Sunday, March 6, 2016
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The Phoenix Suns travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, March 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 13.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.
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The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 16-46 and a road record of 5-25. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.1 as they are averaging 100.4 points per game while giving up 107.5 per contest. Phoenix is 3-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 10-27. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 37-24 and a home record of 23-9. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99.1 points per game and surrendering 99.3, good for a point differential of -0.3. Memphis has a division record of 6-5 and a conference record of 22-16. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 11.1 points per game while playing 24.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. P.J. Tucker averages 7.1 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Mike Conley averages 15.2 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Zach Randolph averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Phoenix averages 100.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.9 per game. The Suns allow 107.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Memphis averages 99.1 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 48.9 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 4th with 13.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Suns average 97.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 95.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -12.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -10.7 per contest. The Suns have an offensive rating of 102.1 and a defensive rating of 109.2. In terms of pace they average 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Grizzlies score 101.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 100.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 6.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.6 points per game. The Grizzlies rating on offense is 105.6 and they have a defensive rating of 105.9. They get 93 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 24-38-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 32-30-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 31-28-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 32-28-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
02/02/16 F T.J. Warren Ankle out for season
01/23/16 PG Brandon Knight Groin out indefinitely
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
02/29/16 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
02/29/16 G Tony Allen Knee out indefinitely
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix
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