Memphis Grizzlies vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 1/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Monday, January 11, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (+2)
The Memphis Grizzlies (3-6) go to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Monday where they'll take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (5-5). The spread on this matchup has Cleveland as 2-point favorites. The over/under is set at 217.5.
The Memphis Grizzlies faced the Brooklyn Nets and notched a win by a score of 115-110 in their last contest. Memphis finished the game with a 45.9% field goal percentage (45 out of 98) and converted 13 out of their 32 3-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Grizzlies made 12 of 14 shots for a rate of 85.7%. With regard to grabbing boards, they earned 46 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 29 assists in the game in addition to having 14 steals and 6 rejections. Pertaining to the defense, Memphis allowed their opponent to shoot 46.9% from the field on 38 out of 81 shooting. Brooklyn earned 26 assists and had 6 steals for this game. Additionally, the Nets grabbed 42 rebounds (4 offensive, 38 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Brooklyn ended up shooting 95.2% when shooting free throws by making 20 of their 21 attempts. They made 14 of 31 shots from distance.
Dillon Brooks is one player who came through in this matchup. He accumulated 24 points on 10 out of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 27:59 mins and also collected 4 rebounds. Brooks went 52.6% from the floor and also totaled 2 dimes. An additional guy that came through in this game for the Grizzlies was Brandon Clarke. He collected 8 rebounds and accumulated 5 dimes. He finished 40.9% from the field for the matchup by shooting 9-of-22 (21 points). In all, Clarke played 32:59 minutes.
Memphis comes into this contest with a mark of 3-6 for the season. They have an average of 105.9 points per game (27th in the NBA) while hitting 44.1% from the field. The Grizzlies are hitting 33.8% on 3-point shots (99 of 293) and 77.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Memphis is collecting 46.7 rebounds per game and has accounted for 230 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 16th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.2 times per game and as a team are committing 18.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on the defensive end, the Grizzlies have forced 15.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.7 fouls. They are ranked 14th in the league in giving up assists with 227 relinquished so far this year. The Grizzlies defense is giving up a FG percentage of 45.7% (142 of 150) and they concede 46.2 boards per game as a squad. They are relinquishing 36.7% on 3-pointers and they are 14th in the league in opponents PPG (109.9).
The last time they took the court, the Cleveland Cavaliers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 100-90 when they faced the Milwaukee Bucks. The Cavaliers were able to pull down 33 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 47 in this contest. They also stuffed 4 shots while earning 6 steals for this contest. The Bucks committed 14 personal fouls in this contest which took the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for a total of 16 shots. They were able to convert 11 of them for a clip of 68.8%. When it comes to shooting from beyond the arc, Cleveland knocked down 7 out of their 26 attempts (26.9%). Overall, the Cavaliers finished 36 out of 86 from the floor which had them sitting at 41.9%. The Cavaliers permitted the Bucks to bury 37 of 84 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.0% for the matchup. They shot 33.3% from 3-point land by going 12 of 36 and walked away from this one shooting 14 out of 18 at the charity stripe (77.8%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Cleveland allowed Milwaukee to pull down 45 overall (11 offensive).
Andre Drummond ended up having an impact for the Cavaliers for the game. He made 11 out of 23 in this contest for a field goal rate of 47.8%, which had him sitting at 26 points. Drummond pulled down 24 boards in his 41:17 minutes of time on the court and had 3 assists for the matchup. One more player that ended being a contributor for Cleveland was Damyean Dotson. He racked up 21 points in his 41:03 minutes on the hardwood by going 8 out of 17 shooting for the contest. Dotson ended up shooting 47.1% from the field while totaling 8 assists and 2 boards.
Cleveland has a mark of 5-5 for the campaign. The Cavaliers are responsible for committing 19.3 personal fouls every game and they hit 66.8% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 24.1 times per contest (18th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 16.2 times per game. Cleveland has totaled 1,009 pts on the campaign (100.9 per contest) and they grab 44.2 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Cavaliers are connecting on 44.7% from the floor, which ranks them 21st in the league. The Cavaliers defensively are ranked 1st in the league in points per game surrendered with 103.0. They have given up 24.4 dimes and 46.5 boards per game, which is ranked 15th and 22nd in the league. The Cleveland defense concedes 38.8% on shots from 3-point land (135 of 348) and their opponents are converting on 71.1% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 19.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.5% from the floor (5th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (-2)
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