Phoenix Suns vs Memphis Grizzlies 11/12/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
FedExForum is the site where the Memphis Grizzlies (6-5) will try to beat the Phoenix Suns (7-3) on Friday.
The Suns took the court against the Trail Blazers and earned the victory with a final of 119-109 in their last contest. Phoenix finished having earned a 52.1% field goal percentage (49 out of 94) and made 11 out of their 28 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Suns knocked down 10 of their 12 attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. In terms of pulling down boards, they earned a total of 39 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 27 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 2 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In the matter of defense, Phoenix allowed the other team to shoot 48.4% from the field on 44 of 91 shooting. Portland recorded 46 dimes and had 24 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Portland grabbed 32 boards (14 offensive, 18 defensive) and earned 6 blocked shots. Portland finished the game at 87.5% when shooting free throws by burying 14 of 16 tries. They made 7 of their 30 tries from distance. In regard to personal fouls, the Suns ended up with 20 while the Trail Blazers accumulated 14 personal fouls.
Frank Kaminsky is a guy who came through for the game. Kaminsky shot 66.7% from the floor and distributed 3 assists. He was on the hardwood for 32 minutes and snagged 7 boards. He totaled 31 points on 12 of 18 shooting.
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Phoenix enters this game with a record of 7-3 this season. They turn it over 13.9 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.3 fouls per game. As a unit, Phoenix is pulling in 44.5 boards per contest and has totaled 273 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 13th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Suns are hitting 34.7% on 3-point shots (105 of 303) and 77.0% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 111.0 points per contest (5th in basketball) while connecting on 48.0% from the floor.
On defense, the Suns are able to force 16.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.4 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 37.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 21st in the league in points per game from their opponents (109.2). The Suns are giving up a FG percentage of 45.0% (404 of 898) and they relinquish 45.5 boards per contest as a team. They are ranked 5th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 229 relinquished so far this year.
In their last game, the Grizzlies took a loss by a final score of 118-108 against the Hornets. The Grizzlies were able to corral 37 defensive rebounds and 19 offensive rebounds for a total of 56 for the contest. They turned it over 16 times, while earning 14 steals for the contest. The Hornets earned 17 fouls for this contest which got the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for 15 shots. They were able to make 9 of the free throws for a rate of 60.0%. When talking about shooting from downtown, Memphis made 9 of 38 tries (23.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Grizzlies finished 45 for 106 from the field which gave them a rate of 42.5%. The Grizzlies permitted the Hornets to knock down 41 out of 90 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.6% for the contest. They finished 41.7% from three-point range by hitting 15 of 36 and finished the contest at 21 out of 24 at the free throw line (87.5%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Memphis allowed Charlotte to pull down 40 in total (9 offensive).
Ja Morant ended up being important for the Grizzlies in this matchup. He buried 13 of 27 in this contest for a rate of 48.1%, and had 7 rebounds. Morant recorded 32 points in his 37 mins on the court and totaled 8 dimes for this contest.
Memphis has a mark of 6-5 this season. The Grizzlies have committed 18.1 fouls per contest and they hit 78.2% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 25.4 times per contest (5th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 14.5 times per contest. Memphis has totaled 1,207 points for the season (109.7 per game) and they pull down 47.3 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Grizzlies are shooting 44.0% from the field, which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Grizzlies on defense are ranked 29th in the league in points given up per game with 114.2. They are forcing their opponents into 15.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.8% from the field (29th in the NBA). The Memphis defense allows 38.9% on three-point shots (152 of 391) and opponents are connecting on 77.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 28.4 dimes and 44.8 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 30th and 10th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Phoenix
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