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NBA : ATS Matchup
Wednesday 8/5/2020Line$ LineOU LineScore




MEMPHIS (32 - 36) vs. UTAH (42 - 25)
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Wednesday, 8/5/2020 2:30 PM
HP Field House - Orlando, FL
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MEMPHIS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games32-36+1534-3331-37112.755.646.9%54.9113.956.645.1%53.7
Road Games14-21+7.115-1916-19112.052.846.2%54.8115.157.345.8%54.1
Last 5 Games1-4-3.81-42-3114.658.845.9%56.4115.656.044.2%56.0
MEMPHIS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)112.755.643-9146.9%11-3134.8%16-2276.3%551027218146
vs opponents surrendering11256.341-8946.2%12-3435.8%18-2377.3%531024218145
Team Stats (Road Games)112.052.842-9146.2%11-3234.9%17-2276.2%551026228145
Stats Against (All Games)113.956.641-9145.1%13-3536.5%20-2578.2%541025208145
vs opponents averaging111.856.241-8946.0%12-3435.7%18-2377.4%531024218145
Stats Against (Road Games)115.157.341-9045.8%12-3337.0%20-2678.1%541025208146

UTAH - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games42-25-10.729-3534-33110.754.547.2%52.7108.053.845.3%50.5
Road Games21-15-1.216-1918-18110.452.947.0%51.9109.254.145.5%51.5
Last 5 Games2-3-2.50-52-3102.250.443.7%47.0107.256.046.9%53.8
UTAH Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)110.754.540-8547.2%13-3437.7%18-2377.6%53922206144
vs opponents surrendering111.956.341-8945.9%12-3435.8%18-2377.4%531024218145
Team Stats (Road Games)110.452.939-8447.0%13-3537.5%18-2478.1%52922216144
Stats Against (All Games)108.053.840-8945.3%11-3135.1%16-2176.9%511021218125
vs opponents averaging111.956.341-8945.9%12-3435.7%18-2377.2%531024218145
Stats Against (Road Games)109.254.141-8945.5%11-3234.5%17-2277.5%521022208124
Average power rating of opponents played: MEMPHIS 96.2,  UTAH 96.4
MEMPHIS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
8/2/2020*SAN ANTONIO106-108L-3L236.5U42-9146.2%461236-8641.9%6516
8/3/2020*NEW ORLEANS99-109L4.5L236.5U37-9339.8%531337-8245.1%6514
8/7/2020*OKLAHOMA CITY              

UTAH - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
7/30/2020*NEW ORLEANS106-104W-4L232.5U37-8444.0%542040-9442.6%5620
8/1/2020*OKLAHOMA CITY94-110L2L218U34-8739.1%431441-7753.2%5621
8/3/2020*LA LAKERS108-116L6L217O37-8344.6%492141-8250.0%4714
8/7/2020*SAN ANTONIO              
8/13/2020*SAN ANTONIO              
MEMPHIS: LAST SEASON: 33-49, finished tied for 12th in Western Conference.
COACH: Taylor Jenkins (first season).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: F/C Jaren Jackson Jr. (13.8 ppg), G Ja Morant (rookie), C Jonas Valanciunas (15.6), G/F Dillon Brooks (7.5), F Jae Crowder (11.9).
KEY LOSSES: G Mike Conley, G Jevon Carter, G Delon Wright.
KEY ADDITIONS: Morant, G Grayson Allen, F Brandon Clarke, Crowder, G Marko Guduric, F Solomon Hill, G Tyus Jones, G/F Jon Konchar, G De'Anthony Melton, C Miles Plumlee.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Jackson is fully recovered from the bruised right quadriceps muscle that limited his rookie season to 58 games, and the No. 4 pick overall in 2018 has even grown a little bit. Morant played his way into the No. 2 draft pick overall in June, and now the 6-3 guard will get to showcase his speed, passing skills and court vision surrounded by players closer to his talent level than he did in college at Murray State. Valanciunas earned an extension from Memphis and now must prove he can keep producing double-doubles regularly.
OUTLOOK: Marc Gasol and Conley both are gone, and it's up to Jackson and Morant to lead this rebuilding process for Memphis after the Grizzlies revamped the roster as much as possible in one offseason. This season may not be pretty at times, but at least the Grizzlies have hope for the future based on a duo they hope will become big stars. The franchise just may have to wait a couple seasons or more for a return to the postseason.
UTAH: LAST SEASON: 50-32, lost 4-1 to Houston in Western Conference first round.
COACH: Quin Snyder (sixth season, 227-183).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Mike Conley (21.1 ppg), G Donovan Mitchell (23.8), F Bojan Bogdanovic. (18.0), F Joe Ingles (12.1), C Rudy Gobert (15.9)
KEY LOSSES: F/C Derrick Favors, G Ricky Rubio, F Jae Crowder, G Kyle Korver.
KEY ADDITIONS: Conley, Bogdanovic, F Jeff Green, C Ed Davis, G Emmanuel Mudiay.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: All eyes will be on Mitchell to see if he can emerge as a true All-Star this season. The third-year guard, who averaged at least 20 points in each of his first two seasons, won't have to shoulder as big of a load in creating the offense with Conley now sharing the backcourt. Gobert is a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and will anchor one of the league's best defenses again. He posted career-highs in points (15.9) and rebounds (12.9) per game a year ago. Bogdanovic adds a valuable shooter on the wing with Ingles that should give the Jazz an improved outside scoring punch. He shot a career-high 42.5 percent from 3-point range last season.
OUTLOOK: The Jazz are well positioned to take a step forward and become a Western Conference title contender. Conley gives Utah a veteran point guard who is a legit scoring threat in addition to a strong passer. Bogdanovic and Green will also shore up shooting and help Conley take away some of the pressure from Ingles and Mitchell to get it all done on offense. Utah's fortunes, ultimately, will rise and fall on the continued progression of the central star duo of Mitchell and Gobert. If the Jazz offense can catch up to the team's elite defense this season, few teams will be able hang with Utah as the season progresses.
Grizzlies, Jazz both seek improved 3-point shooting

Progress for the Utah Jazz is coming in small steps.

The Jazz have been consistently inconsistent since the NBA restart. Heading into Wednesday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies near Orlando, Utah is finally showing some signs it can turn a corner and get into playoff form soon.

For the first half of a 116-108 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, the Jazz kept pace with the Western Conference leaders on both ends of the court.

Utah (42-25) ran out of steam offensively late in the third quarter when the Lakers used a decisive 19-5 run to pull away for a victory that clinched the top seed in the West. Still, the Jazz showed improved defensive tenacity that had been absent in previous games against New Orleans and Oklahoma City.

The Lakers were ineffective from the perimeter for long stretches. It forced Los Angeles to attack the rim. While a 42-point outburst from Anthony Davis allowed that strategy to work, Utah finished with a 42-38 edge on the glass. Their ability to rebound against a taller Los Angeles team offered hope going forward against less daunting opponents.

"They really put pressure on the rim. I thought we did a better job coming over and helping one another," Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. "I thought we had really good energy and activity on defense."

Offense remains a work in progress, especially on the perimeter. Utah shot a dismal 12-of-43 (.279) from 3-point range. Scoring baskets from outside was also a major problem in the team's first two contests in Florida.

Donovan Mitchell, who made four 3-pointers en route to scoring a team-high 33 points against L.A., said the Jazz just need to maintain an aggressive mentality on the perimeter in order to turn things around.

"The biggest thing for us is continue to take them," Mitchell said. "You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take. Honestly, we got some good looks we wanted, sometimes they just don't fall in."

Memphis finds itself in a similar boat trying to get things going on offense. The Grizzlies have lost three straight contests since the NBA restart.

A big culprit for Memphis in all three losses -- including a 109-99 setback to the Pelicans on Monday -- is slow starts. The Grizzlies are stumbling out of the gate and being forced to play catch-up for the bulk of 48 minutes.

Memphis (32-36) fell behind early against New Orleans, shooting just 39 percent in the opening quarter. The Grizzlies eventually rallied behind a 13-2 run and claimed a 68-67 lead shortly after halftime. But the Pelicans answered with a 12-3 spurt to enter the fourth quarter with a 79-74 lead.

"We're a good second-half team, but the second half -- just two quarters -- isn't going to win a basketball game," Memphis guard Ja Morant said. "We know we just got to find a way to play all 48 and we'll be able to come out with wins."

Snapping the losing streak will require more consistent outside shooting. The Grizzlies have made just 28 percent of their shot attempts from long distance over the past three games, while attempting an average of 38.3 3-pointers per contest.

The math does not add up to a winning formula and Memphis needs to fix it in a hurry to avoid having a playoff spot slip out of reach over the next five games. The Grizzlies are holding on to eighth place, two games ahead of the Portland Trail Blazers.

"Our offense has got to be better," Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said. "We got to give ourselves a chance. I thought we got some great looks (against New Orleans). That's something we'll overcome."

--Field Level Media

Last Updated: 9/29/2020 2:58:56 PM EST

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