Philadelphia 76ers vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 12/13/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Monday, December 13, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-2)
The Memphis Grizzlies (16-11) will compete against the Philadelphia 76ers (15-12) at FedExForum on Monday. Memphis opens as 2-point dogs. The over/under is set at 211.
The 76ers faced the Warriors and earned the victory with a final of 102-93 in their last game. When talking about fouls, the 76ers finished with 16 and the Warriors racked up 13 fouls. They also made 12 of 48 attempts from 3-point range. Golden State shot 72.2% when shooting free throws by knocking down 13 of 18 attempts. In addition, Golden State snagged 32 boards (10 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Golden State distributed 42 dimes and had 21 steals for the matchup. With respect to defense, Philadelphia allowed their opponent to shoot 40.0% from the field on 34 of 85 shooting. They also doled out 19 assists for the contest in addition to forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When it comes to grabbing boards, they collected a total of 44 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the 76ers knocked down 23 of 26 shots for a percentage of 88.5%. Philadelphia finished the contest having earned a 46.1% FG percentage (35 out of 76) and made 9 of their 27 3-point attempts.
Joel Embiid is a guy who played a role for the contest. Embiid finished the contest at 43.8% from the field and also dished out 4 assists. He saw the court for 33 minutes and also collected 9 boards. He ended up with 26 points on 7 of 16 shooting.
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Philadelphia comes into this contest with a mark of 15-12 on the year. They are turning it over 12.6 times per contest and as a group are committing 19.0 fouls per contest. As a team, Philadelphia is pulling down 42.3 boards per game and has accounted for 605 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 19th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The 76ers are hitting 35.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (306 of 866) and 81.7% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 106.5 points per outing (18th in the NBA) while going 45.8% from the floor.
Defensively, the 76ers are forcing their opponents into 13.5 turnovers per game and they draw 18.6 fouls. They give up 35.0% on three-point shots and they are 12th in basketball in opponents points per game (105.9). The 76ers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.9% (1,061 of 2,364) and they surrender 45.8 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 18th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 630 conceded so far this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Grizzlies walked away with a victory by a final of 113-106 against the Rockets. When talking about cleaning the glass, Memphis allowed Houston to get 28 in total (12 on the offensive glass). They went 33.3% from distance by connecting on 11 out of 33 and ended up shooting 19 out of 29 at the charity stripe (65.5%). The Grizzlies allowed the Rockets to convert 38 out of 77 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.4% for the matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Grizzlies went 40 out of 80 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0%. Regarding shots from downtown, Memphis buried 11 of 29 tries (37.9%). They were able to convert 22 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 61.1%. The Rockets had 16 personal fouls in the game which got the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for a total of 36 shots. They turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 10 steals for the contest. The Grizzlies snagged 29 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 38 for the game.
Kyle Anderson was important for the Grizzlies for this game. Anderson had 16 points in his 31 minutes on the court and had 4 dimes for this contest. He made 5 of 6 for the game for a rate of 83.3%, and added 7 rebounds.
Memphis has a mark of 16-11 this season. As an offensive unit, the Grizzlies are shooting 45.1% from the field, which ranks 19th in the NBA. Memphis has 2,982 pts this year (110.4 per contest) and they pull in 47.1 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.4 times per contest (5th in the league) and they are giving up possession 13.8 times per contest. The Grizzlies commit 19.0 personal fouls per game and they connect on 74.2% from the free throw line.
The Memphis defense gives up 37.8% on shots from 3-point land (361 of 955) and their opposition knocks down 76.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 25.7 assists and 43.1 rebounds per game, which is 27th and 7th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are ranked 24th in the NBA in points given up per game with 109.9. They are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.2% from the floor (23rd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Memphis (+2)
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