Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Grizzlies versus the Suns? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on AZFa. The game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ. The odds for this Western conference game currently have the Suns as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 220.5 points.
The Grizzlies have a below .500 record of 5-13 as they seek to come out on top vs. the Suns. Across 18 games, the Grizzlies have a 5-10 record when facing Western Conference teams, and they have a 0-3 record in non-conference games.
So far, Memphis is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 7-11. As the favorite this season, Memphis is 3-5 vs. the spread while going 4-6 as the underdog.
In their recent game, the Grizzlies’ offense concluded with 108 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 105.7 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Grizzlies have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, ranking 30th in the NBA. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 30th in terms of percentage and 11th in three-pointers made.
So far, the Grizzlies’ defense is ranked 11th in the league at 111.7 points per contest.
Most recently, the Grizzlies’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 94 points to the Mavericks.
The Suns will face the Grizzlies bringing in an overall record of 11-8 and a 2-1 record over their previous three games. The team is currently 6th in the Western Conference, and they are also 2nd in the Pacific division.
Phoenix possesses an ATS record of 9-10 for this season, including their ongoing two game losing streak against the spread. On the road, the Suns have an ATS record of 5-5 compared to a 4-5 record vs. the spread at home.
Against the Nuggets, the Suns had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 116.2 points per game. They scored 111 points and posted a field goal percentage of 46.4% in the game. Kevin Durant is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 31.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Devin Booker brings a PPG average of 27.3 into the game.
Phoenix’s defense is currently in line with the NBA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 113.5 points per game.
On two point field goal attempts, the Suns’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 52.8% and allowing 35.2% from beyond the arc.
Memphis’ season finished with a head-to-head record of 2-2 against the Phoenix Suns during the 2022-2023 season. The games between the two teams had an average combined scoring of 230.5 points. Additionally, in terms of against-the-spread (ATS) record, the Grizzlies also had a 2-2 record against the Suns during the same season.
Last season, the Grizzlies and Suns did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Suns have the leg up at 2-1. The Suns also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 220 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-2. The last three times, the Grizzlies have matched up against the Suns on the road, they are 2-1 vs. the spread.
How to Bet Suns vs. Grizzlies in Arizona
We’re putting our money on the Suns to win, and have the projected score sitting at 113-101. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Suns at -9.5. Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 220.5, and our model predicts the Grizzlies and Suns to score a combined 214 points. We recommend betting on the under.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Suns -9.5
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Under 220.5