Suns vs Grizzlies predictions 1/26/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Memphis
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis -2.5
Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns (19-26, 3rd in the Pacific Division) head to FedExForum on Sunday where they'll meet the Memphis Grizzlies (21-24, 3rd in the Southwest Division). The spread on this matchup has Memphis as 2.5 point favorites. The total is set at 237.5.
The Suns are covering the spread 52.3% of the time, having gone 23-21-1 ATS. Memphis covers the spread 52.3% of the time, going 23-21-1 against the spread.
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/24/20 C Aron Baynes Hip is questionable Sunday vs Memphis
01/24/20 PF Cameron Johnson Quad is questionable Sunday vs Memphis
01/04/20 PF Frank Kaminsky Knee is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/19/19 SF Andre Iguodala None is out indefinitely
01/25/20 SG Grayson Allen Hip left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Phoenix
Devin Booker comes into this game averaging 26.7 points per contest while playing 36.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 92%. Ricky Rubio averages 13.2 points per contest in 32.3 minutes per game. He averages 9.0 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Ja Morant scores 17.4 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 7.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Jaren Jackson averages 18.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.8 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 112.8 points per contest, which is 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 43.8 boards per contest and 27.2 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 14.6 per game. The Suns allow 113.7 points per contest, which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 23.8 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 9th in the NBA with 113.4 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -2.53. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 16th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.6 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 27.9. The Grizzlies are 7th in turnovers per contest with 15.3. The Grizzlies give up 116.0 points per game, which ranks them 27th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 24.9 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 44.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Grizzlies are 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest this year.
The Suns are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 110.9, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 19th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 18th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Phoenix is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Memphis is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Grizzlies are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 8th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis -2.5
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