Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 5/16/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
The Memphis Grizzlies (38-33) are headed to Chase Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Golden State Warriors (38-33).
The Memphis Grizzlies faced off with the Sacramento Kings and earned the victory with a final of 107-106 in their last game. Memphis walked away from the game having earned a 44.0% FG percentage (37 of 84) and converted 11 of their 33 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Grizzlies made 22 of 35 tries for a rate of 62.9%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they collected 49 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 23 dimes for this game as well as forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In reference to the defense, Memphis allowed the other team to go 38.5% from the field on 37 of 96 shooting. Sacramento distributed 21 assists and had 7 steals for this game. In addition, Sacramento grabbed 56 boards (14 offensive, 42 defensive) and added 5 blocked shots. Sacramento went 81.5% when shooting free throws by knocking down 22 of their 27 shots. They also made 10 out of their 42 shots from 3-point land.
Xavier Tillman is a player who played a role in this game. He ended up scoring 16 points on 7 out of 8 shooting. He played 31:04 minutes and also pulled down 10 rebounds. Tillman finished the contest at 87.5% from the field and also totaled 1 assist. An additional guy that was a major factor in the matchup for the Grizzlies was Tyus Jones. He snagged 2 rebounds in 23:45 min on the court. He finished the game at 20.0% from the field in the game by shooting 2-of-10 (8 points). When the time ran out, Jones collected 4 assists.
Memphis enters this contest with a record of 38-33 so far this season. The Grizzlies are connecting on 35.7% on shots from downtown (797 of 2,233) and 77.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 113.5 pts per game (14th in the NBA) on 46.7% from the floor. They turn the ball over 13.3 times per contest and as a unit they commit 18.7 fouls per contest. As a team, Memphis is grabbing 46.6 rebounds per contest and has racked up 1,913 dimes on the season, which is 3rd in the league in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Grizzlies are forcing 14.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.3 fouls. The Grizzlies defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 46.2% (1,048 of 1,299) and they concede 44.7 boards per game as a unit. They are 20th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,801 surrendered on the season. They give up 36.6% from beyond the arc while they are 17th in the NBA in points per game allowed (112.3).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Golden State Warriors got the win with a final of 125-122 when they faced the New Orleans Pelicans. The Warriors were able to snag 38 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 46 in this game. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 4 steals for the game. The Pelicans were called for 23 fouls in the game which got the Warriors to the free throw line for a total of 30 attempts. They were able to knock down 24 of the free throws for a percentage of 80.0%. Concerning shots from distance, Golden State buried 17 of 39 attempts (43.6%). In all, the Warriors walked away from this one shooting 42 out of 87 from the floor which had them at 48.3%. The Warriors permitted the Pelicans to make 46 out of their 99 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.5% for the game. They wrapped up this game 40.7% from 3-point land via 11 of 27 and finished the contest at 19 of 28 from the charity stripe (67.9%). Concerning attacking the glass, Golden State permitted New Orleans to collect 51 overall (12 on the offensive glass).
Jordan Poole ended up being a factor for the Warriors in the game. He made 12 out of 22 for the contest for a rate of 54.5%, and had 4 rebounds. Poole scored 38 points in his 33:10 minutes on the court and accumulated 6 dimes in this game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Golden State was Mychal Mulder. He left the arena with 1 assist in 34:02 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 10 of 17 from the floor. Mulder ended the game having shot 58.8% from the floor and also collecting 28 points and 2 rebounds.
Golden State has a mark of 38-33 on the year. Golden State has accounted for 8,074 points on the season (113.7 per game) and they grab 43.0 boards per game. The Warriors are responsible for committing 21.2 personal fouls every game and they connect on 78.4% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Warriors are connecting on 46.8% from the floor, which ranks 15th in the league. They are getting an assist 27.7 times per contest (1st in the NBA) and they cough up possession 14.9 times per game. The Warriors on defense are ranked 19th in the league in PPG allowed with 112.8. The Golden State defense allows 36.0% on 3-point attempts (885 of 2,456) and opponents are converting on 77.7% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 23.7 assists and 47.4 boards every game, which has them ranked 7th and 27th in basketball. They have forced 15.1 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.2% from the floor (3rd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis
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