Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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The Phoenix Suns travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 9 point favorites.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 16-36. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.0 as they are averaging 106.6 points per game while giving up 112.6 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 32-22. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.5 points per game and surrendering 99.3, good for a point differential of 1.2.
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 21.1 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Eric Bledsoe averages 21.3 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Marc Gasol averages 20.9 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Mike Conley averages 19 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Phoenix averages 106.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 15.6 per game. The Suns allow 112.6 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 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Memphis averages 100.5 points per game this year which ranks them 26th 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 21st in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 7th with 12.8 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.3 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 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 19.6 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Grizzlies force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 106.3 and a defensive rating of 112.3. In terms of pace they average 99.3 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 27% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 106.8 and they have a defensive rating of 105.5. They get 92.7 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 11.9 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 26-24-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 33-18-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 28-26-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 26-27-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis -9
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