Memphis Grizzlies vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 11/18/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Location: Frost Bank Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest-San Antonio
The San Antonio Spurs (3-8) will compete against the Memphis Grizzlies (2-9) at Frost Bank Center on Saturday.
The Grizzlies faced off with the Lakers and took a loss by a final of 134-107 in their last contest. In reference to fouls, the Grizzlies ended up with 15 and the Lakers had 13 fouls. They buried 22 of 35 tries from 3-point range. Los Angeles shot 75.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 18 of 24 tries. In addition, Los Angeles snagged 54 rebounds (10 offensive, 44 defensive) and added 9 blocks. Los Angeles recorded 30 assists and had 4 steals in this contest. Pertaining to defense, Memphis allowed their opponent to shoot 58.0% from the field on 47 of 81 shooting. They also recorded 28 dimes in this matchup while creating 18 turnovers and getting 8 steals. Regarding rebounding, they collected 33 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Grizzlies knocked down 9 of 12 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. Memphis walked away from the contest having earned a 36.8% FG percentage (39 of 106) and converted 20 of their 53 three-point shots.
Santi Aldama is someone who played a role in this contest. Aldama finished the game shooting 60.0% from the floor and also earned 4 dimes. He saw the court for 25 mins and collected 5 rebounds. He notched 24 points on 9 out of 15 shooting.
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Memphis enters this one with a record of 2-9 on the year. They are losing possession via turnover 14.9 times per game and as a team they commit 21.6 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Memphis is pulling in 42.0 boards per game and has totaled 271 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 19th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Grizzlies are shooting 33.7% on three-point attempts (155 of 460) and 76.0% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 108.5 pts per contest (28th in the league) while hitting 42.9% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Grizzlies are forcing their opponents into 17.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.7 fouls. They are giving up 42.1% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 21st in basketball in points per game allowed (115.9). The Grizzlies defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.1% (446 of 947) and they relinquish 46.3 rebounds per contest as a group. They are 14th in the NBA in giving up assists with 280 conceded on the campaign.
When they last played, the Spurs took a defeat with a final score of 123-87 when they played the Thunder. The Spurs were able to snag 30 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 43 for the matchup. They also turned it over 24 times, while earning 7 steals for this game. The Thunder had 17 fouls for the matchup which got the Spurs to the charity stripe for a total of 9 shots. They were able to bury 6 of them for a rate of 66.7%. Pertaining to three-point shots, San Antonio converted 9 of their 30 attempts (30.0%). In all, the Spurs walked away from this one shooting 36 out of 93 from the field which had them sitting at 38.7%. The Spurs allowed the Thunder to convert 46 out of 89 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 51.7% for the game. They shot 38.5% from beyond the perimeter by going 15 of 39 and finished the contest at 16 of 20 at the free throw line (80.0%). In the matter of attacking the glass, San Antonio allowed Oklahoma City to get 40 overall (4 on the offensive side).
Julian Champagnie ended up being a factor for the Spurs for the matchup. Champagnie earned 13 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 3 assists for this contest. He buried 4 of 14 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 28.6%, and had 3 rebounds.
San Antonio has a record of 3-8 for the campaign. The Spurs commit 19.5 personal fouls every game and they hit 74.4% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 29.4 times per contest (2nd in the league) and they turn it over 16.3 times per contest. San Antonio has accounted for 1,217 points on the season (110.6 per contest) and they pull in 42.0 rebounds per contest. As an offensive unit, the Spurs are shooting 46.5% from the floor, which is 19th in basketball.
The San Antonio defense gives up 40.3% on shots from 3-point land (168 of 417) and their opponents are knocking down 74.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 28.2 dimes and 44.6 rebounds every game, which ranks them 29th and 19th in the league. The Spurs on the defensive side of the court are 30th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 124.1. They are able to force 14.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 49.9% from the field (30th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Antonio
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