Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 5/31/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Monday, May 31, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-5.5)
The Utah Jazz (52-20) head to FedExForum on Monday where they'll take on the Memphis Grizzlies (38-34) in Game 4 of their series. Utah leads 2-1. The line on this game has Utah as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 224.
The Jazz earned the victory with a final of 121-111 in Game 3. Utah finished the game having earned a 49.4% field goal percentage (40 of 81) and knocked down 19 out of their 43 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Jazz buried 22 of 27 tries for a percentage of 81.5%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they compiled 43 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 17 assists in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In terms of defending, Utah allowed the other team to go 43.0% from the field on 43 of 100 shooting. Memphis doled out 23 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. Additionally, Memphis totaled 50 rebounds (16 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 7 rejections. Memphis finished the game shooting 85.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 12 of their 14 tries. They also knocked down 13 of 41 shots from downtown.
Donovan Mitchell is a player who was a factor in this matchup. He notched 29 points on 9 of 23 shooting. He saw the court for 29:49 mins played and snagged 2 rebounds. Mitchell finished 39.1% from the floor and dished out 5 assists. An additional guy that had an impact in the game for the Jazz was Mike Conley. He grabbed 6 rebounds in his 35:40 min on the hardwood. He finished shooting 50.0% from the field for the game by going 8-of-16 (27 points). Overall, Conley had 8 assists.
Utah heads into this contest with a record of 52-20 for the year. They currently have an average of 116.4 points per outing (4th in basketball) while hitting 46.8% from the floor. The Jazz are hitting 38.9% on three-point shots (1,205 of 3,098) and 79.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Utah is pulling down 48.3 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 1,703 dimes for the season, which ranks 23rd in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 14.2 times per game and as a unit are committing 18.5 personal fouls per contest. On defense, the Jazz are able to force 11.5 turnovers every game and they draw 19.0 fouls. They are ranked 1st in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,604 conceded this season. The Jazz defense is giving up a FG percentage of 44.7% (827 of 1,365) and they concede 42.6 rebounds per game as a squad. They are relinquishing 34.1% from 3-point land and they rank 3rd in the NBA in PPG allowed (107.2).
In their Game 3 loss, the Grizzlies earned 34 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive boards for a total of 50 for this game. They gave up possession 9 times, while earning 7 steals for the game. The Jazz were called for 18 fouls for the matchup which took the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for 14 tries. They were able to make 12 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 85.7%. In regard to shots from beyond the arc, Memphis made 13 out of 41 attempts (31.7%). When all was said and done, the Grizzlies walked away from this one shooting 43 out of 100 from the field which gave them a rate of 43.0%. The Grizzlies allowed the Jazz to convert 40 out of 81 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 49.4% for the game. They finished the game shooting 44.2% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 19 of 43 and finished the contest at 22 out of 27 at the charity stripe (81.5%). In relation to cleaning the glass, Memphis permitted Utah to collect 43 in all (7 offensive).
Ja Morant was important for the Grizzlies for the matchup. He knocked down 10 of 23 for this game for a field goal percentage of 43.5%, and accounted for 3 rebounds. Morant had 28 points in his 39:47 mins on the court and accumulated 7 dimes in this matchup. Someone else that was pivotal for Memphis was Dillon Brooks. He finished this one with 2 assists in his 33:00 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 11 of 24 from the floor. Brooks finished going 45.8% from the field while also notching 27 points and 3 total rebounds.
Memphis has a mark of 38-34 for the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Grizzlies are shooting 46.7% from the field, which is ranked 18th in the NBA. Memphis has accumulated 8,157 pts this season (113.3 per game) and they average 46.5 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 26.9 times per contest (4th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.3 times per contest. The Grizzlies are committing 18.7 fouls per game and they hit 77.1% from the charity stripe. The Grizzlies on the defensive end are ranked 16th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 112.3. They concede 25.4 dimes and 44.7 total boards per game, which is ranked 19th and 18th in the league. The Memphis defense gives up 36.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (926 of 2,526) and their opponents are converting on 78.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have forced 14.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.2% from the floor (11th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Memphis (+5.5)
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