Memphis Grizzlies at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 12/26/2017
Tuesday, December 26, 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 Tuesday, December 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Phoenix as 1 point favorites.
The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 10-23. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.2 as they are averaging 97.1 points per contest while giving up 101.3 per game. The Suns have an overall mark of 12-23. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 105.8 points per contest and giving up 112.8, which is a point differential of -7.0.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 11-21-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 10-22-1 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 17-17-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 18-17-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/25/17 F JaMychal Green Knee is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs Phoenix
11/20/17 SG Wayne Selden Quad is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/24/17 SG Devin Booker Groin is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Memphis
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
Marc Gasol comes into this game averaging 18.9 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Tyreke Evans averages 18.8 points per contest in 30.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 5 rebounds per contest for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
T.J. Warren has scored 19.1 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per game this season for the Suns. He hauls in 5.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Mike James averages 10.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 20.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.8 rebounds per game and 3.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 97.1 points per contest this year, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.18 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 39.7 boards per contest and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 14.5 per game. The Grizzlies allow 101.3 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 8th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 20.5 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 12th in the NBA with 105.8 points per contest this season. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -7.06. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.7 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 20.2. The Suns are 8th in turnovers per contest with 15.7. The Suns give up 112.8 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 17th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 22.4 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 45.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 14th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 25th. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Memphis is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Suns are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 2nd. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 29th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis +1
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