Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/5/2020
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Location: HP Field House in Orlando, Florida
TV: AT&T Sportsnet
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -4.5
Jonas Valanciunas and the Memphis Grizzlies (32-36, 3rd in the Southwest Division) go to HP Field House on Wednesday where they'll take on the Utah Jazz (42-25, 2nd in the Northwest Division). Memphis opens this matchup as 4.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 225.
The Grizzlies cover 50.7% of the time, having gone 34-33-1 ATS. Utah is covering 47.7% of the time, going 31-34-2 against the spread.
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
07/29/20 PG Tyus Jones Knee is out indefinitely
07/21/20 SF Justise Winslow Hip is out for season
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
06/28/20 SF Bojan Bogdanovic Wrist is out for season
Jonas Valanciunas comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Ja Morant averages 17.7 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 24.1 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Rudy Gobert averages 15.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.6 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 70% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 112.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 46.4 rebounds per game and 27.0 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15.2 per game. The Grizzlies allow 113.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 24.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 19th in the league with 110.7 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.7. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 22.1. The Jazz are 10th in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Jazz surrender 108.0 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 21.2 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 42.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game.
The Grizzlies are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 110.5, and their offensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 16th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 20th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th 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 20th in the NBA.
Utah is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Jazz are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 11th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis +4.5
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