Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 3/20/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (+6.5)
The Memphis Grizzlies (18-19) play the Golden State Warriors (21-20) at FedExForum on Saturday. The odds on this game have Memphis as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 223.
The Golden State Warriors faced off with the Houston Rockets and walked away with a win by a score of 108-94 in their last game. Golden State wrapped up the contest having earned a 45.6% FG percentage (41 of 90) and knocked down 16 out of their 45 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Warriors converted 10 of 12 attempts for a rate of 83.3%. With regard to hauling in boards, they collected 48 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 32 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 16 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Regarding defending, Golden State allowed their opponent to shoot 41.3% from the field on 33 of 80 shooting. Houston distributed 19 assists and had 7 steals in this contest. In addition, Houston pulled down 48 rebounds (8 offensive, 40 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Houston finished the game shooting 52.5% when shooting free throws by knocking down 21 of 40 shots. They also made 7 out of their 27 shots from distance.
Kelly Oubre Jr. is someone who came through for the contest. He accumulated 19 points on 8 of 16 shooting. He played for 35:38 mins and grabbed 4 boards. Oubre finished the game at 50.0% from the floor and also earned 1 assist. One more player that was a major contributor in this contest for the Warriors was Stephen Curry. He collected 5 rebounds in his 30:05 minutes played on the night. He ended up going 38.9% from the field for the game by going 7-of-18 (18 points). When the time ran out, Curry earned 8 assists.
Golden State comes into this matchup with a record of 21-20 on the year. They turn the ball over 15.0 times per game and as a team they commit 21.9 fouls every game. As a team, Golden State is pulling in 43.0 boards per contest and is sitting with 1,138 dimes this season, which has them ranked 1st in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Warriors are connecting on 36.7% on three-point shots (568 of 1,548) and 77.5% from the charity stripe. They average 113.0 points per contest (13th in the NBA) while hitting 46.3% from the field. Defensively, the Warriors are forcing 15.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.5 fouls. The Warriors are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.7% (643 of 841) and they relinquish 48.5 rebounds per contest as a team. They are ranked 11th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 971 conceded this year. They relinquish 37.0% on shots from distance and they are ranked 22nd in the league in points per game allowed (113.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Memphis Grizzlies got the victory with a final of 89-85 against the Miami Heat. The Grizzlies snagged 42 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 50 for the game. They turned it over 9 times, while recording 5 steals in this contest. The Heat were called for 21 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for a total of 25 tries. They were able to make 19 of those for a rate of 76.0%. In the matter of 3-pointers, Memphis buried 10 out of their 42 tries (23.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Grizzlies shot 30 out of 85 from the field which gave them a percentage of 35.3%. The Grizzlies allowed the Heat to make 32 of 89 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 36.0% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 23.5% from distance by shooting 8 of 34 and ended up shooting 13 out of 18 at the free throw line (72.2%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Memphis allowed Miami to collect 51 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
Ja Morant was important for the Grizzlies for this contest. He buried 5 out of 15 for the game for a field goal rate of 33.3%, and earned 4 rebounds. Morant earned 13 points in his 35:51 mins on the court and had 6 assists for the contest. Someone else that was pivotal for Memphis was Kyle Anderson. He came away with no assists in his 30:45 minutes played, and he knocked down 4 out of 9 from the floor. Anderson ended up shooting 44.4% from the field in addition to collecting 13 points and 5 boards.
Memphis has a win-loss mark of 18-19 for the year. When it comes to offense, the Grizzlies are connecting on 46.3% from the field, which ranks them 18th in the league. Memphis has earned 4,110 points on the campaign (111.1 per game) and they grab 45.1 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 26.6 times per game (6th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.5 times per contest. The Grizzlies have committed 18.9 personal fouls every game and they hit 78.3% from the free throw line. The Grizzlies on the defensive side of the court are 10th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 110.7. They are forcing their opponents into 16.4 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 47.0% from the field (20th in the league). The Memphis defense surrenders 37.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (478 of 1,284) and opponents are connecting on 78.3% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 25.2 dimes and 43.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 21st and 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Golden State (+6.5)
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