Memphis Grizzlies vs Brooklyn Nets Predictions, NBA Parlay Picks 3/4/2020
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn -3
Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies (30-31, 3rd in the Southwest Division) are headed to Barclays Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Brooklyn Nets (26-33, 4th in the Atlantic Division). Brooklyn opens this game as 3 point favorites. The total is set at 226.
The Grizzlies cover 53.3% of the time, having gone 32-28-1 ATS. Brooklyn is covering 47.5% of the time, going 28-31-0 against the spread.
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
02/25/20 PF Brandon Clarke Hip is out 2-3 weeks
02/23/20 F Jaren Jackson Jr. Knee is out 2-3 weeks
01/27/20 SG Grayson Allen Hip is out indefinitely
01/13/20 SF Justise Winslow Back is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
03/02/20 SG Garrett Temple Shoulder is questionable Tuesday vs Boston
02/20/20 PG Kyrie Irving Shoulder is out for season
Jonas Valanciunas averages 14.6 points per contest in 26.0 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 11.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%. Ja Morant comes into this game averaging 17.6 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per night. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Joe Harris averages 13.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Spencer Dinwiddie scores 20.9 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 6.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 114.3 points per contest which is 22nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 24.9 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Memphis averages 112.7 points per contest, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 46.4 boards per contest and 27.1 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 15.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets give up 111.2 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 22.4 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 46.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest. Brooklyn is 20th in the NBA with 110.6 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.6. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.3 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 24.2. The Nets are 6th in turnovers per contest with 15.4.
The Grizzlies are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 16th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 17th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Memphis is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Nets are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 108.6, and their offensive rating of 108 is ranked 8th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 23rd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Brooklyn -3 and over 226 total points
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