlies allow 114.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 24.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 23rd in the league with 108.4 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 45.7 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 25.9. The 76ers are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The 76ers surrender 106.1 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 22.1 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 41.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game.
The Grizzlies are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 111.3, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 18th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. Memphis is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 12th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league. The 76ers are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 16th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis +4
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