Memphis Grizzlies vs. Phoenix Suns - 1/5/20 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Sunday, January 5, 2020
Location: Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix -7.5
Talking Stick Resort Arena is the site where Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns (14-21, 3rd in the Pacific Division) will take on the Memphis Grizzlies (13-22, 4th in the Southwest Division) on Sunday. The line on this contest has Phoenix as 7.5 point favorites. The over/under is set at 230.5.
The Grizzlies are covering the spread 47.1% of the time, having gone 16-18-1 ATS. Phoenix is covering 58.8% of the time, going 20-14-1 against the spread.
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/19/19 SF Andre Iguodala None is out indefinitely
01/04/20 SF Jae Crowder Ankle is questionable Saturday vs LA Clippers
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/04/20 PF Frank Kaminsky Knee is questionable Sunday vs Memphis
Jaren Jackson averages 17.6 points per contest in 27.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%. Ja Morant comes into this game averaging 17.6 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per night. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Kelly Oubre averages 18.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 6.0 rebounds per game and dishes 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Devin Booker scores 25.6 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 6.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 116.6 points per contest which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 25.3 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Memphis averages 111.4 points per contest, which is 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 27.3 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 15.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns give up 115.0 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 23.8 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 45.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns are 27th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per contest. Phoenix is 6th in the NBA with 114.2 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.8. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.3 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 28.4. The Suns are 20th in turnovers per contest with 14.5.
The Grizzlies are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 112.7, and their offensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 26th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Memphis is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Suns are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 111.3, and their offensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 19th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Phoenix -7.5 and over 230.5 total points
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