Memphis Grizzlies vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 1/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (+1.5)
The San Antonio Spurs (10-8) host the Memphis Grizzlies (7-6) at AT&T Center on Saturday. San Antonio opens this contest as 1.5-point favorites. The total opens at 223.
The Memphis Grizzlies faced the Phoenix Suns and went home with a win by a final score of 108-104 in their last game. Memphis ended the game having earned a 49.4% FG percentage (41 out of 83) and made 11 of 26 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Grizzlies converted 15 of their 20 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they collected 40 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 31 assists for this game as well as earning 13 steals and 3 blocks. In the matter of defending, Memphis allowed the other team to shoot 45.5% from the floor on 40 of 88 shooting. Phoenix dished out 30 assists and had 8 steals in this game. In addition, the Suns grabbed 44 rebounds (12 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Phoenix finished 56.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 9 of 16 tries. They converted 15 of their 36 shots from distance.
Brandon Clarke is a player who was important for the contest. He racked up 17 points on 8 of 13 shooting. He played 34:47 minutes and also grabbed 5 boards. Clarke finished the contest at 61.5% from the floor and totaled 3 assists. Someone else that played a role in the matchup for the Grizzlies was Ja Morant. He grabbed 3 rebounds and totaled 10 assists. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor for this game by hitting 5-of-10 (17 points). In all, Morant was on the court for 34:03 minutes.
Memphis comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 7-6 for the campaign. The Grizzlies are shooting 33.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (131 of 393) and 76.5% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 106.6 points per outing (25th in the NBA) while connecting on 45.2% from the field. They are turning it over 14.2 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.7 fouls per game. As a unit, Memphis is pulling in 45.4 rebounds per game and has accumulated 353 assists for the season, which ranks 30th in the league in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Grizzlies are forcing 16.7 turnovers per game while drawing 17.4 personal fouls. The Grizzlies are allowing a shooting percentage of 45.3% (517 of 1,141) and they surrender 46.2 boards per game as a group. They rank 1st in the league in allowing assists with 327 surrendered for the year. They give up 35.8% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 5th in basketball in PPG allowed (107.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the San Antonio Spurs went home victorious with a score of 110-106 against the Boston Celtics. The Spurs corralled 37 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 46 for this contest. They also blocked 4 attempts while recording 5 steals for the game. The Celtics committed 14 fouls for this game which took the Spurs to the charity stripe for a total of 16 shots. They were able to bury 10 of the free throw tries for a rate of 62.5%. With respect to 3-point shots, San Antonio buried 8 out of 28 tries (28.6%). In all, the Spurs went 46 for 82 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 56.1%. The Spurs permitted the Celtics to make 42 of 98 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.9% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 33.3% from distance by going 10 out of 30 and finished the contest at 12 out of 14 at the charity stripe (85.7%). With respect to how they rebounded, San Antonio allowed Boston to snag 39 in all (13 on the offensive glass).
DeMar DeRozan ended up being a factor for the Spurs in this game. He knocked down 7 of 8 in this matchup giving him a rate of 87.5%, which had him sitting at 21 points. DeRozan grabbed 5 boards in his 34:13 minutes of playing time and had 7 assists in the game. Another guy that was pivotal for San Antonio was LaMarcus Aldridge. He ended up with 20 points in 28:19 mins on the hardwood via 8 out of 14 shooting in the game. Aldridge ended up shooting 57.1% from the field in addition to totaling 2 assists and 3 total rebounds.
San Antonio has a win-loss record of 10-8 on the campaign. The Spurs are responsible for committing 17.6 fouls per contest and they hit 78.6% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 24.8 times per contest (13th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 10.7 times per game. San Antonio has accounted for 2,003 pts for the year (111.3 per contest) and they grab 46.1 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Spurs are hitting on 45.2% from the floor, which is ranked 19th in the NBA. The Spurs defensively are ranked 13th in the league in points given up per game with 110.4. They are able to force 14.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.4% from the floor (19th in the league). The San Antonio defense surrenders 37.9% on three-point shots (223 of 588) and opponents are connecting on 73.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 23.8 assists and 48.6 boards per game, which ranks 10th and 28th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Antonio (-1.5)
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