Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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The Phoenix Suns head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 9.5 point favorites.
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The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 18-41. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.5 as they are averaging 107.0 points per game while giving up 112.5 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 35-25. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.8 points per game and surrendering 99.6, good for a point differential of 1.2.
Devin Booker comes into this game averaging 21.1 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Suns. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Eric Bledsoe averages 21.3 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Marc Gasol averages 20.5 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Mike Conley averages 19.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Phoenix averages 107 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.46 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.8 per game. The Suns allow 112.5 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 28th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Memphis averages 100.8 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 25th with 13.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 19.9 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Grizzlies force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 106.5 and a defensive rating of 112. In terms of pace they average 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 107 and they have a defensive rating of 105.7. They get 92.8 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 31% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 29-28-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 36-22-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 31-29-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 28-31-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
02/25/17 F Jared Sullinger Acquired has been waived
02/08/17 F Dragan Bender Ankle out for season
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
02/27/17 F Brandan Wright Personal "?" Tuesday vs. Phoenix
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix +9.5
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