2017-2018 NBA Previews – Grizzlies Odds
Looking for 2017 Memphis Grizzlies Predictions? We’ve got your back. The Memphis Grizzlies dealt with all kinds of injuries last year, but were still able to stay above the .500 mark when the season ended and claimed the seven seed in the Western Conference playoffs.
Memphis Grizzlies Season Preview
Head Coach: David Fizdale
2016-17 Record: 42-40
Grizzlies Odds to NBA Title: +100000
Grizzlies Odds to Win Conference: +7000
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This season though this team looks a lot different with the likes of Zach Randolph, Tony Allen and Vince Carter moving on.
But this team is still going to try and play with the same style. They will be a defensive team that will try to grind down opponents.
Memphis Grizzlies Strengths:
For the Memphis Grizzlies the big strength for this team is on the defensive side of the ball. Mike Conley and Marc Gasol are both veterans who are really strong on the defensive side of the ball.
They seem to set a really good example for the rest of the team, and last year they all caught on. Last year they only gave up 44.2 percent from the field which was fourth best in all the league.
Another strength of this team is they have gotten younger. Coach Fizdale wants to play a more up tempo style of play, and with this roster he should be able too.
This will be a more modern approach at the game of basketball, and I would expect even if it takes a while to gel they should be a fun team to watch from the beginning.
It seems like a good mixture of veterans and younger players who should help lead at least a little success. My favorite strength of this team though is their point guard.
Last year was one of the best years ever in his career averaging 20.5 points, 6.3 assists and 3.5 rebounds. For a guy who only averages 14 points per game for his career that is a big up tempo.
To have success this season and reach their goals, they are going to need to have Conley stay healthy and be as productive as last year, or even take another step forward.
Memphis Grizzlies Weaknesses:
The biggest weakness for this team is most of the guys are injury prone, which isn’t good for a team that dealt with all kinds of injury issues last year.
Chandler Parsons only played 34 games last year before a season ending knee injury. The season before his season also ended with a knee injury.
Parsons is also a big key to success this year for the Grizzlies, so they need to try and find a way to keep him on the court.
Roll players like Tyreke Evans, Mario Chalmers and Brandan Wright and have all dealt with injuries throughout their career.
Mike Conley and Marc Gasol also have had some pretty serious injuries in the last few years.
Now this team is trying to be more efficient on the offensive side of the ball, but they haven’t proven it yet, and until they do that still has to be considered a weakness.
They finished 29th last year in scoring, and although that number will rise I am sure this year, for it to be a success they need to be in the top 15.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Prediction: 36-46
Vegas has set the over/under at 37.5 for this team which is assuming they will have less wins then last year, having finished with 40 victories last year.
In terms of this season I think they will they cover the under, but it’s going to be really close. I think they have just too many injury prone players on the roster and that is really going to hurt the chances.
Parsons will get hurt again and won’t be able to finish the season and that will lead to the team winning only 36 teams and missing the playoffs.
As for 2016-17, expect it to be an exciting season with a few growing pains scattered throughout. A playoff berth seems likely, but doing damage in the postseason appears to be a year or two away.
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