Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 2/28/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Memphis
The Memphis Grizzlies will try to beat the Los Angeles Lakers at FedExForum on Tuesday.
The Lakers stepped onto the hardwood against the Mavericks and went home with a win by a final score of 111-108 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Lakers ended up finishing with 17 and the Mavericks recorded 24 personal fouls. They also made 20 of 49 shots from beyond the perimeter. Dallas shot 71.4% when shooting free throws by knocking down 10 of 14 attempts. On top of that, Dallas grabbed 48 rebounds (11 offensive, 37 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Dallas dished out 21 assists and had 5 steals in this game. In terms of defending, Los Angeles allowed the other team to shoot 41.9% from the field on 39 out of 93 shooting. They also recorded 25 assists for this contest in addition to forcing 16 turnovers and earning 9 steals. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they compiled 56 with 17 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Lakers converted 21 of 28 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. Los Angeles wrapped up the game having earned a 43.3% FG percentage (42 of 97) and buried 6 of their 34 shots from distance.
Anthony Davis is a guy who played a role in this contest. Davis ended up shooting 60.0% from the field and also dished out 4 assists. He saw the court for 37 minutes played and also collected 15 boards. He finished with 30 points on 12 of 20 shooting.
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Los Angeles will enter this matchup with a mark of 29-32 so far this year. They are giving up possession 14.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 18.5 fouls per contest. As a team, Los Angeles is collecting 45.7 boards per game and is sitting with 1,540 dimes on the year, which ranks 13th in the league in terms of passing. The Lakers are shooting 33.7% from downtown (638 of 1,893) and 77.4% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 117.0 pts per contest (6th in the NBA) while going 48.1% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Lakers are forcing 12.8 turnovers per game and they draw 21.3 personal fouls. They rank 23rd in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,572 conceded for the season. The Lakers defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.0% (2,697 of 5,743) and they relinquish 45.7 boards per contest as a team. They relinquish 34.7% on 3-pointers while they are 24th in the NBA in PPG allowed (117.9).
When they last played, the Grizzlies took home the win by a final score of 112-94 when they faced the Nuggets. The Grizzlies were able to pull down 39 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 50 in the game. They turned the ball over 12 times, while getting 10 steals for the matchup. The Nuggets earned 13 fouls for this contest which got the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for 8 tries. They were able to knock down 7 of them for a percentage of 87.5%. With regard to shots from beyond the arc, Memphis made 15 of 44 tries (34.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Grizzlies shot 45 for 95 from the field which gave them a rate of 47.4%. The Grizzlies permitted the Nuggets to make 36 of 89 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 40.4% in this contest. They went 29.7% from distance by shooting 11 of 37 and walked away from this one shooting 11 of 14 from the charity stripe (78.6%). With respect to cleaning up the glass, Memphis permitted Denver to get 48 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Ja Morant ended up being a factor for the Grizzlies for this game. Morant totaled 23 points in his 24 mins of playing time and added 4 dimes in the matchup. He made 9 of 18 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 7 rebounds.
Memphis has a mark of 36-23 for the campaign. The Grizzlies commit 20.1 personal fouls every game and they go 72.1% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.2 times per contest (14th in the league) and they are giving up possession 14.2 times per game. Memphis has scored 6,836 points this season (115.9 per contest) and they pull down 47.8 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Grizzlies are shooting 46.9% from the field, which has them ranked 19th in the league.
The Memphis defense gives up 35.6% from downtown (765 of 2,151) and their opponents are knocking down 78.3% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 26.4 assists and 44.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 28th and 20th in the league. The Grizzlies on the defensive side of the court are 6th in the league in points given up per game with 111.9. They are able to force 15.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the floor (1st in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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