Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 3/9/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Memphis
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (-2)
FedExForum is the location where the Memphis Grizzlies will take on the Golden State Warriors on Thursday. Memphis opens this game as 2-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is 230.
The Warriors faced off with the Thunder and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 137-128 in their last game. In relation to personal fouls, the Warriors left the arena with 21 while the Thunder recorded 17 personal fouls. They also knocked down 17 of their 37 tries from 3-point range. Oklahoma City ended up shooting 83.3% at the free throw line by making 20 of their 24 tries. Moreover, Oklahoma City had 44 boards (13 offensive, 31 defensive) and got 3 blocks. Oklahoma City earned 28 dimes and had 10 steals in the game. With regard to defense, Golden State allowed 53.2% from the floor on 50 out of 94 shooting. They also doled out 36 assists in the matchup while forcing 15 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 33 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Warriors converted 14 of 16 shots for a percentage of 87.5%. Golden State ended the game with a 52.8% field goal percentage (47 out of 89) and buried 20 of 51 three-point shots.
Stephen Curry is a guy who was a major contributor in this contest. He accumulated 40 points on 14 out of 23 shooting. He played for 35 minutes and also collected 6 boards. Curry finished the contest at 60.9% from the field and dished out 7 assists.
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Golden State heads into this one with a win-loss record of 34-32 this year. They are losing possession via turnover 16.3 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 21.9 fouls every game. As a unit, Golden State is pulling in 44.0 boards per game and has accounted for 1,958 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 1st in the NBA in terms of passing. The Warriors are connecting on 38.3% on shots from 3-point land (1,092 of 2,850) and 79.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 118.1 points per contest (3rd in the league) while going 47.6% from the field.
On defense, the Warriors have forced 14.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.6 fouls. They currently rank 21st in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,687 relinquished so far this season. The Warriors defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.0% (2,791 of 5,937) and they surrender 43.7 rebounds per game as a group. They relinquish 36.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 24th in the league in points per game allowed (117.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Grizzlies went home defeated by a final of 112-103 against the Lakers. The Grizzlies recorded 39 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 45 in this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while earning 6 steals for the matchup. The Lakers earned 18 fouls in this game which took the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for a total of 29 attempts. They were able to knock down 22 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 75.9%. Concerning shooting from distance, Memphis knocked down 9 of their 37 attempts (24.3%). When all was said and done, the Grizzlies went 36 for 93 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.7%. The Grizzlies allowed the Lakers to convert 41 out of 90 tries from the field which had them sitting at 45.6% in the game. They went 25.0% from beyond the arc by shooting 7 out of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 23 out of 29 at the free throw line (79.3%). When talking about team rebounding, Memphis permitted Los Angeles to pull down 57 overall (7 offensive).
Jaren Jackson Jr. ended up being important for the Grizzlies for this game. He made 8 of 15 in the game giving him a rate of 53.3%, and accounted for 8 rebounds. Jackson totaled 26 points in his 31 mins on the court, but wasn't able to tally an assist.
Memphis has a record of 38-26 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Grizzlies are hitting on 46.7% from the field, which ranks 21st in the league. Memphis has scored 7,399 points this season (115.6 per contest) and they collect 47.2 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 25.2 times per game (12th in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.7 times per contest. The Grizzlies have committed 20.3 personal fouls per game and they shoot 72.5% from the free throw line.
The Memphis defense gives up 35.4% on shots from beyond the arc (816 of 2,307) and their opponents are making 78.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 26.2 assists and 44.9 rebounds every game, which is 26th and 25th in the league. The Grizzlies are ranked 6th in basketball in PPG allowed with 112.0. They are forcing their opponents into 15.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.9% from the floor (1st in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Memphis (+2)
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