San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 1/9/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Monday, January 9, 2023
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Memphis
FedExForum is where the Memphis Grizzlies will attempt to defeat the San Antonio Spurs on Monday.
The Spurs stepped onto the hardwood against the Celtics and took a loss by a score of 121-116 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Spurs ended up with 20 while the Celtics finished the game with 15 fouls. They also converted 15 out of their 34 tries from beyond the arc. Boston finished the game shooting 66.7% from the charity stripe by making 12 of their 18 tries. Moreover, Boston snagged 43 rebounds (8 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Boston doled out 30 dimes and had 6 steals in this game. With respect to defending, San Antonio allowed 49.5% from the floor on 47 out of 95 shooting. They also recorded 25 dimes for this contest while forcing 14 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Concerning hauling in boards, they collected a total of 51 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Spurs made 11 of their 14 attempts for a percentage of 78.6%. San Antonio ended having earned a 49.0% FG percentage (49 out of 100) and buried 7 out of their 25 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Zach Collins is one guy who played a role for the contest. Collins went 61.5% from the floor and also earned 5 dimes. He saw the court for 34 mins played and also totaled 12 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 18 points on 8 of 13 shooting.
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San Antonio steps onto the court with a record of 13-27 so far this year. They are giving up possession 16.0 times per contest and as a group they are committing 20.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, San Antonio is grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game and has earned 1,077 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 4th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Spurs are connecting on 34.5% from downtown (437 of 1,267) and 73.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 112.0 pts per game (22nd in basketball) while shooting 47.3% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Spurs are able to force 14.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.1 fouls. They give up 39.3% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 30th in basketball in points per game allowed (120.6). The Spurs defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 50.5% (1,810 of 3,585) and they surrender 43.1 boards per contest as a unit. They are ranked 28th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,056 relinquished this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Grizzlies walked away with a victory by a final of 123-115 against the Magic. The Grizzlies were able to collect 40 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 49 in the game. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while recording 5 steals in this contest. The Magic earned 22 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for a total of 23 attempts. They were able to make 15 of the free throws for a rate of 65.2%. When discussing shots from distance, Memphis made 12 out of 36 tries (33.3%). In all, the Grizzlies finished the game shooting 48 for 92 from the field which had them sitting at 52.2%. The Grizzlies allowed the Magic to knock down 39 of 84 tries from the field which had them shooting 46.4% in this matchup. They shot 30.6% from three-point range by connecting on 11 of 36 and walked away from this one shooting 26 out of 30 from the free throw line (86.7%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Memphis allowed Orlando to get 39 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Ja Morant pitched in for the Grizzlies in the game. He buried 13 of 21 in this contest giving him a rate of 61.9%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. Morant accumulated 32 points in his 36 mins on the court and accounted for 6 dimes in the matchup.
Memphis has a win-loss mark of 25-13 for the season. The Grizzlies commit 20.0 fouls every game and they connect on 71.5% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 25.2 times per game (12th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.5 times per contest. Memphis has accumulated 4,410 points on the year (116.1 per game) and they collect 49.3 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Grizzlies are connecting on 46.9% from the field, which is 18th in basketball.
The Grizzlies are ranked 8th in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 111.1. They have forced 14.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.3% from the floor (1st in basketball). The Memphis defense surrenders 35.5% on shots from distance (494 of 1,390) and their opponents are making 77.1% of their free throw attempts. They concede 25.8 assists and 43.5 boards every game, which has them ranked 24th and 16th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Antonio
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