The Memphis Grizzlies are all set to host the Milwaukee Bucks at the FedEx Forum, Memphis, on Thursday, 15th December 2022.
The last time the two teams played against each other was in October when the home team won by 107:102. In the past two years, the two teams have gone head-to-head six times, out of which the Memphis Grizzlies have won 4, while Milwaukee has won 2 games.
It will be interesting to see how the two teams play this time. Here is a quick look into their performance in the season.
Memphis Grizzlies Statistics
The last time Memphis stepped into the field, it played against the Atlanta Hawks and won the game by 128:103. The Grizzlies have won all six of the last games played and are the second-best team in the Western Conference with a record of 18 wins and 9 losses.
On the offensive side, the Grizzlies are the 10th-best team in the league, with a scoring average of 115.4 points per game. The team is the best in the league in terms of rebounding scores, with an average of 48.7. Their field goal percentage is 46.3, putting them in 20th place in the league. The highest scorer on the team is Ja Morant, who has an average of 27.7 points and 7.8 assists per game.
The team’s defence has conceded an average of 112.4 points per game, which is the 12th least average in the league. Their defensive field goal percentage of 45.5 puts them in 5th place in the current season.
Milwaukee Bucks Statistics
Like the hosts, the Milwaukee Bucks are sitting in second place in the Eastern Conference, scoring 20 wins and 7 losses. The last time the team stepped into the field was to play against the Golden State Warriors, where it won by 128:111.
The Milwaukee Bucks have won 8 of the last ten games played. Their four-game winning streak broke on Sunday when they surprisingly lost against the Houston Rockets. However, the team came back stronger to win against the Warriors.
Milwaukee has the 17th-best offence in the league with an average of 112.04, which is equal to the Grizzlies’ defensive average. If the Bucks want to win this one, their offence will need to pick up the pace. Giannis Antetokounmpo, the second-best scorer of the season, leads the team’s scoring table with an average of 31.1 points per game.
The Milwaukee Bucks have the second-best defence in NBA, with a conceding average of 107.46 points per game. Their defensive field goal percentage of 44.63 is the best in the league.
Memphis Grizzlies Vs. Milwaukee Bucks Prediction
This game can turn out to be a nail-biter, and it is tough to predict who will win. However, if we consider the head-to-head stats, Memphis has the upper hand and has performed better recently. Memphis is a good all-rounded team at the moment with a decent offence and strong defence. Their offensive line-up has a good mix of potential scorers who can win it for the Grizzlies. The game could go either way, but according to stats and recent records, the Grizzlies seem more likely to win.