Monday, March 21, 2016
US Airways Center
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Monday, March 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 40-30 and a road record of 15-19. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 99.1 points per game while giving up 100.5 per contest. Memphis is 7-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 24-19. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Suns have an overall record of 19-50 and a home record of 12-22. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 100.2 points per game and surrendering 107.7, good for a point differential of -7.4. Phoenix has a division record of 4-8 and a conference record of 13-30. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Tony Allen comes into this contest averaging 7.7 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 63%. Zach Randolph averages 14.9 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Brandon Knight averages 19.4 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Devin Booker averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Memphis averages 99.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.3 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Phoenix averages 100.2 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 29th with 16.8 per game. The Suns allow 107.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Suns force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies average 95.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 102.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.7 per contest. The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 105.3 and a defensive rating of 106.8. In terms of pace they average 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Suns score 103.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 90.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -8.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -2.9 points per game. The Suns rating on offense is 102 and they have a defensive rating of 109.6. They get 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 15 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 36-32-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 39-30-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 28-41-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 35-34-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
03/20/16 F Matt Barnes Suspension Served probable Monday vs. Phoenix
03/16/16 F P.J. Hairston Hamstring expected to miss 2-3 weeks
03/12/16 PG Mike Conley Achilles expected to miss 3-4 weeks
03/12/16 C Chris Andersen Shoulder out indefinitely
02/29/16 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out for season
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
02/02/16 F T.J. Warren Ankle out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis
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