Bucks vs Grizzlies Prediction: Which side will dominate in the Preseason clash?

Bucks vs Grizzlies Prediction: Which side will dominate in the Preseason clash?

Bucks vs Grizzlies Prediction: The Memphis Grizzlies are expected to win their first preseason game against the Milwaukee Bucks as per the latest prediction.

As the 77th season of the National Football Association (NBA) is set to go underway in the next month, it’s time for teams to prepare well for the mega event. The preseason of the tournament gives an opportunity to all franchises to know their strengths, weaknesses, and the perfect team combination ahead of the regular season. On 2 October 2022, the Milwaukee Bucks will lock horns with the Memphis Grizzlies at the Fiserv Forum Arena in their first preseason fixture. 

The Bucks failed to defend their title in the last season. Despite a solid start, Budenholzer’s man couldn’t clinch the top spot in the Eastern Conference and finished the regular season at 46-26 in the third position. The Bucks started the postseason on a strong note with a 4-1 win over the Chicago Bulls in the first round. However, Milwaukee’s journey ended with a 3-4 loss to the Boston Celtics in the Conference Semifinals. The Bucks will aim to start the new season with positive energy when they meet the Grizzlies in the preseason clash.

The Memphis Grizzlies looked in excellent touch in the regular season of the NBA 2021-22. They finished at 56-26 in the second position of the Western Conference. Memphis gave a rushing 4-2 defeat to the Minnesota Timberwolves in Playoff Round 1. But they couldn’t cross the next hurdle and got eliminated after facing a 2-4 loss to the Golden State Warriors in the Conference Semifinals. The Grizzlies will aim to carry forward the same momentum and do well this year as well.

Bucks vs Grizzlies Prediction: Winning Odds

PlatformBucksGrizzliesPredicted Winner
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Bucks vs Grizzlies Prediction: 2022-23 Roster

Milwaukee Bucks:

Guard: A.J. Green, Lendell Wigginton, Luca Vildoza, MarJon Beauchamp, Wesley Mathews, Jevon Carter, Grayson Allen, George Hill, Jrue Holiday

Forward: Bobby Portis, Joe Ingles, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton

Center: Serge Ibaka, Brook Lopez

Memphis Grizzlies:

Guard: Danny Green, Kennedy Chandler, Tyus Jones, Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, John Konchar

Forward: Vince Williams Jr., Kenneth Lofton Jr., David Roddy, Jake LaRavia, Killian Tillie, Jaren Jackson Jr., Santi Aldama, Ziaire Williams, Xavier Tillman Sr., Dillon Brooks, Brandon Clarke

Center: Steven Adams

Bucks vs Grizzlies Prediction: Injuries

Milwaukee Bucks: Khris Midleton (Small Forward), Grayson Allen (Shooting Guard)

Memphis Grizzlies: Jaren Jackson Jr. (Power Forward), Danny Green (Small Forward), Killian Tillie (Small Forward)

Bucks vs Grizzlies Prediction: Team Stats (2021-22 Regular Season)

StatsMilwaukee BucksMemphis Grizzlies
Points Per Game115.5115.6
Rebounds Per Game46.749.2
Assists Per Game23.926.0
Steals Per Game7.69.8
Blocks Per Game4.06.5

Bucks vs Grizzlies Prediction: Head to Head

Both these teams have played a total of 51 regular season games against each other. The battle seems very close as the Milwaukee Bucks won 26 games, while the Memphis Grizzlies won 25 of them. If we talk about the last 5 meetings, 3 games were won by Memphis and 2 by Milwaukee. The previous meeting took place in the last season on 26 March 2022. The Memphis Grizzlies won that fixture with a score of 127-102.

Bucks vs Grizzlies Prediction: Top Players from the Last Season

Milwaukee Bucks:

PlayerPositionRebounds Per GameAssists Per GameBlocks Per Game
Giannis AntetokounmpoPower Forward11.65.81.4
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameSteals Per Game
Khris MiddletonSmall Forward20.15.41.2
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameAssists Per GameSteals Per Game
Jrue HolidayPoint Guard18.36.81.6

Memphis Grizzlies:

PlayerPositionPoints Per GameAssists Per GameSteals Per Game
Ja MorantPoint Guard27.46.71.2
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameTurnovers Per Game
Dillon BrooksSmall Forward18.43.21.6
PlayerPositionPoints Per GameRebounds Per GameSteals Per Game
Desmond BaneShooting Guard18.24.41.2

Bucks vs Grizzlies Prediction: Winner

The Milwaukee Bucks will aim to find the perfect team combination for another dominating performance in the regular season. They will look to boost themselves with a win in the first preseason fixture against the Grizzlies. On the other hand, the Grizzlies will also try to give chances to young players and start the new campaign with an away win against the Bucks. As the tournament is yet to begin, it’s quite early to predict the winner. However, the Grizzlies might just be a little ahead of the Bucks in terms of the winning probability.

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