Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 10/28/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (+5)
The Memphis Grizzlies (2-1) are headed to Chase Center on Thursday where they will try to defeat the Golden State Warriors (4-0). Memphis is 5-point underdogs. The over/under comes in at 233.
The Grizzlies faced off with the Lakers and took a loss by a final of 121-118 in their last game. Memphis walked away from the contest having earned a 45.0% field goal percentage (45 of 100) and made 13 of their 35 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Grizzlies converted 15 of their 18 shots for a percentage of 83.3%. With respect to getting rebounds, they earned a total of 49 with 18 of them being offensive. They also dished out 25 dimes in this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and earning 13 steals. In the matter of defending, Memphis allowed the other team to go 53.6% from the floor on 45 out of 84 shooting. Los Angeles earned 36 assists and had 29 steals for the contest. On top of that, Los Angeles had 27 boards (9 offensive, 18 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Los Angeles ended up shooting 68.2% from the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of their 22 attempts. They also buried 16 out of their 30 attempts from distance.
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Ja Morant is a guy who was a major contributor in this matchup. He totaled 40 points on 13 of 21 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38 minutes and also snagged 3 boards. Morant finished 61.9% from the field and distributed 10 assists.
Memphis comes into this contest with a record of 2-1 so far this season. They turn the ball over 13.3 times per game and as a team are committing 18.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Memphis is pulling down 50.0 boards per contest and is sitting with 79 dimes for the season, which ranks 21st in the league in terms of passing. The Grizzlies are shooting 40.4% on shots from downtown (42 of 104) and 87.3% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 123.3 points per game (1st in the league) while going 48.3% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Grizzlies are forcing 11.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.3 personal fouls. They are conceding 40.2% on 3-pointers while they are 28th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (118.7). The Grizzlies are giving up a FG percentage of 48.9% (135 of 276) and they surrender 38.7 boards per game as a unit. They currently rank 16th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 90 surrendered this year.
In their last game, the Warriors got the victory with a final of 106-98 when they played the Thunder. The Warriors were able to snag 39 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 for the matchup. They turned the ball over 15 times, while earning 9 steals in this game. The Thunder earned 13 fouls in the matchup which took the Warriors to the free throw line for 18 attempts. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, Golden State buried 14 out of 40 tries (35.0%). When all was said and done, the Warriors shot 39 for 83 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.0%. The Warriors permitted the Thunder to bury 36 out of their 86 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.9% for this contest. They went 35.3% from 3-point land by hitting 12 out of 34 and finished the game at 14 out of 17 at the free throw line (82.4%). Regarding rebounds, Golden State permitted Oklahoma City to snag 33 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Andrew Wiggins was important for the Warriors in this contest. He made 9 out of 17 in this game giving him a rate of 52.9%, and accumulated 4 rebounds. Wiggins totaled 21 points in his 31 mins of playing time and earned 4 dimes for the contest.
Golden State has a mark of 4-0 for the campaign. The Warriors have committed 17.8 fouls per game and they go 77.7% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 28.3 times per contest (3rd in the league) and they are turning it over 15.0 times per game. Golden State has scored 461 pts on the year (115.3 per contest) and they pull down 48.0 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Warriors are connecting on 46.6% from the field, which is 8th in the league. The Warriors on defense are ranked 13th in basketball in PPG given up with 108.0. They relinquish 22.5 assists and 43.3 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 12th and 4th in the league. The Golden State defense surrenders 34.6% on three-point shots (56 of 162) and their opponents are making 65.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.5% from the field (18th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Golden State (-5)
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