Spurs vs Grizzlies 1/10/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Friday, January 10, 2020
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Memphis
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis -1
FedExForum is the venue where Jaren Jackson and the Memphis Grizzlies (16-22, 4th in the Southwest Division) will play the San Antonio Spurs (16-20, 3rd in the Southwest Division) on Friday. The odds on this matchup have Memphis as 1 point favorites. The O/U is set at 230.
The Spurs are covering 40.0% of the time, having gone 14-21-1 ATS. Memphis is covering 51.3% of the time, going 19-18-1 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/19/19 SF Andre Iguodala None is out indefinitely
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 21.9 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 19.1 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Jaren Jackson averages 17.8 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Ja Morant averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 6.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 114.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 46.8 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.3 per game. The Spurs allow 114.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 25.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 10th in the league with 112.6 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -3.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.5. The Grizzlies are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.7. The Grizzlies surrender 116.3 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.1 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 44.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game.
The Spurs are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.3, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. San Antonio is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Memphis is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. The Grizzlies are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.8, and their defensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio +1
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