Memphis Grizzlies at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 11/4/2018
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, November 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 2 point favorites.
The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 5-2. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 4.6 as they average 104.6 points per contest while giving up 100.0 per game. The Suns have an overall mark of 1-7. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They total 102.8 points per contest and give up 116.8, which is a point differential of -14.0.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 5-2-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 3-5-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 4-4-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
10/27/18 SF Chandler Parsons Knee is out indefinitely
10/20/18 F JaMychal Green Jaw is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mike Conley averages 20.3 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest. He averages 6.0 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Devin Booker averages 25.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 6.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 79%. T.J. Warren averages 15.3 points per game while playing 24.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 100.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 17.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league. Memphis averages 104.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 39.6 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 30th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrender 116.8 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 51% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 28.8 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 42.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game. Phoenix is 29th in the league with 102.8 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -14.0. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.0 boards per game and 13th in assists per contest with 24.5. The Suns are 2nd in turnovers per game with 17.6.
The Grizzlies are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Memphis is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league.
Phoenix is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 57%, which is 3rd in the league. The Suns are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.2, and their defensive rating of 116.1 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 17th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix +2
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