Memphis Grizzlies vs Miami Heat Prediction, 4/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Miami Heat
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Location: AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (+4)
The Memphis Grizzlies (24-23) travel to AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Miami Heat (26-24). Memphis opens this contest as 4-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 217.5.
The Memphis Grizzlies played the Philadelphia 76ers and took home the win by a score of 116-100 in their last contest. Memphis finished the game having earned a 49.4% field goal percentage (44 out of 89) and made 16 of 38 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Grizzlies made 12 of their 15 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned 49 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 30 assists for the game in addition to forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In the matter of defending, Memphis let their opponent shoot 41.6% from the floor on 37 of 89 shooting. Philadelphia recorded 23 assists and had 4 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, Philadelphia collected 50 rebounds (16 offensive, 34 defensive) and got 10 blocked shots. Philadelphia ended up going 64.3% at the charity stripe by converting 18 of 28 shots. They also knocked down 8 of 34 tries from distance.
Dillon Brooks is a player who was a major contributor for the contest. He walked away with 17 points on 6 out of 9 shooting. He played for 25:54 mins and grabbed 5 rebounds. Brooks finished the contest at 66.7% from the field and also recorded 3 assists. An additional guy that came through in the matchup for the Grizzlies was Jonas Valanciunas. He pulled down 12 rebounds in his 25:50 min on the basketball court. He shot 72.7% from the field in the game by going 8-of-11 (16 points). When all was said and done, Valanciunas totaled 1 assist.
Memphis will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 24-23 for the campaign. The Grizzlies are connecting on 35.3% on 3-point shots (503 of 1,426) and 78.1% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 111.9 pts per contest (17th in basketball) while connecting on 46.3% from the floor. They lose possession via turnover 13.5 times per contest and as a squad are committing 18.7 fouls every game. As a team, Memphis is grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game and has racked up 1,253 dimes so far this season, which is 12th in the NBA in terms of passing. When they are on the defensive end, the Grizzlies are able to force 15.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.2 fouls. The Grizzlies are giving up a FG percentage of 46.5% (739 of 856) and they relinquish 44.2 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are 11th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,183 conceded so far this season. They are giving up 36.5% on shots from downtown and they are 12th in the league in opponents PPG (111.0).
For their last game, the Miami Heat took home the win by a final score of 115-101 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Heat were able to snag 33 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 in the matchup. They gave up possession 11 times, while recording 6 steals for this game. The Cavaliers were called for 15 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Heat to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to bury 12 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.0%. With respect to 3-point attempts, Miami converted 15 out of their 38 attempts (39.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Heat walked away from this one shooting 44 out of 82 from the floor which had them at 53.7%. The Heat permitted the Cavaliers to convert 35 of 74 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 47.3% for this contest. They went 32.3% from distance by shooting 10 of 31 and finished the game at 21 out of 25 at the free throw line (84.0%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Miami allowed Cleveland to pull down 35 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Bam Adebayo pitched in for the Heat in the matchup. He converted 9 out of 12 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 75.0%, and accounted for 11 rebounds. Adebayo totaled 18 points in his 30:31 mins on the court and accumulated 5 dimes for this game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Miami was Duncan Robinson. He wrapped the game up with 2 dimes in 29:00 minutes on the hardwood, and he shot 6 out of 9 from the floor. Robinson walked away from this one going 66.7% from the field while contributing 18 points and 3 rebounds.
Miami has a win-loss record of 26-24 for the season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Heat are shooting 45.9% from the field, which ranks them 20th in basketball. Miami has earned 5,321 pts on the season (106.4 per game) and they snag 42.6 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 26.0 times per contest (10th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.6 times per contest. The Heat commit 19.0 fouls every game and they connect on 79.0% from the charity stripe. The Heat on the defensive side of the court are 3rd in the league in PPG surrendered with 107.1. The Miami defense concedes 36.2% on 3-point attempts (728 of 2,011) and opponents are connecting on 78.8% of their free throw shots. They allow 25.3 dimes and 44.0 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 22nd and 14th in the league. They are able to force 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.5% from the floor (2nd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis (+4)
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