Memphis Grizzlies vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 12/29/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Thursday, December 29, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
The Memphis Grizzlies are on their way to Scotiabank Arena on Thursday where they will try to beat the Toronto Raptors.
The Grizzlies took the court against the Suns and ended up losing by a score of 125-108 in their last contest. In reference to personal fouls, the Grizzlies finished with 23 while the Suns finished the game with 23 personal fouls. They made 17 of their 31 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Phoenix finished the contest at 88.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 22 of 25 attempts. In addition, Phoenix collected 47 rebounds (15 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. Phoenix recorded 26 assists and had 7 steals in this matchup. Concerning defense, Memphis allowed the other team to shoot 49.4% from the floor on 43 of 87 shooting. They also doled out 18 dimes in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 19 turnovers and earning 9 steals. Regarding getting rebounds, they earned 40 with 15 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Grizzlies converted 28 of 34 attempts for a percentage of 82.4%. Memphis ended with a 39.6% field goal percentage (36 out of 91) and converted 8 of 30 shots from beyond the arc.
Ja Morant is someone who was a contributor for the contest. He totaled 34 points on 8 of 22 shooting. He was on the court for 31 minutes and also totaled 3 rebounds. Morant finished shooting 36.4% from the field and distributed 6 assists.
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Memphis comes into this one with a mark of 20-13 this season. They cough up possession 14.5 times per contest and as a group are committing 19.9 fouls per game. As a team, Memphis is snagging 48.5 rebounds per game and has tallied 817 assists on the year, which is 22nd in basketball in terms of passing. The Grizzlies are hitting 34.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (381 of 1,106) and 71.4% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 115.2 pts per contest (10th in basketball) while going 46.4% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Grizzlies are forcing 14.7 turnovers per game while drawing 21.8 fouls. They concede 36.1% on 3-point attempts while they are 10th in the league in points per game allowed (111.7). The Grizzlies are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.9% (1,326 of 2,956) and they concede 43.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 17th in the NBA in allowing assists with 871 surrendered for the year.
For their last game, the Raptors took a defeat with a final score of 124-113 when they played the Clippers. The Raptors recorded 29 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 39 in this game. They turned it over 12 times, while recording 6 steals for the game. The Clippers were called for 17 personal fouls for this game which took the Raptors to the free throw line for a total of 26 attempts. They were able to bury 21 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 80.8%. In terms of shooting from beyond the arc, Toronto converted 6 of 23 tries (26.1%). In all, the Raptors went 43 for 84 from the field which gave them a rate of 51.2%. The Raptors permitted the Clippers to convert 45 out of 93 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 48.4% for the contest. They finished 39.5% from distance via 15 of 38 and ended up shooting 19 out of 23 at the charity stripe (82.6%). Concerning attacking the glass, Toronto permitted Los Angeles to pull down 47 in total (15 on the offensive side).
Pascal Siakam ended up having an impact for the Raptors for the contest. Siakam scored 36 points in his 41 mins on the hardwood and totaled 5 dimes for this contest. He buried 13 out of 24 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 54.2%, and totaled 9 rebounds.
Toronto has a record of 15-19 so far this season. As an offensive team, the Raptors are shooting 45.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 26th in the league. Toronto has tallied 3,788 points on the campaign (111.4 per game) and they average 42.7 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 22.7 times per contest (26th in the league) and they cough up possession 12.6 times per contest. The Raptors are committing 20.3 fouls per contest and they connect on 79.3% from the free throw line.
The Toronto defense gives up 35.9% on 3-point shots (417 of 1,160) and opponents are converting on 80.1% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 25.9 dimes and 41.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 23rd and 6th in the NBA. The Raptors on the defensive side of the court are 7th in the league in points allowed per contest with 111.2. They have forced 16.7 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.9% from the field (29th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Memphis
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