Memphis Grizzlies vs. Phoenix Suns - 12/11/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Location: Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix -8
Talking Stick Resort Arena is the venue where Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns (11-12, 3rd in the Pacific Division) will play the Memphis Grizzlies (7-16, 4th in the Southwest Division) on Wednesday. Memphis opens this game as 8 point dogs. The over/under has been set at 231.
The Grizzlies are covering the spread 39.1% of the time, having gone 9-14-0 ATS. Phoenix covers the spread 60.9% of the time, going 14-9-0 against the spread.
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/10/2019 Grayson Allen SG Ankle Game Time Decision
12/9/2019 Josh Jackson SG Suspension Expected to be out until at least Dec 11
12/8/2019 Brandon Clarke SF Hip Expected to be out until at least Dec 11
12/8/2019 Kyle Anderson SF Heel Game Time Decision
11/18/2019 Andre Iguodala SG Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Dec 15
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jonas Valanciunas comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Jaren Jackson averages 16.2 points per game in 27.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Devin Booker averages 25.5 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Kelly Oubre averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 108.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 26.4 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 16.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 116.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 25.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 5th in the league with 115.7 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 28.3. The Suns are 22nd in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Suns surrender 114.0 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.2 per game.
The Grizzlies are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 21st. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 22nd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Memphis is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 9th in the league. The Suns are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.9, and their defensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 8th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix +8
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