A game featuring one of the NBA’s hottest squads and one that is sputtering will see the Memphis Grizzlies (29-13), winners of nine in a row, and 9-1 in their past 10 games, battle the Phoenix Suns (21-23), who’ve dropped two straight and are 2-8 in their past 10. The Grizzlies are 12.5-point favorites for this contest at FedExForum on January 16, 2023. The over/under in the matchup is 231.
How to bet Grizzlies vs. Suns
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Phoenix Suns Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 12.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Grizzlies as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Grizzlies have -716 odds to pick up the win, while the Suns are listed at +514 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 231 points.
Grizzlies vs. Suns Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, January 16, 2023
- Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT
- Location: Memphis, Tennessee
- Arena: FedExForum
Grizzlies vs. Suns Betting Trends
The Grizzlies are 21-18-3 against the spread this season. Memphis has been the favorite in 35 games this season and has come away with the win 28 times (80%) in those contests. Grizzlies games this year have gone over the total in 21 out of 44 opportunities (47.7%).
In the Suns’ 44 games this year, they have 21 wins against the spread. Phoenix has compiled a 5-12 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 29.4% of those games). Suns games this season have hit the over on 20 of 44 set point totals (45.5%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Jaren Jackson Jr.||26||16.5||6.8||1||1||3.2||1.5|
Grizzlies: John Konchar: Questionable (Illness), Ja Morant: Questionable (Hip), Danny Green: Out (Acl/Lcl)
Suns: Landry Shamet: Questionable (Hip), Chris Paul: Out (Hip), Cameron Payne: Out (Foot), Devin Booker: Out (Groin), Cameron Johnson: Out (Knee), Jae Crowder: Out (Not Injury Related)
What you need to know about the Memphis Grizzlies
With 117.1 points per game on offense, Memphis ranks sixth in the NBA. On defense, it allows 111.8 points per contest, which ranks 10th in the league. The Grizzlies are posting 119.5 points per game this season at home, which is 4.8 more points than they’re averaging on the road (114.7). The Grizzlies have been racking up 122.4 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little higher than the 117.1 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Memphis is 19th in the NBA with 11.5 threes per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 19th with a 34.9% shooting percentage from three-point land. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Grizzlies have taken 64.6% two-pointers (accounting for 73.8% of the team’s baskets) and 35.4% from beyond the arc (26.2%).
What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns
With 112.7 points scored per game and 111.6 points allowed, Phoenix is 18th in the NBA on offense and ninth on defense. At home the Suns are scoring 114.2 points per game, 2.8 more than they are averaging on the road (111.4). While the Suns are posting 112.7 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that over their past 10 games, amassing 103.4 points per contest.
Beyond the arc, Phoenix is eighth in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (12.9). It is third-best in 3-point percentage at 38.6%. The Suns take 37.3% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 31% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they attempt 62.7% of their shots, with 69% of their makes coming from there.
Our pick to win this contest is the Grizzlies, and we predict that Suns will cover the spread (Grizzlies -12.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 231 points.
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