Memphis Grizzlies at Phoenix Suns NBA Betting Tips 3/30/2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Phoenix as 2 point favorites.
The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 30-45. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -2.5 as they average 102.8 points per contest while giving up 105.3 per game. The Suns have an overall mark of 17-59. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They total 106.9 points per contest and give up 116.3, which is a point differential of -9.3.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 35-39-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 32-42-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 34-42-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 33-43-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
03/28/19 C Joakim Noah Knee is questionable Saturday vs Phoenix
03/21/19 G Avery Bradley Shin is out indefinitely
03/19/19 SF CJ Miles Foot is out indefinitely
02/23/19 F Jaren Jackson Jr. Quad is out indefinitely
02/23/19 SF Kyle Anderson Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/09/19 G Dillon Brooks Leg is out for season
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
03/28/19 SF Josh Jackson Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Memphis
03/28/19 G Tyler Johnson Knee is questionable Saturday vs Memphis
03/21/19 SF Kelly Oubre Jr. Thumb is out for season
01/24/19 SF TJ Warren Ankle is out indefinitely
Jonas Valanciunas comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 22.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Justin Holiday averages 9.9 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Deandre Ayton averages 16.3 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Devin Booker averages 26.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 102.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 24th in the league with 106.9 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -9.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 40.4 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Suns are 2nd in turnovers per game with 15.8. The Suns surrender 116.3 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.9 assists allowed per contest and 26th with 46.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 9th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 28th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Memphis is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 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 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Suns are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 114.6 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix -2
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