Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 3/19/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (+1.5)
The Memphis Grizzlies (18-19) play the Golden State Warriors (21-20) at FedExForum on Friday. Memphis opens this game as 1.5-point favorites. The total is set at 234.5.
The Golden State Warriors faced the Houston Rockets and earned the victory with a final of 108-94 in their last contest. Golden State ended having earned a 45.6% field goal percentage (41 of 90) and knocked down 16 of their 45 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Warriors knocked down 10 of their 12 shots for a percentage of 83.3%. When it comes to rebounding, they earned 48 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 32 dimes in this matchup while forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When it comes to the defense, Golden State allowed 41.3% from the floor on 33 out of 80 shooting. Houston recorded 19 dimes and had 7 steals in the game. Moreover, Houston pulled down 48 boards (8 offensive, 40 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Houston finished the game at 52.5% at the charity stripe by making 21 of their 40 shots. They made 7 of 27 attempts from beyond the arc.
Kelly Oubre Jr. is someone who was a contributor in this matchup. He finished with 19 points on 8 out of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35:38 mins played and pulled down 4 rebounds. Oubre walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field and dished out 1 assist. An additional guy that came through in this contest for the Warriors was Stephen Curry. He grabbed 5 rebounds in his 30:05 minutes on the basketball court. He shot 38.9% from the floor for the contest by connecting on 7-of-18 (18 points). At the conclusion of this game, Curry accounted for 8 assists.
Golden State will enter this matchup with a record of 21-20 this year. They are averaging 113.0 pts per contest (13th in the NBA) while going 46.3% from the floor. The Warriors are connecting on 36.7% on shots from 3-point land (568 of 1,548) and 77.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Golden State is grabbing 43.0 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,138 assists this year, which ranks 1st in the NBA in terms of passing. They cough up possession 15.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 21.9 fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Warriors are forcing their opponents into 15.7 turnovers per game and they draw 20.5 personal fouls. They are 13th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 971 surrendered for the year. The Warriors defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 44.7% (643 of 841) and they surrender 48.5 rebounds per game as a unit. They are conceding 37.0% on shots from downtown while they are 22nd in basketball in points per game allowed (113.4).
In their last game, the Memphis Grizzlies went home victorious with a score of 89-85 against the Miami Heat. The Grizzlies earned 42 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 50 for the game. They turned the ball over 9 times, while getting 5 steals in this matchup. The Heat committed 21 personal fouls for the contest which got the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for a total of 25 tries. They were able to knock down 19 of those for a percentage of 76.0%. With respect to shooting from distance, Memphis made 10 out of their 42 attempts (23.8%). When the final whistle was blown, the Grizzlies shot 30 for 85 from the floor which had them shooting 35.3%. The Grizzlies allowed the Heat to make 32 of their 89 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 36.0% for the contest. They went 23.5% from three-point range by shooting 8 out of 34 and finished the game at 13 of 18 from the free throw line (72.2%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Memphis allowed Miami to grab 51 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Ja Morant pitched in for the Grizzlies for the matchup. He converted 5 out of 15 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 33.3%, and totaled 4 rebounds. Morant recorded 13 points in his 35:51 mins on the court and had 6 assists for the game. An additional guy that was important for Memphis was Kyle Anderson. He wrapped the game up with no assists in his 30:45 minutes on the hardwood, and he knocked down 4 of 9 from the floor. Anderson finished going 44.4% from the floor while also contributing 13 points and 5 total rebounds.
Memphis has a record of 18-19 so far this season. The Grizzlies have committed 18.9 personal fouls every game and they connect on 78.3% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 26.6 times per game (6th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.5 times per contest. Memphis has accumulated 4,110 points so far this year (111.1 per game) and they average 45.1 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Grizzlies are connecting on 46.3% from the floor, which ranks 17th in basketball. The Grizzlies defensively are ranked 10th in the league in points given up per game with 110.7. The Memphis defense gives up 37.2% on 3-point shots (478 of 1,284) and their opposition knocks down 78.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 25.2 dimes and 43.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 21st and 15th in the league. They are able to force 16.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 47.0% from the field (20th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Golden State (+1.5)
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