Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 3/18/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Memphis
The Memphis Grizzlies will compete against the Golden State Warriors at FedExForum on Saturday.
The Warriors played the Clippers and took a loss by a score of 134-126 in their last game. When discussing personal fouls, the Warriors ended up with 25 and the Clippers accounted for 18 personal fouls. They also knocked down 16 out of their 34 shots from 3-point range. Los Angeles finished shooting 81.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 26 of their 32 tries. Furthermore, Los Angeles pulled down 44 boards (16 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 1 block. Los Angeles totaled 30 assists and had 11 steals for this contest. In regard to defense, Golden State allowed their opponent to shoot 47.9% from the floor on 46 of 96 shooting. They also doled out 28 assists in this matchup while forcing 7 turnovers and having 5 steals. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they compiled 36 with 7 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Warriors converted 11 of their 15 shots for a percentage of 73.3%. Golden State finished having earned a 55.7% field goal percentage (49 of 88) and made 17 out of their 36 3-point attempts.
Stephen Curry is one guy who had an impact for this game. He notched 50 points on 20 out of 28 shooting. He played 39 minutes and grabbed 2 boards. Curry shot 71.4% from the floor and also earned 6 assists.
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Golden State will enter this contest with a mark of 36-34 for the year. They are averaging 118.3 points per game (2nd in the league) while connecting on 47.6% from the field. The Warriors are connecting on 38.5% from downtown (1,166 of 3,025) and 79.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Golden State is grabbing 44.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 2,072 assists on the year, which has them ranked 1st in the league in terms of passing. They turn it over 16.3 times per game and as a unit they are committing 21.7 fouls every game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Warriors are forcing 14.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.5 personal fouls. They are conceding 36.5% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 25th in the league in PPG allowed (117.7). The Warriors defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.1% (2,976 of 6,321) and they surrender 43.8 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 21st in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,806 relinquished this year.
When they last played, the Grizzlies took a defeat with a final score of 138-119 against the Heat. The Grizzlies recorded 27 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 for the contest. They coughed up the ball 16 times, while getting 6 steals for this game. The Heat earned 16 personal fouls in this contest which took the Grizzlies to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to make 9 of them for a clip of 64.3%. With regard to shots from 3-point land, Memphis buried 18 of 46 attempts (39.1%). Overall, the Grizzlies ended up shooting 46 for 91 from the field which had them shooting 50.5%. The Grizzlies allowed the Heat to knock down 49 of their 82 tries from the field which had them shooting 59.8% for this game. They finished 44.8% from distance by shooting 13 of 29 and ended up shooting 27 of 33 from the free throw line (81.8%). Regarding rebounding, Memphis permitted Miami to collect 41 in all (8 offensive).
Jaren Jackson Jr. ended up having an impact for the Grizzlies in this matchup. Jackson racked up 25 points in his 28 minutes on the court and had 1 assist for the contest. He converted 10 of 15 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and tallied 9 rebounds.
Memphis has a record of 41-27 for the season. As an offense, the Grizzlies are hitting on 46.9% from the field, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Memphis has accumulated 7,865 pts for the campaign (115.7 per contest) and they grab 47.0 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 25.4 times per game (11th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.8 times per game. The Grizzlies commit 20.1 personal fouls per game and they go 72.7% from the free throw line.
The Memphis defense concedes 35.3% from downtown (871 of 2,470) and opponents are making 78.7% of their foul shots. They have given up 26.2 assists and 44.5 total rebounds per game, which ranks 26th and 22nd in the league. The Grizzlies on defense are ranked 5th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 111.9. They are forcing 15.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.0% from the field (1st in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis
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