Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 10/31/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz
Date: Monday, October 31, 2022
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Southwest-Rocky Mountain
The Utah Jazz will compete against the Memphis Grizzlies at Vivint Arena on Monday.
The Grizzlies faced the Jazz and ended up losing by a score of 124-123 in their last game. Memphis finished the game with a 56.8% field goal percentage (50 out of 88) and buried 12 of their 27 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Grizzlies made 11 of 15 attempts for a rate of 73.3%. In the matter of grabbing boards, they earned 40 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 24 assists for this contest while creating 19 turnovers and having 11 steals. With respect to defending, Memphis allowed the other team to go 51.7% from the field on 45 out of 87 shooting. Utah doled out 30 assists and had 8 steals in the game. In addition, Utah collected 34 rebounds (10 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 5 blocks. Utah went 75.0% when shooting free throws by burying 15 of 20 tries. They made 19 of 44 attempts from long range. When talking about personal fouls, the Grizzlies walked away with 26 while the Jazz accounted for 17 personal fouls.
Tyus Jones is one player who played a role in this contest. He finished with 23 points on 10 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins and grabbed 1 board. Jones finished the contest at 66.7% from the field and also recorded 10 assists.
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Memphis enters this game with a record of 4-2 for the year. They are averaging 120.3 points per contest (1st in basketball) while connecting on 47.8% from the floor. The Grizzlies are shooting 39.7% on shots from downtown (87 of 219) and 72.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Memphis is collecting 44.0 rebounds per game and has earned 145 dimes for the season, which is 15th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.5 times per contest and as a group are committing 22.2 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Grizzlies have forced 14.2 turnovers per game while drawing 23.2 fouls. They are giving up 36.9% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 27th in the league in opponents PPG (121.5). The Grizzlies defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 48.3% (265 of 549) and they surrender 43.3 boards per game as a group. They rank 18th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 154 surrendered so far this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Jazz took home the win by a final score of 124-123 against the Grizzlies. Regarding rebounding, Utah permitted Memphis to collect 40 in total (10 offensive). They shot 44.4% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 12 out of 27 and ended up going 11 of 15 from the charity stripe (73.3%). The Jazz allowed the Grizzlies to knock down 50 of 88 tries from the field which left them shooting 56.8% in the game. When the final whistle was blown, the Jazz went 45 out of 87 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.7%. In regard to shots from beyond the arc, Utah converted 19 of 44 tries (43.2%). They were able to bury 15 of those for a percentage of 75.0%. The Grizzlies were called for 26 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Jazz to the charity stripe for 20 tries. They also turned it over 19 times, while getting 8 steals in this game. The Jazz recorded 24 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 34 in this game.
Kelly Olynyk ended up having an impact for the Jazz in this game. He converted 8 of 10 in the game for a field goal percentage of 80.0%, and tallied 3 rebounds. Olynyk earned 23 points in his 34 mins on the court and had 4 dimes in this contest.
Utah has a mark of 5-2 this year. As an offense, the Jazz are shooting 45.8% from the floor, which ranks 20th in the NBA. Utah has accumulated 819 points on the season (117.0 per game) and they grab 45.0 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 28.6 times per contest (5th in the league) and they turn it over 16.6 times per contest. The Jazz have committed 23.7 fouls per contest while shooting 72.1% from the charity stripe.
The Jazz on the defensive end are ranked 18th in basketball in points allowed per game with 114.9. They are forcing 17.9 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 46.2% from the field (12th in basketball). The Utah defense surrenders 33.9% on 3-point shots (75 of 221) and their opponents are knocking down 76.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 21.3 dimes and 47.7 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 4th and 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis
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