Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 2/15/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Memphis
FedExForum is where the Memphis Grizzlies will try to beat the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.
The Jazz played the Knicks and took a loss by a score of 126-120 in their last contest. Utah wrapped up the game with a 51.1% field goal percentage (45 of 88) and converted 9 of their 32 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Jazz made 21 of their 28 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 38 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 23 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 6 turnovers and getting 3 steals. When discussing defense, Utah let their opponent shoot 45.3% from the floor on 43 out of 95 shooting. New York dished out 18 dimes and had 6 steals in this matchup. Moreover, New York pulled down 52 rebounds (20 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 7 blocks. New York finished the game at 73.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 28 of 38 tries. They converted 12 of their 36 shots from beyond the arc. In relation to personal fouls, the Jazz finished with 24 and the Knicks recorded 24 personal fouls.
Lauri Markkanen is one guy who was a factor in this contest. He recorded 29 points on 9 out of 23 shooting. He was on the court for 35 mins and snagged 5 boards. Markkanen finished the game shooting 39.1% from the field and totaled 3 dimes.
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Utah will play this contest with a mark of 29-30 on the season. They are giving up possession 15.1 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 20.6 fouls every game. As a team, Utah is pulling in 44.4 boards per contest and has tallied 1,520 dimes this year, which is 7th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Jazz are hitting 36.3% on 3-pointers (833 of 2,297) and 78.8% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 117.7 points per game (3rd in the league) while shooting 47.5% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Jazz are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.2 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 9th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,424 relinquished for the year. The Jazz are giving up a FG percentage of 48.1% (2,561 of 5,327) and they surrender 43.5 rebounds per game as a unit. They relinquish 36.2% on shots from downtown and they are 24th in the league in PPG allowed (117.2).
When they last played, the Grizzlies walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 119-109 when they played the Celtics. The Grizzlies collected 31 defensive boards and 3 offensive boards for a total of 34 for the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 8 times, while earning 4 steals for this contest. The Celtics earned 14 fouls in this game which got the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for 21 shots. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throws for a rate of 61.9%. When discussing 3-point attempts, Memphis converted 12 of 34 tries (35.3%). Overall, the Grizzlies went 42 out of 84 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0%. The Grizzlies permitted the Celtics to convert 39 of 88 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.3% in the matchup. They finished 41.2% from downtown by shooting 21 of 51 and walked away from this one shooting 20 out of 26 at the charity stripe (76.9%). In relation to cleaning the glass, Memphis permitted Boston to collect 54 in all (14 on the offensive side).
Ja Morant was important for the Grizzlies for the matchup. He converted 9 out of 18 in this matchup giving him a rate of 50.0%, and had 6 rebounds. Morant earned 25 points in his 34 minutes on the court and had 7 dimes in this game.
Memphis has a mark of 34-22 this season. The Grizzlies are committing 20.1 personal fouls per game and they go 71.8% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 25.3 times per contest (12th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.5 times per game. Memphis has totaled 6,502 pts on the season (116.1 per game) and they average 47.8 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Grizzlies are connecting on 47.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 17th in the league.
The Grizzlies on defense are ranked 8th in the league in points given up per game with 112.2. They are able to force 15.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.9% from the field (1st in the league). The Memphis defense concedes 35.7% on three-point shots (729 of 2,042) and their opponents are converting on 78.2% of their foul shots. They relinquish 26.6 dimes and 43.8 rebounds every game, which is ranked 29th and 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis
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