Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 5/13/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (+9)
The Memphis Grizzlies are headed to Chase Center on Friday where they will try to defeat the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of their series. Golden State leads 3-2. Memphis opens as 9-point dogs. The betting total is set at 219.5.
The Grizzlies faced the Warriors and notched a win by a score of 134-95 in Game 5. When discussing personal fouls, the Grizzlies ended up finishing with 17 while the Warriors finished the game with 22 personal fouls. They converted 14 of their 39 attempts from distance. Golden State ended up going 69.2% when shooting free throws by knocking down 9 of 13 shots. Additionally, Golden State collected 33 boards (4 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Golden State earned 37 dimes and had 22 steals in the matchup. With respect to the defense, Memphis let their opponent shoot 45.0% from the floor on 36 of 80 shooting. They also recorded 37 assists for the game as well as forcing 5 turnovers and earning 12 steals. In regard to getting rebounds, they earned 55 with 18 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Grizzlies made 22 of 30 tries for a percentage of 73.3%. Memphis finished with a 47.5% FG percentage (47 of 99) and converted 18 out of their 41 three-point attempts.
Tyus Jones is one player who was a major contributor for this contest. He notched 21 points on 8 of 12 shooting. He played 24 mins and also totaled 3 rebounds. Jones shot 66.7% from the floor and dished out 9 dimes.
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Memphis enters this contest with a record of 56-26 so far this season. They have an average of 115.6 pts per contest (2nd in the league) on 46.1% from the field. The Grizzlies are hitting 35.3% on three-point attempts (945 of 2,679) and 73.4% from the free throw line. As a team, Memphis is pulling in 49.2 rebounds per game and is sitting with 2,131 assists on the year, which is 6th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 13.2 times per contest and as a group they are committing 19.8 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Grizzlies are forcing their opponents into 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.8 fouls. They give up 34.9% on shots from downtown and they rank 12th in basketball in points per game allowed (109.9). The Grizzlies defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.5% (3,305 of 7,269) and they concede 43.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 16th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 2,047 conceded for the campaign.
In Game 5 the Warriors were able to corral 33 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards totaling 37 in this matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 22 times, while earning 3 steals in the game. The Grizzlies earned 9 fouls for the contest which got the Warriors to the charity stripe for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to convert 9 of the free throws for a percentage of 69.2%. In relation to shooting from 3-point land, Golden State buried 14 out of their 39 tries (35.9%). Overall, the Warriors finished 36 out of 80 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.0%. The Warriors permitted the Grizzlies to convert 47 of their 99 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 47.5% in the game. They finished shooting 43.9% from three-point range by shooting 18 of 41 and ended up shooting 22 out of 30 from the charity stripe (73.3%). In reference to how they rebounded, Golden State permitted Memphis to pull down 37 in total (18 offensive).
Klay Thompson ended up being a factor for the Warriors for this game. Thompson had 19 points in his 25 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 1 assist for the contest. He made 7 out of 12 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 58.3%, and tallied 3 rebounds.
Golden State has a win-loss record of 53-29 so far this year. As an offensive team, the Warriors are shooting 46.9% from the floor, which ranks 10th in the league. Golden State has scored 9,102 pts so far this year (111.0 per contest) and they average 45.5 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 27.1 times per game (5th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.9 times per contest. The Warriors are committing 21.0 fouls per contest and they hit 76.9% from the charity stripe.
The Warriors on defense are ranked 3rd in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 105.5. They are able to force 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.8% from the field (2nd in the league). The Golden State defense concedes 33.9% on 3-point shots (1,000 of 2,948) and their opposition makes 75.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 22.9 assists and 42.6 rebounds per contest, which is 2nd and 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Golden State (-9)
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