Memphis
Grizzlies
Stadium FedExForum
33-49 Overall | WESTERN 12th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Southwest Division103.5106.1
Schedule
Preseason
Mon  10/14
vs
Charlotte
8:00pm
Wed  10/16
@
Oklahoma City
8:00pm
Fri  10/18
@
San Antonio
8:30pm
Regular season
Wed  10/23
@
Miami
7:30pm
Fri  10/25
vs
Chicago
8:00pm
Sun  10/27
vs
Brooklyn
6:00pm
Tue  10/29
@
Los Angeles
NBAt10:30pm
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 do not win the championship in any simulations. They are not a good value to win the West either at 600/1, 0.2%. The Grizzlies are averaging 32.1 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 1.1% 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 34% 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 #15 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
--- Allen, Grayson SG6-519810/08/19951Duke
1 Anderson, Kyle SF6-923009/20/19935UCLA
24 Brooks, Dillon SG6-622001/22/19962Oregon
5 Caboclo, Bruno SF6-921809/21/19955No College
--- Clarke, Brandon PF6-820709/19/19960San Jose State; Gonzaga
--- Crowder, Jae PF6-623507/06/19907Southwest Georgia Technical Co
--- Guduric, Marko G6-620003/08/19950No College
--- Hill, Solomon SF6-722503/18/19916Arizona
--- Iguodala, Andre SG6-621501/28/198415Arizona
--- Jackson, Josh SF6-820002/10/19972Kansas
13 Jackson Jr., Jaren PF6-1124209/15/19991Michigan State
21 Jones, Tyus PG6-219605/10/19964Duke
--- Konchar, John SG6-52100Purdue Univ-Fort Wayne
--- Melton, De'Anthony SF6-420005/28/19981USC
--- Mooney, Matt SG6-320002/07/19970Air Force; South Dakota; Texas
--- Morant, Ja PG6-317508/10/19990Murray State
--- Plumlee, Miles C6-1124909/01/19887Duke
10 Rabb, Ivan PF6-1022002/04/19972California
17 Valanciunas, Jonas C7-026505/06/19927No College
12 Watanabe, Yuta SG6-920510/13/19941George Washington