Phoenix Suns at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 2/28/2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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The Phoenix Suns travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 1 point favorites.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 18-44. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.9 as they are averaging 104.3 points per game while giving up 113.2 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 18-41. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.8 points per contest and giving up 103.4, which is a point differential of -4.6.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 28-32-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 30-32-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 26-32-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 26-32-1 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
02/26/18 C Tyson Chandler Neck is "?" Wednesday vs Memphis
01/31/18 G Isaiah Canaan Foot is out for season
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out for season
02/27/18 G Tyreke Evans Ribs is "?" Wednesday vs Phoenix
02/26/18 F Chandler Parsons Illness is "?" Wednesday vs Phoenix
02/26/18 SG Wayne Selden Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Phoenix
T.J. Warren comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Devin Booker averages 24.7 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Marc Gasol averages 17.7 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. JaMychal Green averages 10.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 104.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.87 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.5 per game. The Suns allow 113.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 30th in the league with 98.8 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -4.54. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 21.1. The Grizzlies are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Grizzlies surrender 103.4 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.4 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 42.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season.
The Suns are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 113.1, and their offensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 1st. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Phoenix is 9th 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 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Memphis is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Grizzlies are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.8, and their defensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 94.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix +1
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