Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 5/29/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-5)
The Utah Jazz (52-20) are headed to FedExForum on Saturday where they'll take on the Memphis Grizzlies (38-34). Utah opens this matchup as 5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 222.5.
The Utah Jazz played the Memphis Grizzlies and walked away with a win by a score of 141-129 in their last game. Utah finished having earned a 54.4% field goal percentage (49 of 90) and converted 19 of 39 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Jazz converted 24 of 31 attempts for a rate of 77.4%. When discussing hauling in boards, they earned a total of 42 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 28 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 2 steals. In the matter of defense, Utah allowed the other team to shoot 54.1% from the floor on 46 of 85 shooting. Memphis recorded 20 assists and had 6 steals for the matchup. In addition, Memphis snagged 33 rebounds (9 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Memphis finished shooting 76.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 29 of their 38 attempts. They also buried 8 of 23 attempts from downtown.
Donovan Mitchell is someone who was a contributor for this game. He left the arena with 25 points on 8 of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 25:39 minutes played and also totaled 2 rebounds. Mitchell finished the game at 42.1% from the floor but didn't record an assist. An additional guy that played a role in this game for the Jazz was Rudy Gobert. He grabbed 13 rebounds in 35:58 minutes played. He finished shooting 81.8% from the floor for this game by going 9-of-11 (21 points). In all, Gobert accounted for 3 assists.
Utah heads into this one with a mark of 52-20 so far this season. They are averaging 116.4 points per outing (4th in basketball) while going 46.8% from the floor. The Jazz are shooting 38.9% on shots from beyond the arc (1,205 of 3,098) and 79.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Utah is collecting 48.3 boards per game and has accounted for 1,703 assists this season, which ranks 23rd in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 14.2 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 18.5 personal fouls every game. On defense, the Jazz have forced 11.5 turnovers every game while drawing 19.0 fouls. They rank 1st in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,604 conceded for the season. The Jazz defense is allowing a FG percentage of 44.7% (827 of 1,365) and they relinquish 42.6 boards per contest as a group. They concede 34.1% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 3rd in the league in points per game from their opponents (107.2).
The last time they took the court, the Memphis Grizzlies took a loss by a score of 141-129 when they played the Utah Jazz. The Grizzlies collected 24 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 33 for the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while recording 6 steals for the game. The Jazz committed 25 fouls in this contest which took the Grizzlies to the free throw line for a total of 38 tries. They were able to bury 29 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 76.3%. When it comes to shots from 3-point land, Memphis knocked down 8 of their 23 attempts (34.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Grizzlies went 46 for 85 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 54.1%. The Grizzlies permitted the Jazz to convert 49 of their 90 tries from the floor which had them at 54.4% in this matchup. They wrapped up this game 48.7% from 3-point land by connecting on 19 of 39 and ended up shooting 24 out of 31 from the charity stripe (77.4%). In reference to team rebounding, Memphis allowed Utah to get 42 overall (12 on the offensive glass).
Ja Morant ended up being a factor for the Grizzlies in the matchup. He buried 15 of 26 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 57.7%, and had 4 rebounds. Morant totaled 47 points in his 43:22 minutes on the court and had 7 dimes for this contest. Someone else that was important for Memphis was Dillon Brooks. He ended up with 1 assist in 28:11 minutes played, and he shot 10 of 14 from the floor. Brooks ended up shooting 71.4% from the field as well as earning 23 points and 2 rebounds.
Memphis has a mark of 38-34 on the season. Memphis has scored 8,157 pts on the campaign (113.3 per contest) and they grab 46.5 rebounds per game. The Grizzlies are committing 18.7 fouls per game while shooting 77.1% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Grizzlies are connecting on 46.7% from the floor, which ranks them 18th in basketball. They are dishing out assists 26.9 times per contest (4th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 13.3 times per game. The Grizzlies defensively are ranked 16th in the league in points given up per game with 112.3. They are able to force 14.8 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.2% from the floor (11th in the NBA). The Memphis defense allows 36.7% from downtown (926 of 2,526) and opponents are connecting on 78.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 25.4 assists and 44.7 boards every game, which has them ranked 19th and 18th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Memphis (+5) and over 222.5 points
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