Memphis
Grizzlies
Stadium FedExForum
32-33 Overall | WESTERN 8th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Southwest Division112.6113.7
Schedule
Regular season
Mon  3/2
@
Atlanta
W127-88
Wed  3/4
@
Brooklyn
W118-79
Fri  3/6
@
Dallas
L96-121
Sat  3/7
vs
Atlanta
W118-101
Tue  3/10
vs
Orlando
L115-120
Thu  3/12
@
Portland
POSTPONED
Sat  3/14
@
Utah
POSTPONED
Mon  3/16
@
San Antonio
POSTPONED
Tue  3/17
vs
Oklahoma City
POSTPONED
Thu  3/19
@
Milwaukee
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Grizzlies are not contenders to win the championship at 1000/1, 0.1%. They are one of 8 teams with these odds (#23 in the league). They have no chance to win the championship. They are not a good value to win the West either at 600/1, 0.2%. The Grizzlies are averaging 32.8 wins per sim which makes them a solid bet to win over 27 games. At +1500 the Grizzlies are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 1.5% chance. They have less than 1% chance to win the division. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #13 in the West.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

They were expected to win 41% of their games last season so their 33-49 met expectations. They were not good against the spread going 39-42-1 (-720 loss). More of their games came in under (46) than went over (36). In their next game vs the Heat they are only winning 32% of the simulations. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (WEAKNESS): They are a bad shooting team with a true FG% of 54.8% (#25 in League). They average 103.5 pts per game vs an expected average (based on pre-game odds) of 103.5. On the road they average 102.5 (102.5 expected), and at home 104.6 ppg (104.6 expected).

DEFENSE (WEAKNESS): This is a below average defensive team allowing opponents to shoot 56.2 true FG% (#19 in League). Even though they allow a high shooting %, they actually allow fewer points (106.1) than expected (106.4). They are allowing 108.1 (107.9 expected) on the road, and at home 104.2 ppg (104.9 expected).

REBOUNDING (WEAKNESS): They are outrebounded by opponents by 2.6 per game (#26 in league).

TURNOVERS (STRENGTH): Their average turnover margin is 1.2 per game (#9 in league).

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Ja Morant who is projected to be the #14 Guard. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
3 Allen, Grayson SG6-419810/08/19951Duke
1 Anderson, Kyle SF6-923009/20/19935UCLA
24 Brooks, Dillon SG6-722501/22/19962Oregon
15 Clarke, Brandon SF6-821509/19/19960San Jose State; Gonzaga
14 Dieng, Gorgui C6-1025201/18/19906Louisville
23 Guduric, Marko SG6-620103/08/19950No College
20 Jackson, Josh SG6-820702/10/19972Kansas
13 Jackson Jr., Jaren PF6-1124209/15/19991Michigan State
21 Jones, Tyus PG6-019605/10/19964Duke
46 Konchar, John SG6-521003/22/19960Purdue Univ-Fort Wayne
0 Melton, De'Anthony SG6-220005/28/19981USC
12 Morant, Ja PG6-317408/10/19990Murray State
--- Tolliver, Anthony PF6-824006/01/198511Creighton
19 Uthoff, Jarrod SF6-922105/19/19931Iowa
17 Valanciunas, Jonas C6-1126505/06/19927No College
18 Watanabe, Yuta SG6-821510/13/19941George Washington
7 Winslow, Justise SF6-622203/26/19964Duke