Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 5/7/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (+7)
The Golden State Warriors welcome the Memphis Grizzlies at Chase Center on Saturday in Game 3 of their series. The series is tied 1-1. Golden State opens this matchup as 7-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total has been set at 226.5.
The Grizzlies earned the victory with a final of 106-101 in Game 2. Memphis finished the game having earned a 39.6% field goal percentage (36 of 91) and made 14 out of their 45 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Grizzlies made 20 of their 21 attempts for a rate of 95.2%. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they collected 49 with 13 of them being offensive. They also doled out 17 dimes in the game while forcing the opposition into 2 turnovers and earning 13 steals. When discussing defending, Memphis allowed 42.1% from the floor on 40 of 95 shooting. Golden State totaled 52 dimes and had 27 steals for the contest. Additionally, Golden State pulled down 38 boards (14 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 6 blocks. Golden State finished the contest at 77.8% at the free throw line by making 14 of 18 attempts. They also converted 7 out of their 38 attempts from long range. When discussing fouls, the Grizzlies walked away with 23 while the Warriors totaled 18 fouls.
Ja Morant is someone who was a factor in the game. He racked up 47 points on 15 out of 31 shooting. He was on the court for 41 minutes played and totaled 8 rebounds. Morant finished the game at 48.4% from the floor and recorded 8 assists.
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Memphis heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 56-26 for the campaign. They have an average of 115.6 points per contest (2nd in the NBA) while hitting 46.1% from the field. The Grizzlies are connecting on 35.3% on shots from 3-point land (945 of 2,679) and 73.4% from the free throw line. As a team, Memphis is pulling in 49.2 boards per contest and has accounted for 2,131 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 6th in the NBA in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 19.8 fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Grizzlies are forcing 15.1 turnovers per game while drawing 19.8 personal fouls. They are ranked 16th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 2,047 relinquished for the year. The Grizzlies defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.5% (3,305 of 7,269) and they relinquish 43.0 rebounds per game as a group. They are giving up 34.9% on 3-pointers while they are 12th in basketball in PPG allowed (109.9).
In terms of rebounding in Game 2, Golden State permitted Memphis to grab 36 overall (13 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 31.1% from three-point range by shooting 14 out of 45 and ended up going 20 of 21 at the free throw line (95.2%). The Warriors allowed the Grizzlies to knock down 36 of 91 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 39.6% in this matchup. When all was said and done, the Warriors walked away from this one shooting 40 for 95 from the field which gave them a rate of 42.1%. Pertaining to shooting from distance, Golden State made 7 of their 38 tries (18.4%). They were able to knock down 14 of the free throws for a clip of 77.8%. The Grizzlies had 14 personal fouls in this game which took the Warriors to the free throw line for 18 attempts. They turned it over 18 times, while getting 6 steals for the matchup. The Warriors snagged 38 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards totaling 52 in this matchup.
Stephen Curry pitched in for the Warriors for the contest. He buried 11 of 25 in this game giving him a rate of 44.0%, and added 9 rebounds. Curry accumulated 27 points in his 39 minutes of playing time and had 8 dimes in this contest.
Golden State has a mark of 53-29 for the campaign. As an offense, the Warriors are connecting on 46.9% from the field, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Golden State has tallied 9,102 points for the year (111.0 per contest) and they average 45.5 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 27.1 times per game (5th in the league) and they cough up possession 14.9 times per contest. The Warriors are responsible for committing 21.0 personal fouls per game and they shoot 76.9% from the charity stripe.
The Warriors are ranked 3rd in the league in points given up per game with 105.5. They are forcing their opponents into 14.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.8% from the floor (2nd in the league). The Golden State defense allows 33.9% on 3-pointers (1,000 of 2,948) and their opponents are connecting on 75.9% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 22.9 assists and 42.6 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 2nd and 5th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Golden State (-7) and under 226.5 points
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