Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 3/7/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
The Memphis Grizzlies are on their way to Crypto.com Arena on Tuesday where they will attempt to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Grizzlies stepped onto the hardwood against the Nuggets and took a loss by a score of 113-97 in their last game. Memphis walked away from the contest with a 36.9% FG percentage (31 out of 84) and made 11 of their 32 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Grizzlies converted 24 of their 31 tries for a percentage of 77.4%. With respect to hauling in boards, they collected a total of 40 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 24 dimes in the game as well as forcing 8 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In relation to defense, Memphis allowed the other team to go 46.0% from the floor on 40 out of 87 shooting. Denver distributed 28 assists and had 6 steals in this game. Moreover, Denver pulled down 53 rebounds (13 offensive, 40 defensive) and got 6 blocks. Denver finished shooting 80.6% from the free throw line by knocking down 25 of their 31 attempts. They also buried 8 of their 31 tries from three-point range. In regard to personal fouls, the Grizzlies ended up walking away with 24 and the Nuggets totaled 21 personal fouls.
Ja Morant is someone who was a factor in this matchup. He finished with 27 points on 8 out of 20 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 minutes played and collected 4 boards. Morant finished the contest at 40.0% from the field and recorded 10 dimes.
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Memphis will play this game with a record of 38-25 for the campaign. They are averaging 115.8 points per contest (9th in the NBA) while hitting 46.9% from the field. The Grizzlies are hitting 34.5% on shots from 3-point land (718 of 2,082) and 72.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Memphis is grabbing 47.3 rebounds per contest and has earned 1,597 assists on the campaign, which ranks 17th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 13.8 times per game and as a unit they are committing 20.2 personal fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Grizzlies have forced 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.8 fouls. They rank 17th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,650 relinquished this year. The Grizzlies defense is allowing a FG percentage of 44.9% (2,537 of 5,656) and they concede 44.7 boards per contest as a squad. They are relinquishing 35.5% on shots from distance and they are ranked 6th in the league in points per game allowed (112.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the Lakers went home defeated by a final of 110-102 when they faced the Timberwolves. In the matter of team rebounding, Los Angeles allowed Minnesota to get 46 in total (10 offensive). They finished shooting 41.2% from beyond the perimeter by going 14 out of 34 and finished the contest at 12 out of 16 from the charity stripe (75.0%). The Lakers permitted the Timberwolves to make 42 out of 89 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 47.2% in this contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Lakers shot 36 out of 86 from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.9%. When it comes to shooting from beyond the arc, Los Angeles converted 10 of 31 attempts (32.3%). They were able to bury 20 of them for a rate of 83.3%. The Timberwolves had 21 fouls in this game which took the Lakers to the charity stripe for a total of 24 shots. They coughed up the ball 15 times, while recording 8 steals for the game. The Lakers collected 30 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 41 in this game.
Anthony Davis ended up having an impact for the Lakers for the contest. Davis totaled 38 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 2 dimes in this game. He made 12 of 22 in this matchup for a rate of 54.5%, and totaled 5 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 31-34 for the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Lakers are hitting on 47.9% from the field, which is 11th in the league. Los Angeles has accounted for 7,586 points for the campaign (116.7 per game) and they snag 45.7 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 25.2 times per game (14th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.1 times per game. The Lakers are responsible for committing 18.5 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 77.7% from the free throw line.
The Lakers defensively are ranked 25th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 117.6. They are forcing 12.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.8% from the field (10th in the NBA). The Los Angeles defense allows 34.5% on 3-pointers (828 of 2,401) and their opponents are knocking down 77.1% of their foul shots. They allow 25.9 dimes and 45.6 total boards per game, which ranks them 23rd and 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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