San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 2/28/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Monday, February 28, 2022
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
FedExForum is the site where the Memphis Grizzlies (42-20) will try to defeat the San Antonio Spurs (24-37) on Monday.
The Spurs took the court against the Heat and went home with a loss by a final score of 133-129 in their last contest. San Antonio ended the game having earned a 55.6% field goal percentage (50 out of 90) and buried 14 out of their 31 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Spurs converted 15 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 78.9%. In terms of pulling down boards, they earned 46 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 33 assists for this contest as well as creating 3 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Pertaining to the defense, San Antonio allowed 56.6% from the floor on 47 of 83 shooting. Miami recorded 32 dimes and had 25 steals in the game. On top of that, Miami pulled down 28 rebounds (4 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 1 block. Miami finished the contest at 71.1% from the charity stripe by knocking down 27 of their 38 attempts. They also made 12 of 28 shots from three-point range. In reference to fouls, the Spurs finished with 31 and the Heat had 11 fouls.
Keita Bates-Diop is a player who was a major contributor in this game. He ended up finishing with 22 points on 9 out of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 34 minutes and collected 11 rebounds. Bates-Diop finished the game shooting 90.0% from the floor and also dished out 3 assists.
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San Antonio steps onto the court with a mark of 24-37 for the campaign. They cough up possession 12.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 18.1 fouls per contest. As a unit, San Antonio is grabbing 45.4 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,721 assists this season, which is 1st in basketball in terms of passing. The Spurs are shooting 35.5% on shots from beyond the arc (680 of 1,915) and 74.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 112.8 pts per game (7th in the NBA) while hitting 46.9% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Spurs are able to force 13.9 turnovers per game and they draw 18.4 personal fouls. They relinquish 35.6% from beyond the arc while they are 27th in the league in points per game allowed (112.7). The Spurs defense is giving up a FG percentage of 46.7% (2,610 of 5,589) and they concede 46.6 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 15th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,469 conceded this season.
In their last game, the Grizzlies walked away with a victory by a final of 116-110 against the Bulls. Concerning cleaning up the glass, Memphis allowed Chicago to get 35 in total (6 on the offensive side). They finished shooting 45.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 9 out of 20 and ended up going 23 of 30 from the free throw line (76.7%). The Grizzlies permitted the Bulls to convert 39 of 93 attempts from the floor which had them at 41.9% in this matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Grizzlies ended up going 44 for 100 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.0%. When talking about shots from beyond the arc, Memphis buried 7 out of their 23 tries (30.4%). They were able to knock down 21 of them for a rate of 80.8%. The Bulls had 9 fouls in the game which took the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for 26 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while earning 5 steals for the game. The Grizzlies were able to corral 42 defensive rebounds and 19 offensive rebounds totaling 61 in this contest.
Ja Morant ended up being a major contributor for the Grizzlies in the matchup. Morant racked up 46 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 3 dimes in the game. He knocked down 15 of 28 in this contest giving him a rate of 53.6%, and accounted for 4 rebounds.
Memphis has a record of 42-20 on the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Grizzlies are connecting on 45.8% from the field, which has them ranked 17th in basketball. Memphis has scored 7,058 pts for the season (113.8 per contest) and they grab 49.2 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 25.3 times per contest (7th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.4 times per game. The Grizzlies have committed 19.6 personal fouls every game while shooting 73.5% from the charity stripe.
The Grizzlies on defense are ranked 14th in basketball in PPG given up with 109.1. They have forced 15.1 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.2% from the field (13th in the NBA). The Memphis defense concedes 35.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (769 of 2,174) and their opposition knocks down 77.9% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 25.0 assists and 42.8 boards per contest, which is 20th and 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Memphis
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