Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 6/2/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (+10.5)
The Memphis Grizzlies (38-34) are headed to Vivint Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Utah Jazz (52-20) in Game 5 of their series. Utah leads 3-1. The line on this game has Utah as 10.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 226.
The Grizzlies went home with a loss by a final score of 120-113 in Game 4. Memphis walked away from the contest having earned a 46.7% field goal percentage (43 of 92) and made 10 out of their 35 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Grizzlies converted 17 of 20 tries for a percentage of 85.0%. When it comes to rebounding, they compiled a total of 42 with 7 of them being offensive. They also recorded 26 assists for this contest while forcing 11 turnovers and having 8 steals. When it comes to defense, Memphis allowed 45.9% from the floor on 39 out of 85 shooting. Utah doled out 23 assists and had 7 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, Utah pulled down 42 rebounds (7 offensive, 35 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Utah finished 89.3% from the charity stripe by knocking down 25 of 28 attempts. They also buried 17 out of their 34 shots from 3-point land.
Ja Morant is a guy who played a role in this matchup. He ended up walking away with 23 points on 8 of 21 shooting. He played 43:15 mins and also grabbed 6 rebounds. Morant finished the game shooting 38.1% from the floor and earned 12 dimes. Another guy that was a major contributor in this contest for the Grizzlies was Dillon Brooks. He collected 4 rebounds in his 37:14 minutes played. He finished 46.7% from the field in this game by shooting 7-of-15 (21 points). When the game finished, Brooks earned 3 assists.
Memphis comes into this matchup with a record of 38-34 so far this year. The Grizzlies are shooting 35.6% on shots from distance (803 of 2,258) and 77.1% from the free throw line. They average 113.3 points per game (15th in the league) while going 46.7% from the field. They are turning it over 13.3 times per game and as a squad they are committing 18.7 fouls per game. As a unit, Memphis is grabbing 46.5 boards per game and is sitting with 1,938 assists for the season, which is 4th in the league in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Grizzlies are able to force 14.8 turnovers per game and they draw 18.3 fouls. They are relinquishing 36.7% on three-point shots and they rank 16th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (112.3). The Grizzlies defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.2% (1,068 of 1,318) and they surrender 44.7 boards per contest as a team. They currently rank 19th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,827 relinquished for the campaign.
In their Game 4 win, the Jazz collected 35 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 42 in the matchup. They coughed up the ball 11 times, while getting 7 steals in this game. The Grizzlies earned 21 fouls for this game which got the Jazz to the charity stripe for a total of 28 attempts. They were able to knock down 25 of them for a percentage of 89.3%. With regard to shots from distance, Utah buried 17 out of their 34 attempts (50.0%). When the game finished, the Jazz finished the game shooting 39 for 85 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.9%. The Jazz allowed the Grizzlies to convert 43 of their 92 tries from the floor which had them at 46.7% for this contest. They went 28.6% from 3-point land by going 10 out of 35 and finished the contest at 17 out of 20 at the free throw line (85.0%). In regard to how they attacked the glass, Utah allowed Memphis to get 42 in total (7 offensive).
Donovan Mitchell pitched in for the Jazz in the game. He buried 8 of 22 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 36.4%, and earned 2 rebounds. Mitchell earned 30 points in his 34:42 mins of playing time and added 8 assists in this matchup. An additional guy that played a role for Utah was Rudy Gobert. He finished with 1 assist in 32:26 minutes on the court, and he knocked down 5 out of 9 from the floor. Gobert ended the game having shot 55.6% from the field while earning 17 points and 8 rebounds.
Utah has a win-loss mark of 52-20 so far this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Jazz are shooting 46.8% from the floor, which is 16th in the NBA. Utah has totaled 8,382 points so far this season (116.4 per contest) and they pull in 48.3 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 23.7 times per contest (23rd in the league) and they turn it over 14.2 times per game. The Jazz are committing 18.5 personal fouls per game and they hit 79.9% from the charity stripe. The Jazz defensively are ranked 3rd in basketball in points allowed per game with 107.2. The Utah defense concedes 34.1% on shots from 3-point land (783 of 2,293) and opponents are connecting on 76.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 22.3 dimes and 42.6 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 1st and 7th in basketball. They are forcing 11.5 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.7% from the field (2nd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Memphis (+10.5)
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