Los Angeles Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies 11/18/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
FedExForum is the site where the Memphis Grizzlies (7-7) will meet the Los Angeles Clippers (9-5) on Thursday.
The Clippers faced off with the Spurs and walked away with a win by a score of 106-92 in their last contest. In regard to fouls, the Clippers walked away with 13 while the Spurs finished the game with 16 fouls. They made 5 of 22 attempts from 3-point land. San Antonio ended up shooting 71.4% from the free throw line by making 5 of 7 attempts. In addition, San Antonio collected 34 boards (6 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. San Antonio distributed 40 assists and had 26 steals in this contest. In relation to the defense, Los Angeles allowed 43.2% from the field on 41 of 95 shooting. They also distributed 16 dimes in the matchup as well as forcing 3 turnovers and getting 9 steals. With respect to pulling down rebounds, they collected 52 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Clippers buried 20 of 22 attempts for a rate of 90.9%. Los Angeles wrapped up the contest having earned a 44.0% FG percentage (37 of 84) and buried 12 of their 38 3-point attempts.
Paul George is a guy who was a major factor for the game. He ended up walking away with 34 points on 10 out of 24 shooting. He saw the court for 34 minutes and also grabbed 9 boards. George ended up going 41.7% from the field and also dished out 4 assists.
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Los Angeles heads into this game with a mark of 9-5 on the year. They have an average of 108.4 points per game (14th in the NBA) on 44.9% from the floor. The Clippers are hitting 35.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (191 of 538) and 80.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Los Angeles is pulling in 45.8 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 325 assists this year, which has them ranked 17th in the league in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.7 times per game and as a squad they are committing 17.4 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Clippers have forced 16.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.0 fouls. They currently rank 7th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 299 surrendered on the year. The Clippers defense is allowing a FG percentage of 42.6% (546 of 1,282) and they concede 47.4 boards per game as a unit. They are giving up 32.9% on shots from distance and they are ranked 5th in the league in opponents PPG (102.5).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Grizzlies took home the win by a final score of 136-102 when they faced the Rockets. The Grizzlies were able to snag 42 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 49 in this contest. They gave up possession 10 times, while getting 14 steals for the game. The Rockets committed 17 fouls for this game which took the Grizzlies to the free throw line for a total of 20 shots. They were able to knock down 16 of those for a rate of 80.0%. In terms of 3-point attempts, Memphis converted 16 of 41 tries (39.0%). Overall, the Grizzlies finished shooting 52 out of 96 from the floor which had them sitting at 54.2%. The Grizzlies permitted the Rockets to knock down 36 of their 95 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 37.9% for this game. They wrapped up this game 28.9% from three-point range by going 11 out of 38 and ended up shooting 19 out of 26 from the free throw line (73.1%). In regard to rebounding, Memphis allowed Houston to grab 32 overall (14 on the offensive side).
Ja Morant ended up being important for the Grizzlies for the game. He buried 9 of 15 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and accumulated 6 rebounds. Morant had 22 points in his 25 mins on the court and had 6 dimes for the matchup.
Memphis has a mark of 7-7 on the season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Grizzlies are shooting 44.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 20th in the league. Memphis has totaled 1,538 pts so far this season (109.9 per contest) and they pull in 47.7 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 25.1 times per contest (5th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.9 times per game. The Grizzlies are responsible for committing 18.2 fouls every game and they go 76.6% from the charity stripe.
The Grizzlies defensively are ranked 29th in basketball in PPG allowed with 113.5. They are able to force 15.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.1% from the field (28th in the league). The Memphis defense concedes 39.4% on shots from distance (195 of 495) and opponents are connecting on 78.7% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 28.1 dimes and 44.4 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 30th and 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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