Planning on watching today’s Grizzlies and Suns game? Catch the action at Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ, as the Suns hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on AZFa. The odds for this Western conference game currently have the Suns as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 229.5 points.
As the Grizzlies take on the Suns, they are the 13th seed in the West at 12-23. Memphis will look to pick up a win as 4-point underdogs.
So far, the Grizzlies have struggled on the road this season, going 9-10 compared to 3-13 at home. Memphis’ average scoring margin on the road is -4.6 points per game.
Against the spread, the Grizzlies are 11th in the West with a record of 14-21. When playing on the road, Memphis has gone 10-9 ATS for the season.
The over/under record in their games is 14-20-1. This season, 25 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s line of 229.5. On average, their games have finished with 220.9 points per contest.
Looking ahead to today’s game, Memphis will have Desmond Bane leading the team in scoring with 24.5 PPG. Jaren Jackson Jr. is also a key contributor, averaging 21.1 PPG. In their last game, Memphis put up 127 points against the Lakers, shooting 53.7% from the field and converting 16 of their 20 free throw attempts.
Coming into the game, the Grizzlies defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 42.9% of their games. Currently, they are 13th in the NBA at 113.4 points per game allowed. In their previous matchup vs. the Lakers, the Grizzlies’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 53% leading to 113 points.
With an overall record of 19-16, the Suns will look to pick up a win at home today as 4-point favorites over the Grizzlies. If they are able to cover the spread, they will improve their season-long ATS record to 14-22.
When playing at home, Phoenix has an average scoring margin of +2.1 points per game and are 11-10 this season at home. Against other teams in the Western Conference, the Suns are 12-12 compared to 7-4 in non-conference games.
Against the Grizzlies, the Suns will look to snap a two-game losing streak as the underdog. This season, they have been the favorite in 25 of their 35 games and have a scoring margin of +4.5 points per game as the favorite. Their record as the favorite is 16-9, and they have gone 9-16 ATS when favored.
In the Western Conference standings, the Suns are currently in 8th place and sit 3rd in the Pacific Division. Against the spread, Phoenix has covered the spread in five straight games coming into today’s matchup. The average over/under line in their games this season has been 229.2 points, and their OU record for the season is 19-16. In their previous games with higher over/under lines than 229.5, the Suns have gone 6-10.
In their most recent game, the Suns’ offense put up 113 points, which is right around their season average of 115.4. One thing the Suns offense has done well this year is getting to the line, as they are currently 4th in free-throw attempts per game. Overall, they are shooting 48% from the field.
At present, the Suns’ defense is ranked 14th, allowing 113.6 points per game. The Phoenix defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.4% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.5% of their field goal attempts vs. Phoenix.
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 3-0. The Suns also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 214 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-2. As the host vs. the Grizzlies, the Suns have gone 2-1 vs the spread.
How to Bet Suns vs. Grizzlies in Arizona
For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Suns to secure the win, with an expected final score of 113-106. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -4. Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 229.5, and our model predicts the Grizzlies and Suns to score a combined 219 points. We recommend betting on the under.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Suns -4
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Under 229.5