Miami Heat vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 10/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
The Miami Heat (3-1) are headed to FedExForum on Saturday where they will play the Memphis Grizzlies (3-2).
The Heat took the court against the Nets and earned the victory with a final of 106-93 in their last contest. Miami ended the contest having earned a 39.6% FG percentage (38 of 96) and knocked down 8 out of their 29 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Heat buried 22 of 26 attempts for a percentage of 84.6%. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 62 with 17 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 21 dimes for the contest as well as forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and earning 6 steals. With regard to defense, Miami allowed their opponent to shoot 38.8% from the field on 33 of 85 shooting. Brooklyn recorded 42 dimes and had 21 steals for the game. Additionally, Brooklyn pulled down 38 boards (4 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Brooklyn shot 92.9% from the charity stripe by converting 13 of their 14 attempts. They also converted 14 of 43 attempts from distance.
Jimmy Butler is a player who was a factor in the game. He racked up 17 points on 6 of 18 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37 minutes and also grabbed 14 rebounds. Butler finished 33.3% from the field and also distributed 7 assists.
Miami will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 3-1 on the season. The Heat are connecting on 30.6% on shots from 3-point land (38 of 124) and 81.1% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 110.3 pts per game (13th in basketball) while hitting 44.6% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 14.8 times per contest and as a unit they commit 22.3 fouls per contest. As a unit, Miami is collecting 54.3 boards per game and has 95 dimes this year, which ranks 25th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Heat are able to force 16.3 turnovers per game and they draw 22.5 fouls. The Heat defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 39.2% (136 of 347) and they surrender 43.5 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 3rd in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 79 relinquished so far this year. They give up 28.6% from 3-point land and they are ranked 1st in the league in PPG allowed (95.0).
The last time they took the court, the Grizzlies got the victory with a final of 104-101 against the Warriors. The Grizzlies were able to pull down 41 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 51 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 17 times, while recording 17 steals for this game. The Warriors were called for 22 personal fouls for the game which took the Grizzlies to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 100.0%. When it comes to shooting from beyond the arc, Memphis made 12 of 48 tries (25.0%). When the game finished, the Grizzlies shot 39 out of 97 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.2%. The Grizzlies allowed the Warriors to knock down 39 out of 90 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 43.3% in this game. They wrapped up this game 35.0% from downtown by connecting on 14 out of 40 and walked away from this one shooting 9 of 12 at the free throw line (75.0%). In relation to team rebounding, Memphis allowed Golden State to get 41 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Ja Morant ended up having an impact for the Grizzlies for this game. He converted 11 out of 22 in the game giving him a rate of 50.0%, and had 7 rebounds. Morant totaled 30 points in his 42 minutes on the court and had 5 assists in the matchup.
Memphis has a win-loss mark of 3-2 so far this year. The Grizzlies have committed 18.6 personal fouls every game while shooting 80.7% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 26.2 times per game (4th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 16.0 times per game. Memphis has 570 pts for the campaign (114.0 per contest) and they pull in 50.2 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Grizzlies are shooting 44.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 19th in the league. The Grizzlies on the defensive side of the court are 23rd in the league in points given up per game with 114.6. They relinquish 28.2 dimes and 42.4 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 29th and 2nd in the league. The Memphis defense gives up 39.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (72 of 183) and their opponents are converting on 75.0% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 14.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.3% from the floor (25th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Miami
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