Looking to win big? The Suns and Grizzlies face off at 5:00 ET on NBA. The Grizzlies are hosting the game at FedExForum in Memphis, TN. The Suns come into this Western conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 223.5 points.
In today’s game against the Grizzlies, the Suns aim to continue their success with a record above .500, currently at 9-6. Away from their home court, the Suns have a 5-2 record this season, in contrast to their 4-4 record at home.
Phoenix arrives with an ATS record of 7-8 for the season up to this point. The Suns currently have a two game ATS win streak as the favorite and are 2-1 vs. the spread as underdogs.
Phoenix is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 123 points versus the Warriors. This output is higher than their season-average of 117.7 points per game. Offensively, the Suns hold a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, placing them 9th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 2nd in terms of percentage and 12th in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Suns’ defense is positioned 19th in the NBA, permitting 114.9 points per game.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Suns defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 51.9% while allowing 35.1% from downtown.
Facing the Suns, the Grizzlies currently hold an overall record of 3-11 and aim to end their two game losing streak. The team is currently 14th in the Western Conference, and they are also 4th in the Southwest division.
So far, Memphis is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 5-9. This season, Memphis has a 2-5 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 3-4 as underdogs.
Coming off their recent game, the Grizzlies offense tallied 91 points in a matchup against the Rockets. Their field goal percentage for the game was 32.9%, and they made 7 threes. Desmond Bane is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 25.6. Meanwhile, Jaren Jackson Jr. also brings a PPG average of 20 into the game.
The Grizzlies’ defense is presently ranked 17th in the league, allowing an average of 114.0 points per contest.
On two point field goal attempts, the Grizzlies’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 51.2% and allowing 40.8% from beyond the arc.
Phoenix is coming off a season where the Suns and the Memphis Grizzlies had a straight-up record of 2-2. The games between the two teams had a combined scoring average of 230.5 points. Additionally, the Suns had an ATS record of 2-2 against the Grizzlies during the same season.
The Suns and Grizzlies did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Suns have a record of 2-1. The Suns also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 232 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-1. As the host vs. the Suns, the Grizzlies have gone 2-1 vs the spread.
How to Bet Grizzlies vs. Suns in Arizona
Not only do we have the Suns winning this one by a score of 116-101, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Suns at -7. As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 223.5 and our model has the Suns and Grizzlies finishing with a combined 217 points. Our pick is to take the under.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Suns -7
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Under 223.5