Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 5/3/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (-3)
The Memphis Grizzlies are welcoming the Golden State Warriors at FedExForum on Tuesday in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals. Golden State opens as 3-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is 217.5.
The Warriors went home with a win by a final score of 117-116 in Game 1. Golden State finished the game having earned a 48.4% field goal percentage (45 of 93) and knocked down 14 out of their 38 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Warriors knocked down 13 of 20 attempts for a percentage of 65.0%. In regard to grabbing boards, they earned a total of 51 with 16 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 31 assists in the game as well as creating 6 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In regard to defending, Golden State allowed their opponent to shoot 43.2% from the floor on 41 out of 95 shooting. Memphis earned 47 dimes and had 26 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Memphis snagged 31 rebounds (16 offensive, 15 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Memphis shot 75.0% at the charity stripe by burying 18 of their 24 attempts. They also knocked down 16 out of their 40 attempts from beyond the arc. When discussing personal fouls, the Warriors ended up with 25 and the Grizzlies totaled 14 personal fouls.
Jordan Poole is one guy who played a role for this game. Poole finished the contest at 60.0% from the floor and also dished out 9 assists. He played for 38 mins and snagged 8 boards. He notched 31 points on 12 out of 20 shooting.
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Golden State heads into this contest with a mark of 53-29 this year. They lose possession via turnover 14.9 times per contest and as a group they commit 21.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Golden State is collecting 45.5 rebounds per game and has totaled 2,223 dimes for the campaign, which is 5th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Warriors are connecting on 36.4% on shots from beyond the arc (1,176 of 3,231) and 76.9% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 111.0 pts per contest (15th in the NBA) while connecting on 46.9% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Warriors have forced 14.5 turnovers per game and they draw 18.0 fouls. They concede 33.9% on 3-point shots while they are 3rd in the league in points per game allowed (105.5). The Warriors defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 43.8% (3,111 of 7,098) and they concede 42.6 boards per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 2nd in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,875 surrendered for the year.
In their Game 1 loss, Memphis permitted Golden State to get 35 boards in all (16 on the offensive side). They went 36.8% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 14 out of 38 and ended up going 13 out of 20 at the free throw line (65.0%). The Grizzlies allowed the Warriors to knock down 45 out of 93 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 48.4% for this game. Overall, the Grizzlies ended up going 41 out of 95 from the floor which had them shooting 43.2%. When talking about shots from downtown, Memphis converted 16 of 40 attempts (40.0%). They were able to make 18 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 75.0%. The Warriors were called for 17 personal fouls for this contest which got the Grizzlies to the free throw line for 24 attempts. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while recording 11 steals in this matchup. The Grizzlies were able to corral 31 defensive boards and 16 offensive boards for a total of 47 for the game.
Jaren Jackson Jr. ended up being a major contributor for the Grizzlies in this contest. He made 10 of 18 for this game giving him a rate of 55.6%, and accumulated 10 rebounds. Jackson Jr. had 33 points in his 31 mins of playing time and accumulated 1 assist in the matchup.
Memphis has a mark of 56-26 for the year. When it comes to offense, the Grizzlies are connecting on 46.1% from the field, which ranks them 19th in the league. Memphis has tallied 9,480 points on the season (115.6 per game) and they collect 49.2 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 26.0 times per contest (6th in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.2 times per contest. The Grizzlies have committed 19.8 personal fouls every game while shooting 73.4% from the free throw line.
The Grizzlies on the defensive end are ranked 12th in the league in points given up per game with 109.9. They are able to force 15.1 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.5% from the floor (10th in the league). The Memphis defense surrenders 34.9% on 3-point attempts (987 of 2,828) and opponents are making 77.1% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 25.0 dimes and 43.0 rebounds every game, which is 16th and 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Memphis (+3)
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