Phoenix Suns vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 1/18/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix (-3)
The Memphis Grizzlies (6-6) play the Phoenix Suns (7-4) at FedExForum on Monday. Memphis opens this contest as 3-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 223.5.
The Phoenix Suns faced the Washington Wizards and took a loss by a final of 128-107 in their last game. Phoenix ended the contest with a 44.8% field goal percentage (39 out of 87) and knocked down 4 of their 27 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Suns made 25 of their 30 shots for a percentage of 83.3%. With respect to pulling down boards, they compiled 42 with 8 of them being offensive. They also doled out 21 assists in the game in addition to having 3 steals and 6 blocks. Pertaining to defending, Phoenix let their opponent shoot 52.2% from the floor on 48 out of 92 shooting. Washington earned 29 assists and had 3 steals in the matchup. In addition, the Wizards pulled down 53 rebounds (14 offensive, 39 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Washington shot 60.7% at the free throw line by making 17 of their 28 shots. They buried 15 out of their 34 tries from downtown.
Devin Booker is one guy who was important for the matchup. He ended up finishing with 33 points on 11 out of 21 shooting. He played for 32:46 mins and also pulled down 3 rebounds. Booker finished the game at 52.4% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in the game for the Suns was Chris Paul. He collected 5 rebounds and accounted for 11 dimes. He ended up going 50.0% from the floor for the matchup by hitting 5-of-10 (14 points). At the conclusion of this game, Paul played 36:12 min.
Phoenix will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 7-4 this year. The Suns are shooting 36.7% on 3-pointers (153 of 417) and 82.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 110.5 points per game (17th in the league) while shooting 46.9% from the field. They are turning it over 12.6 times per game and as a squad are committing 21.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Phoenix is grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game and has totaled 285 dimes this year, which is 21st in basketball in terms of passing the ball. When they are on the defensive end, the Suns are able to force 13.3 turnovers every game while drawing 19.9 personal fouls. The Suns defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 46.2% (146 of 219) and they relinquish 44.5 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 1st in basketball in allowing assists with 237 conceded for the campaign. They relinquish 36.3% on shots from distance and they rank 6th in the league in PPG allowed (106.7).
In their last game, the Memphis Grizzlies went home victorious with a score of 106-104 when they played the Philadelphia 76ers. The Grizzlies pulled down 32 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 for the matchup. They blocked 3 shots while getting 15 steals in this game. The 76ers had 17 fouls for the game which took the Grizzlies to the free throw line for a total of 18 tries. They were able to bury 12 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the perimeter, Memphis converted 8 of their 29 tries (27.6%). When the game finished, the Grizzlies went 43 out of 98 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.9%. The Grizzlies permitted the 76ers to make 37 of their 84 tries from the floor which had them shooting 44.0% for the contest. They finished 28.0% from three-point range by connecting on 7 out of 25 and ended up going 23 out of 32 at the free throw line (71.9%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Memphis permitted Philadelphia to get 53 in total (15 on the offensive side).
Ja Morant ended up having an impact for the Grizzlies in the game. He made 7 of 14 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which gave him 17 points. Morant snagged 2 rebounds in his 30:42 minutes of time on the hardwood and had 6 assists for this game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Memphis was Xavier Tillman. He ended up scoring 15 points in his 27:46 minutes on the hardwood via 7 out of 13 from the floor for the contest. Tillman wrapped this one up going 53.8% from the floor while totaling 2 assists and 4 boards.
Memphis has a win-loss mark of 6-6 on the season. As an offensive unit, the Grizzlies are shooting 44.9% from the field, which ranks 19th in the league. Memphis has accumulated 1,278 pts this year (106.5 per game) and they pull in 45.8 boards per game. They are getting an assist 26.8 times per contest (4th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 14.2 times per contest. The Grizzlies are committing 19.0 fouls per game and they shoot 76.7% from the charity stripe. The Grizzlies on defense are ranked 8th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 107.6. The Memphis defense allows 35.3% on shots from 3-point land (137 of 388) and their opponents are knocking down 78.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 24.8 assists and 46.4 boards on a nightly basis, which is 14th and 21st in the league. They are able to force 16.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the field (12th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Phoenix (-3)
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