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Suns vs Grizzlies NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Phoenix Suns at Memphis Grizzlies
- Where: Memphis at FedExForum
- Date: Tuesday, December 27th
- Betting Odds MEM -7, PHO +225 | MEM -284 O/U OFF
The Suns come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 19-15. So far, the team has gone 17-15-2 against the spread. Phoenix will take the court having lost 3 straight games. The team has an average scoring margin of -10.33 in these matchups.
Phoenix will be gunning to get in the win column vs the Grizzlies, as they previously lost to the Nuggets by a score of 128-125. However, because they entered as 4 point underdogs, they came away with an ATS win. Phoenix let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. In the loss, Landry Shamet led the team in scoring with 31 points on a field goal percentage of 50.0%.
So far, the Grizzlies have put together an overall record of 20-12, while going 15-15-2 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 1-2 vs the spread.
In their previous game, the Grizzlies were favored to win vs the Warriors. However, their 123-109 loss gave them both a straight up and ATS defeat. Memphis was not able to make a comeback in this matchup, as they went into the half down by 5. Leading the team in scoring was Ja Morant, as he contributed 36 points while hitting 51.7% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Suns averaged 115.33 points per game vs the Grizzlies. Similar to the Suns, the Grizzlies scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Phoenix, the team averaged 110.0 points per game. Across the last 5 matchups between the teams, Memphis has gone 3-2 vs the spread. However, the Suns actually have a positive scoring margin in these games at +3 points per game. In these contests, they averaged a combined 223 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Phoenix offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 8th ranked offense at 115.5 points per game. The Suns come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.1 made 3’s per game. One thing that could take the team’s offense to the next level is if they can begin to generate more opportunites at the free-throw line. So far, they are averaging just 16.5 made free-throws per game.
Against the Grizzlies, the Suns will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 9th ranked unit at 107.33 points per game.
Mikal Bridges is expected to play a key role in Phoenix’s scoring efforts against the Memphis today, as Devin Booker is unavailable. Booker is the team’s leading scorer this season with 27.1 points per game. Bridges is 2nd in scoring for the team with 15.7 points per game, which ranks him 83.0th in the NBA. In his 34 games, he has hit 46.4% of his field goal attempts and is grabbing 4.6 rebounds per game.
Through 32 games, Memphis is the 9th best scoring team at 115.5 points per game. For the season, the Grizzlies have been playing an up-tempo style of basketball as they sit 10th in the NBA in possessions per game.. Not only is the team ranked near the top of the leauge in possessions, but this fast-paced style has translated to an increased number of made shots, as they are 4th in the league in made field goals per game.
So far, the Grizzlies have played well defensively, as they are ranked 12th in the league at 109.93 points per contest.
On offense, Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies in scoring at 26.8 points per game, placing him 14th in the NBA. Overall, Morant has hit 45.3% of his shots while accounting for 22.6% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 20th in points allowed to point-guards. At 17.8 points per game, Dillon Brooks is the 2nd leading scorer for the Grizzlies. For the season, he is 265th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 41.1%.
Suns vs Grizzlies Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Grizzlies -7
- Free Total Prediction: Under OFF