Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 12/25/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Sunday, December 25, 2022
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Chase Center is the site where the Golden State Warriors will take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday.
The Grizzlies played the Nuggets and took a loss by a final of 105-91 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Grizzlies finished with 21 while the Nuggets racked up 19 personal fouls. They converted 10 out of their 27 attempts from beyond the arc. Denver finished the game shooting 60.0% from the charity stripe by converting 15 of 25 attempts. Additionally, Denver totaled 48 boards (13 offensive, 35 defensive) and got 7 blocks. Denver doled out 28 dimes and had 9 steals in this game. In the matter of defending, Memphis allowed the other team to shoot 44.9% from the floor on 40 of 89 shooting. They also doled out 25 assists for this game as well as forcing 17 turnovers and having 11 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned 42 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Grizzlies made 14 of 21 tries for a percentage of 66.7%. Memphis ended having earned a 44.4% FG percentage (36 out of 81) and buried 5 of their 26 three-point shots.
Ja Morant is one player who came through for this game. He recorded 35 points on 12 out of 26 shooting. He was on the court for 38 minutes played and grabbed 1 board. Morant finished the contest at 46.2% from the field and also dished out 10 assists.
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Memphis heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-11 on the campaign. They are averaging 115.4 points per game (8th in basketball) while going 46.7% from the field. The Grizzlies are shooting 35.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (357 of 1,014) and 70.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, Memphis is collecting 48.8 rebounds per game and has 750 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 22nd in the league in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 14.6 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 19.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Grizzlies are forcing 14.5 turnovers every game and they draw 21.7 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 13th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 791 conceded this season. The Grizzlies defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 44.7% (1,202 of 2,691) and they surrender 43.2 rebounds per contest as a unit. They surrender 35.7% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 9th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (111.2).
The last time they took the court, the Warriors walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 143-113 against the Nets. The Warriors recorded 27 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 36 for the contest. They turned the ball over 21 times, while getting 6 steals for the contest. The Nets were called for 23 fouls in this game which got the Warriors to the charity stripe for 25 attempts. They were able to knock down 19 of them for a rate of 76.0%. In terms of shots from 3-point land, Golden State converted 12 of 33 tries (36.4%). Overall, the Warriors went 41 for 83 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 49.4%. The Warriors allowed the Nets to make 54 of 84 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 64.3% in this game. They finished 63.6% from distance by shooting 21 of 33 and finished the contest at 14 of 16 at the free throw line (87.5%). When talking about cleaning the glass, Golden State permitted Brooklyn to get 32 in total (3 offensive).
James Wiseman ended up having an impact for the Warriors for this game. He made 12 of 14 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 85.7%, and added 6 rebounds. Wiseman accumulated 30 points in his 28 mins of playing time and had 2 assists for the matchup.
Golden State has a mark of 15-18 on the campaign. The Warriors commit 22.1 fouls every game and they connect on 79.8% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 29.3 times per contest (1st in the league) and they turn it over 17.2 times per game. Golden State has earned 3,844 points for the year (116.5 per game) and they average 42.5 boards per game. As an offense, the Warriors are shooting 47.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 8th in the NBA.
The Golden State defense surrenders 36.3% on 3-pointers (434 of 1,196) and their opposition makes 78.7% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 25.6 assists and 43.8 boards per game, which has them ranked 20th and 20th in basketball. The Warriors on the defensive end are ranked 28th in basketball in PPG given up with 117.9. They are forcing 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 47.1% from the floor (17th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Golden State and under the total points
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