Memphis Grizzlies vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 2/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Monday, February 1, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (+3)
The Memphis Grizzlies (8-6) head to AT&T Center on Monday where they'll take on the San Antonio Spurs (11-9). Memphis opens this game as 3-point dogs. The over/under opens at 222.
The Memphis Grizzlies played the Spurs and notched a win by a score of 129-112 in their last contest. Memphis finished the contest having earned a 56.0% field goal percentage (51 of 91) and buried 17 of their 35 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Grizzlies buried 10 of 15 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. When it comes to grabbing boards, they earned a total of 45 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 34 assists in the game in addition to earning 7 steals and 7 blocked shots. Regarding defending, Memphis allowed 47.0% from the floor on 39 out of 83 shooting. San Antonio doled out 25 assists and had 7 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Spurs snagged 38 boards (8 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 5 rejections. San Antonio finished the game at 80.8% at the free throw line by making 21 of 26 shots. They also knocked down 13 of 29 attempts from beyond the arc.
Ja Morant is a player who came through in the matchup. He was able to score 19 points on 8 of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 27:36 minutes and also snagged 2 boards. Morant ended up going 57.1% from the field and also totaled 11 assists. Another guy that played a role in this contest for the Grizzlies was Kyle Anderson. He snagged 5 boards and also earned 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 75.0% from the field for this game by hitting 6-of-8 (16 points). Overall, Anderson saw the court for 20:45 minutes.
Memphis steps onto the court with a mark of 8-6 this season. The Grizzlies are shooting 34.6% on 3-point shots (148 of 428) and 75.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 108.2 points per outing (24th in the league) while going 45.9% from the field. They cough up possession 14.3 times per contest and as a team they commit 19.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Memphis is pulling in 45.4 boards per contest and has earned 387 dimes for the year, which ranks 28th in the NBA in terms of passing. Defensively, the Grizzlies are forcing their opponents into 16.5 turnovers every game and they draw 17.3 personal fouls. They are 1st in the NBA in giving up assists with 352 conceded on the year. The Grizzlies are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.4% (556 of 1,224) and they relinquish 45.6 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 36.4% on shots from downtown and they rank 6th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (107.6).
In their loss to Memphis, the Spurs snagged 30 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 38 for the game. They rejected 5 shots while earning 7 steals for the matchup. The Grizzlies had 23 fouls for the matchup which got the Spurs to the charity stripe for a total of 26 shots. They were able to make 21 of those for a rate of 80.8%. When discussing shots from 3-point land, San Antonio buried 13 of their 29 tries (44.8%). When all was said and done, the Spurs finished shooting 39 for 83 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.0%. The Spurs permitted the Grizzlies to bury 51 of their 91 attempts from the field which had them shooting 56.0% in the matchup. They finished 48.6% from 3-point land by shooting 17 out of 35 and finished the contest at 10 out of 15 at the free throw line (66.7%). In reference to rebounding, San Antonio allowed Memphis to snag 45 in total (10 offensive).
Dejounte Murray pitched in for the Spurs in this matchup. He knocked down 6 out of 12 in the game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which earned him 15 points. Murray had 4 boards in his 27:50 minutes of time on the hardwood and added 7 assists for this contest. An additional guy that played a role for San Antonio was LaMarcus Aldridge. He was able to score 14 points in 26:10 mins played by way of 5 of 7 from the floor for the contest. Aldridge wrapped this one up going 71.4% from the floor as well as earning 2 assists and 5 rebounds.
San Antonio has a record of 11-9 this season. San Antonio has accounted for 2,234 pts so far this year (111.7 per contest) and they snag 45.4 rebounds per game. The Spurs have committed 17.5 fouls per game and they shoot 78.8% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Spurs are shooting 45.7% from the floor, which is ranked 18th in basketball. They are earning an assist 25.0 times per game (13th in the league) and they are turning it over 11.0 times per contest. The Spurs are ranked 17th in the NBA in PPG given up with 111.3. The San Antonio defense surrenders 38.8% on three-point shots (254 of 654) and opponents are converting on 72.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 24.4 dimes and 47.9 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 12th and 28th in the NBA. They are forcing 14.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.2% from the floor (23rd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis (+3)
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