San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/2/2020
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2020
Location: Visa Athletic Center in Orlando, Florida
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis -4
Rudy Gay and the San Antonio Spurs (28-36, 4th in the Southwest Division) are headed to Visa Athletic Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Memphis Grizzlies (32-34, 3rd in the Southwest Division). Memphis opens this matchup as 4-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 231.5.
The Spurs are covering 41.3% of the time, having gone 26-37-1 ATS. Memphis covers the spread 52.3% of the time, going 34-31-1 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
07/31/20 SG Marco Belinelli Undisclosed left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Memphis
07/31/20 SG Bryn Forbes Quad is questionable Sunday vs Memphis
07/31/20 PF Trey Lyles Appendix is out indefinitely
07/31/20 PG Patty Mills Undisclosed is questionable Sunday vs Memphis
06/14/20 C LaMarcus Aldridge Shoulder is out for season
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
01/27/20 SG Grayson Allen Hip is out for season
Rudy Gay comes into this contest averaging 10.2 points per game while playing 21.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Dejounte Murray averages 10.7 points per game in 24.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Jaren Jackson Jr. averages 17.2 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Kyle Anderson averages 5.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 19.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 113.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.3 per game. The Spurs allow 115.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 25.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 13th in the league with 113.0 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 46.6 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.0. The Grizzlies are 8th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Grizzlies surrender 114.1 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.9 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 44.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game.
The Spurs are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 113.6, and their offensive rating of 112 is ranked 25th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 16th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. San Antonio is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Memphis is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 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. The Grizzlies are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 16th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 17th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis -4
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