Memphis Grizzlies vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 4/17/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports WI
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (+9.5)
The Memphis Grizzlies (27-26) travel to Fiserv Forum on Saturday where they'll take on the Milwaukee Bucks (35-20). Memphis opens this contest as 9.5-point dogs. The total opens at 236.5.
The Memphis Grizzlies faced the Dallas Mavericks and took a loss by a score of 114-113 in their last game. Memphis walked away from the contest with a 46.7% FG percentage (42 out of 90) and made 13 of their 34 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Grizzlies converted 16 of 21 attempts for a rate of 76.2%. In regard to pulling down boards, they earned 45 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 27 assists for the contest while forcing 11 turnovers and having 7 steals. In relation to defense, Memphis let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the floor on 44 of 88 shooting. Dallas recorded 25 dimes and had 4 steals for the matchup. In addition, Dallas grabbed 45 rebounds (8 offensive, 37 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Dallas finished the game shooting 76.5% at the free throw line by making 13 of 17 attempts. They converted 13 of their 40 shots from distance.
Grayson Allen is a player who had an impact in this contest. He ended up walking away with 23 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. He was on the court for 34:30 mins played and also collected 4 rebounds. Allen ended up going 53.8% from the field and totaled 2 dimes. Another guy that was a factor in the game for the Grizzlies was Jonas Valanciunas. He collected 16 rebounds in his 32:42 min played on the night. He shot 53.8% from the floor in this contest by going 7-of-13 (19 points). In all, Valanciunas accounted for 2 assists.
Memphis enters this matchup with a mark of 27-26 on the year. The Grizzlies are shooting 35.8% on 3-point shots (579 of 1,619) and 77.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 112.9 points per game (15th in basketball) while hitting 46.6% from the floor. They turn the ball over 13.4 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 18.6 personal fouls every game. As a team, Memphis is pulling in 46.4 rebounds per contest and has totaled 1,427 dimes on the year, which is 10th in the league in terms of passing the rock. When they are on the defensive end, the Grizzlies are able to force 15.4 turnovers every game while drawing 18.2 fouls. They concede 36.3% from 3-point land while they are 15th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (111.6). The Grizzlies are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.7% (814 of 965) and they surrender 44.1 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are 13th in the league in allowing assists with 1,350 relinquished so far this season.
The last time they took the court, the Milwaukee Bucks got the victory with a final of 120-109 when they played the Atlanta Hawks. The Bucks corralled 38 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 52 for the contest. They coughed it up 8 times, while recording 7 steals for this game. The Hawks committed 15 fouls in this game which got the Bucks to the free throw line for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to knock down 12 of them for a percentage of 70.6%. When discussing shots from 3-point land, Milwaukee knocked down 16 of their 43 tries (37.2%). Overall, the Bucks finished 46 for 95 from the floor which had them shooting 48.4%. The Bucks allowed the Hawks to convert 39 out of their 87 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 44.8% in this game. They finished 41.2% from 3-point land by connecting on 14 of 34 and finished the game at 17 out of 19 from the charity stripe (89.5%). Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, Milwaukee permitted Atlanta to grab 39 in all (8 offensive).
Jrue Holiday ended up having an impact for the Bucks for the game. He buried 9 out of 17 for the game for a field goal percentage of 52.9%, and added 4 rebounds. Holiday earned 23 points in his 33:48 minutes on the court and had 7 assists in this contest. An additional guy that was important for Milwaukee was Brook Lopez. He ended up with no assists in 31:17 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 7 of 10 from the floor. Lopez walked away from this one going 70.0% from the floor as well as earning 19 points and 12 rebounds.
Milwaukee has a win-loss mark of 35-20 for the year. As an offense, the Bucks are hitting on 48.5% from the floor, which is ranked 5th in the league. Milwaukee has 6,557 points for the season (119.2 per game) and they snag 48.3 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 25.5 times per game (11th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.0 times per contest. The Bucks commit 17.1 fouls every game while shooting 75.9% from the free throw line. The Bucks on defense are ranked 19th in the league in PPG given up with 112.7. The Milwaukee defense concedes 37.4% on 3-point attempts (803 of 2,146) and opponents are converting on 79.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 25.1 assists and 43.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 18th and 12th in basketball. They are able to force 13.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.1% from the field (4th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis (+9.5)
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