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Grizzlies vs Suns NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Memphis Grizzlies at Phoenix Suns
- Where: Phoenix at Footprint Center
- Date: Sunday, January 22nd
- Betting Odds PHO +8.5, MEM -413 | PHO +317 O/U OFF
The Grizzlies come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 31-14. So far, the team has gone 22-21-2 against the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 1-2 vs the spread.
In their previous game, the Grizzlies were favored to win vs the Lakers. However, their 122-121 loss, gave them both a straight up and ATS loss. Memphis let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. In the loss, Ja Morant led the team in scoring with 22 points on a field goal percentage of 31.0%.
So far, the Suns have put together an overall record of 23-24, while going 23-22-2 vs the spread. Phoenix comes into the game having rattled off 2 straight wins. In these victories, the team has an average scoring margin of 5.0 points per game
The Suns will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Pacers by a score of 112-107. Heading into the game, they were 3 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Phoenix went into halftime with a narrow 2 point lead before being able to slightly add to that margin by the games end. In the win, Josh Okogie led the team in scoring with 24 points on a field goal percentage of 54.5%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Grizzlies averaged 110.0 points per game vs the Suns. Just like the Grizzlies, the Suns maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 115.33 points per game vs Memphis. Over the last 5 head to head meetings, the Grizzlies have averaged 121 points per game compared to 111 for Phoenix. This has led to an ATS record of 4-1 for Memphis. A combined average of 232 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 4-1.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Grizzlies come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 117.6 points per game (4th). Coming into today’s game, the Grizzlies will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.5 made 3’s per game. Memphis appears to be a candidate to have some offensive regression as not only are they a below average outside shooting unit, but they are generating free-throws at a rate below the NBA average.
Defensively, the Grizzlies are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 109.93 points per contest (12th).
On offense, Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies in scoring at 27.2 points per game, placing him 12th in the NBA. Overall, Morant has hit 46.3% of his shots while accounting for 22.5% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 23rd in points allowed to point-guards. At 16.1 points per game, Dillon Brooks is the 2nd leading scorer for the Grizzlies. For the season, he is 331st in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 39.8%.
The Suns come into today’s game as the 20th ranked scoring offense at 112.7 points per game. So far, the Suns are averaging 97.8 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Even though the Suns are one of the more efficient 3-point shooting teams in the NBA at 38.4%, their slower-style of play may be holding back the team’s offense from fully taking off.
So far, the Suns have played well defensively, as they are ranked 9th in the league at 107.33 points per contest.
Phoenix will be counting Mikal Bridges to put together a strong scoring performance vs the Memphis, as Devin Booker has been ruled out for today’s game. So far, Booker leads the team in scoring at 27.1 points per game. Bridges is 2nd on the team at 16.2 points per contest, which sits 80.0th in the NBA. In his 47 games, he has hit 46.1% of his field goal attempts, and is grabbing 4.5 rebounds per game.
Grizzlies vs Suns Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Grizzlies -8.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over OFF
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