Warriors vs Grizzlies 1/12/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Memphis
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis -3
Eric Paschall and the Golden State Warriors (9-31, 5th in the Pacific Division) head to FedExForum on Sunday where they'll meet the Memphis Grizzlies (17-22, 3rd in the Southwest Division). Golden State opens this game as 3 point underdogs. The over/under is set at 220.
The Warriors are covering the spread 47.5% of the time, having gone 19-21-0 ATS. Memphis is covering the spread 52.6% of the time, going 20-18-1 against the spread.
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/30/19 PG Stephen Curry Hand is out indefinitely
10/19/19 SG Klay Thompson Knee is out indefinitely
01/10/20 C Kevon Looney Abdominal is out indefinitely
01/10/20 PG D'Angelo Russell Shoulder is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Memphis
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/19/19 SF Andre Iguodala None is out indefinitely
Eric Paschall comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 27.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Alec Burks averages 15.9 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Jaren Jackson averages 18.0 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.9 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 18.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 6.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 104.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 44.0 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.7 per game. The Warriors allow 112.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 25.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 10th in the league with 113.2 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -3.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 45.3 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.8. The Grizzlies are 8th in turnovers per game with 15.5. The Grizzlies surrender 116.4 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.2 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 44.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game.
The Warriors are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.8, and their defensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 30th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Golden State is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 5th in the league.
Memphis is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 112.6, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 25th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State +3
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