Toronto Raptors vs Memphis Grizzlies 11/24/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
FedExForum is where the Memphis Grizzlies (9-8) will try to defeat the Toronto Raptors (8-10) on Wednesday.
The Raptors faced the Warriors and took a loss by a score of 119-104 in their last contest. In regard to personal fouls, the Raptors finished with 21 while the Warriors racked up 16 personal fouls. They also made 22 of their 45 tries from distance. Golden State shot 79.2% from the charity stripe by burying 19 of 24 shots. Moreover, Golden State grabbed 39 rebounds (8 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Golden State recorded 47 dimes and had 31 steals for the game. With regard to defending, Toronto allowed 49.4% from the floor on 39 of 79 shooting. They also dished out 25 dimes for the game in addition to forcing 7 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they earned 47 with 18 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Raptors knocked down 11 of their 20 shots for a percentage of 55.0%. Toronto finished the contest having earned a 39.4% field goal percentage (39 of 99) and knocked down 15 of their 37 3-point shots.
Pascal Siakam is one player who was a major factor for this contest. He recorded 21 points on 8 of 17 shooting. He played for 34 mins played and also totaled 6 boards. Siakam shot 47.1% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists.
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Toronto steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 8-10 this season. They have an average of 105.8 pts per contest (22nd in the NBA) while connecting on 43.7% from the floor. The Raptors are hitting 34.6% on shots from downtown (202 of 583) and 77.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Toronto is pulling in 45.0 boards per game and has accounted for 377 assists so far this year, which is 24th in the league in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.1 times per contest and as a squad they commit 19.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Raptors are forcing 16.8 turnovers every game and they draw 17.3 fouls. They rank 22nd in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 434 relinquished this season. The Raptors defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.7% (693 of 1,485) and they surrender 42.2 boards per contest as a group. They concede 36.8% on shots from distance and they rank 16th in the NBA in opponents PPG (105.8).
When they last played, the Grizzlies walked away with a victory by a final of 119-118 when they played the Jazz. The Grizzlies earned 34 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive boards for a total of 50 in this contest. They also coughed it up 7 times, while getting 10 steals for the game. The Jazz had 14 fouls in this matchup which got the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for 27 tries. They were able to convert 22 of the free throw tries for a rate of 81.5%. Regarding 3-pointers, Memphis converted 13 of their 35 tries (37.1%). Overall, the Grizzlies went 42 out of 95 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.2%. The Grizzlies permitted the Jazz to make 41 of 87 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 47.1% for the matchup. They shot 39.5% from downtown via 17 out of 43 and ended up shooting 19 out of 25 from the free throw line (76.0%). With respect to how they rebounded, Memphis permitted Utah to snag 36 overall (10 offensive).
Jaren Jackson ended up having an impact for the Grizzlies in this contest. Jackson recorded 26 points in his 34 minutes on the court, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes. He converted 9 of 19 for this contest giving him a rate of 47.4%, and totaled 8 rebounds.
Memphis has a win-loss mark of 9-8 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Grizzlies are shooting 44.3% from the floor, which ranks them 20th in the league. Memphis has totaled 1,872 pts on the campaign (110.1 per contest) and they grab 46.9 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 25.0 times per game (6th in the league) and they turn the ball over 13.5 times per contest. The Grizzlies have committed 18.6 personal fouls per game while shooting 77.5% from the charity stripe.
The Grizzlies defensively are ranked 30th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 114.9. They are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.5% from the field (29th in the NBA). The Memphis defense allows 40.1% on shots from beyond the arc (248 of 618) and opponents are making 78.4% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 27.7 assists and 44.2 boards per contest, which ranks them 30th and 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Memphis
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