Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 12/27/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Monday, December 27, 2021
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
The Phoenix Suns (26-6) host the Memphis Grizzlies (19-14) at Footprint Center on Monday.
The Grizzlies faced off with the Warriors and took a loss by a score of 113-104 in their last game. Memphis finished the game with a 42.2% FG percentage (38 out of 90) and made 8 out of their 26 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Grizzlies knocked down 20 of 24 tries for a percentage of 83.3%. When discussing grabbing boards, they earned 42 with 14 of them being offensive. They also distributed 18 assists in this game in addition to forcing 9 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In reference to defending, Memphis allowed their opponent to shoot 48.8% from the floor on 40 of 82 shooting. Golden State dished out 39 dimes and had 30 steals in the game. Additionally, Golden State grabbed 31 rebounds (8 offensive, 23 defensive) and got 6 rejections. Golden State finished the contest at 77.8% at the free throw line by burying 14 of their 18 attempts. They made 19 of their 40 attempts from long range. In regard to personal fouls, the Grizzlies finished with 20 while the Warriors accounted for 18 personal fouls.
De'Anthony Melton is someone who was a major factor for the contest. Melton finished the contest at 61.5% from the floor and distributed 1 assist. He saw the court for 25 mins and totaled 9 rebounds. He finished with 20 points on 8 of 13 shooting.
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Memphis steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 19-14 for the season. They have an average of 110.5 pts per game (6th in basketball) while shooting 45.0% from the field. The Grizzlies are shooting 34.7% on 3-pointers (391 of 1,127) and 75.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Memphis is pulling in 47.0 rebounds per game and has accumulated 825 assists on the season, which is 6th in the league in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.5 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 19.3 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Grizzlies have forced 15.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.5 personal fouls. They give up 37.4% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 19th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (108.7). The Grizzlies defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 45.8% (1,309 of 2,859) and they relinquish 43.1 boards per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 26th in basketball in giving up assists with 826 surrendered this season.
In their last game, the Suns walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 116-107 when they faced the Warriors. Regarding rebounding, Phoenix allowed Golden State to collect 30 overall (12 on the offensive side). They went 37.8% from beyond the arc by going 14 out of 37 and finished the game at 18 out of 21 from the free throw line (85.7%). The Suns allowed the Warriors to convert 42 out of their 85 attempts from the field which had them at 49.4% for this game. When the game finished, the Suns went 40 out of 83 from the field which gave them a rate of 48.2%. When talking about shooting from distance, Phoenix converted 11 out of 30 attempts (36.7%). They were able to convert 16 of the free throws for a rate of 100.0%. The Warriors were called for 9 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Suns to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They also coughed it up 13 times, while getting 5 steals for this game. The Suns were able to snag 28 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 37 in this contest.
Chris Paul pitched in for the Suns in this contest. Paul accumulated 21 points in his 38 minutes on the court and had 8 dimes for this contest. He made 7 of 14 in this game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and earned 6 rebounds.
Phoenix has a mark of 26-6 for the year. The Suns are responsible for committing 19.4 personal fouls per contest and they hit 79.4% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 26.2 times per contest (4th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.0 times per game. Phoenix has tallied 3,574 pts for the campaign (111.7 per contest) and they pull down 45.9 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Suns are connecting on 47.7% from the floor, which ranks 1st in the league.
The Phoenix defense concedes 33.2% on three-point shots (367 of 1,105) and their opponents are converting on 74.0% of their free throw shots. They give up 22.3 assists and 45.6 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 6th and 19th in the league. The Suns defensively are ranked 4th in the NBA in points given up per game with 104.4. They are able to force 15.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.4% from the floor (3rd in basketball).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Phoenix
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