Memphis Grizzlies at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Parlay 12/21/2017
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to Talking Stick Resort Arena to take on the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, December 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Phoenix as 1 point favorites.
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The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 9-21. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.2 as they are averaging 97.0 points per contest while giving up 101.2 per game. The Suns have an overall record of 11-21. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.4 points per game and surrendering 113.5, good for a point differential of -7.1.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 10-19-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 9-20-1 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 16-15-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 17-15-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/19/17 F Brandan Wright Groin is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Golden State
12/19/17 F Chandler Parsons Rest is OUT Wednesday vs Golden State
11/20/17 SG Wayne Selden Quad is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/06/17 SG Devin Booker Groin is out indefinitely
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
Tyreke Evans averages 18.6 points per contest in 30.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 4 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%. Marc Gasol comes into this game averaging 19.1 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Mike James averages 10.6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 21.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.8 rebounds per game and 3.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 76%. T.J. Warren has scored 18.6 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per game this season for the Suns. He hauls in 5.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 101.2 points per contest which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 20.6 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Memphis averages 97 points per contest this year, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 25th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 39.1 boards per contest and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 17th with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns give up 113.5 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 22.8 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 45.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns are 3rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year. Phoenix is 12th in the NBA with 106.4 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.09. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.9 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 20. The Suns are 5th in turnovers per contest with 16.2.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.8, and their defensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 93.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Memphis is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
Phoenix is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Suns are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 111.4, and their offensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 1st. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Memphis +1 and over 206.5 total points
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