Memphis Grizzlies vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 4/4/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Sunday, April 4, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (+4.5)
Wells Fargo Center is the venue where and the Philadelphia 76ers (33-15) will take on the Memphis Grizzlies (23-23) on Sunday. Philadelphia opens this game as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 224.5.
The Memphis Grizzlies played the Minnesota Timberwolves and walked away with a win by a score of 120-108 in their last contest. Memphis finished the contest with a 44.2% FG percentage (42 out of 95) and buried 19 of 39 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Grizzlies converted 17 of their 25 tries for a percentage of 68.0%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 53 with 14 of them being offensive. They also recorded 26 assists for this game as well as forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and earning 8 steals. When talking about the defense, Memphis allowed the other team to shoot 44.7% from the floor on 38 of 85 shooting. Minnesota recorded 21 dimes and had 6 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Minnesota collected 39 boards (5 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Minnesota finished shooting 87.0% when shooting free throws by making 20 of their 23 tries. They also made 12 of 33 attempts from downtown.
Jonas Valanciunas is one guy who was a factor for the game. He totaled 19 points on 7 of 14 shooting. He played for 22:16 minutes and also totaled 11 rebounds. Valanciunas walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor but wasn't able to get an assist. Someone else that came through in the game for the Grizzlies was Grayson Allen. He snagged 3 rebounds in his 21:53 min played on the night. He shot 71.4% from the floor for this game by connecting on 5-of-7 (15 points). In all, Allen totaled 1 assist.
Memphis comes into this one with a win-loss record of 23-23 this year. They average 111.8 points per contest (19th in the NBA) while connecting on 46.2% from the field. The Grizzlies are connecting on 35.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (487 of 1,388) and 78.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Memphis is collecting 46.2 boards per game and has racked up 1,223 assists this year, which ranks 13th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 13.5 times per game and as a team are committing 18.6 fouls every game. When they are on the defensive end, the Grizzlies are forcing 15.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.2 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 36.8% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 15th in the league in opponents PPG (111.3). The Grizzlies defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.6% (728 of 837) and they relinquish 44.0 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 12th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,160 surrendered on the year.
In their last game, the Philadelphia 76ers took home the win by a final score of 114-94 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 76ers collected 43 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 55 in the matchup. They also turned the ball over 9 times, while getting 11 steals for the matchup. The Cavaliers had 24 personal fouls in the game which got the 76ers to the charity stripe for a total of 25 shots. They were able to knock down 19 of those for a percentage of 76.0%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Philadelphia converted 15 out of 37 attempts (40.5%). When this game wrapped up, the 76ers finished shooting 40 for 93 from the field which had them shooting 43.0%. The 76ers allowed the Cavaliers to bury 34 out of 80 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.5% in this matchup. They finished 28.6% from downtown by going 10 out of 35 and ended up going 16 of 21 from the free throw line (76.2%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Philadelphia permitted Cleveland to grab 40 overall (4 offensive).
Seth Curry ended up being a major contributor for the 76ers for the contest. He knocked down 7 out of 15 in this game giving him a rate of 46.7%, and tallied 4 rebounds. Curry racked up 19 points in his 24:12 mins on the court and earned 4 assists in this game. One more player who was a determining factor for Philadelphia was Tobias Harris. He finished with 3 dimes in 15:05 minutes played, and he shot 4 of 7 from the floor. Harris ended up shooting 57.1% from the field while earning 12 points and 1 rebound.
Philadelphia has a record of 33-15 so far this season. Philadelphia has earned 5,488 pts so far this year (114.3 per game) and they grab 46.2 rebounds per game. The 76ers are committing 20.5 fouls per contest and they go 77.4% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the 76ers are connecting on 47.8% from the floor, which is ranked 8th in basketball. They are getting an assist 23.3 times per game (22nd in the league) and they are turning it over 15.3 times per game. The 76ers on defense are ranked 7th in the NBA in PPG given up with 109.1. They surrender 23.6 dimes and 42.2 boards per game, which is 7th and 5th in basketball. The Philadelphia defense concedes 36.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (574 of 1,587) and their opponents are converting on 76.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 15.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.1% from the floor (4th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-4.5) and over 224.5 points
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