Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 12/9/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
The Memphis Grizzlies (14-10) will compete against the Los Angeles Lakers (13-12) at FedExForum on Thursday.
The Lakers faced off with the Clippers and took a loss by a score of 119-115 in their last contest. Concerning fouls, the Lakers walked away with 19 while the Clippers had 9 fouls. They also made 16 of their 35 attempts from beyond the arc. Los Angeles finished the contest at 87.5% from the charity stripe by knocking down 21 of 24 tries. On top of that, Los Angeles snagged 28 rebounds (6 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Los Angeles doled out 34 assists and had 28 steals in this contest. In the matter of defending, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 50.6% from the field on 41 of 81 shooting. They also recorded 28 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 3 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In relation to getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 43 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Lakers converted 13 of their 21 shots for a rate of 61.9%. Los Angeles wrapped up the contest having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (45 of 90) and made 12 of their 33 3-point attempts.
Anthony Davis is a player who played a role for the game. He walked away with 27 points on 10 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 36 mins and also totaled 10 boards. Davis walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the floor and distributed 4 dimes.
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Los Angeles will play this game with a win-loss record of 13-12 so far this season. They are losing possession via turnover 15.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 20.5 personal fouls per game. As a team, Los Angeles is grabbing 46.4 boards per contest and has totaled 612 assists this season, which is 8th in the league in terms of passing. The Lakers are hitting 34.7% on shots from beyond the arc (289 of 834) and 73.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 111.9 pts per contest (4th in basketball) while hitting 46.5% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Lakers have forced 15.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.9 fouls. They currently rank 28th in the NBA in giving up assists with 647 surrendered so far this season. The Lakers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 45.2% (1,034 of 2,286) and they relinquish 47.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They concede 34.5% from beyond the arc and they are 29th in the league in PPG from their opponents (113.0).
In their last game, the Grizzlies got the victory with a final of 105-90 against the Heat. The Grizzlies were able to collect 31 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive rebounds for a total of 47 for the matchup. They also turned it over 19 times, while getting 11 steals for the game. The Heat earned 23 fouls for the matchup which got the Grizzlies to the free throw line for 21 attempts. They were able to bury 16 of the free throws for a clip of 76.2%. When it comes to 3-pointers, Memphis converted 13 out of 33 tries (39.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Grizzlies went 38 for 89 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.7%. The Grizzlies permitted the Heat to convert 35 of their 76 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.1% for the matchup. They wrapped up this game 27.3% from three-point range by connecting on 6 out of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 14 out of 17 at the free throw line (82.4%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Memphis permitted Miami to snag 29 in all (7 offensive).
Steven Adams was important for the Grizzlies for this game. He converted 6 out of 8 for this contest for a field goal rate of 75.0%, and had 16 rebounds. Adams had 17 points in his 31 mins on the court and had 2 dimes in this game.
Memphis has a record of 14-10 for the season. The Grizzlies commit 18.8 fouls per game and they go 76.2% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 25.5 times per contest (6th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per game. Memphis has totaled 2,665 pts for the campaign (111.0 per game) and they pull down 47.8 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Grizzlies are shooting 45.2% from the field, which is 16th in the league.
The Grizzlies defensively are ranked 24th in basketball in points given up per game with 110.9. They are forcing their opponents into 14.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.1% from the field (24th in the league). The Memphis defense allows 38.0% on shots from 3-point land (326 of 859) and their opponents are making 77.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 25.8 dimes and 43.0 boards per contest, ranking them 27th and 5th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Memphis
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