Grizzlies vs Suns Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Tuesday, December 27, 2022

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The high-powered offense of the Phoenix Suns (19-15) will have their work cut out when they meet the solid defense of the Memphis Grizzlies (20-12) on December 27, 2022 at FedExForum. The Grizzlies are eight-point favorites. The point total in this game is set at 224.5.

How to bet Grizzlies vs. Suns

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Phoenix Suns Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with sportsbooks listing the Grizzlies as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Grizzlies have -331 odds to pick up the win, while the Suns are listed at +263 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 224.5 points.

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Grizzlies vs. Suns Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, December 27, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSSE
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Arena: FedExForum

Grizzlies vs. Suns Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Grizzlies are 15-14-3 this season. Memphis has been victorious in 19, or 76%, of the 25 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Grizzlies games this year have hit the over on 15 of 34 set point totals.

The Suns are 18-16-0 against the spread this year. Phoenix has gone 3-5 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 37.5% of those games). The Suns have hit the over 47.1% of the time this year (16 of 34 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Grizzlies

Grizzlies Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ja Morant 27 26.8 6.4 7.9 1.0 0.2 1.7
Desmond Bane 14 23.0 4.6 4.2 0.6 0.3 3.4
Dillon Brooks 29 17.8 3.7 2.8 0.9 0.1 2.3
Jaren Jackson Jr. 16 16.6 6.0 0.6 1.0 3.1 1.6
Tyus Jones 32 10.5 2.3 4.6 0.8 0.1 1.5

Suns

Suns Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Deandre Ayton 30 17.8 9.7 1.9 0.5 0.8 0.2
Mikal Bridges 34 15.7 4.6 3.0 1.1 0.9 1.8
Chris Paul 20 12.3 4.6 9.1 1.5 0.3 1.4
Damion Lee 34 8.5 3.4 1.2 0.4 0.1 1.9
Torrey Craig 31 8.4 5.3 1.6 0.8 0.6 1.4
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Grizzlies: Danny Green: Out (Acl/Lcl)

Suns: Landry Shamet: Out (Achilles), Devin Booker: Out (Groin), Cameron Payne: Out (Foot), Cameron Johnson: Out (Knee), Jae Crowder: Out (Not Injury Related)

What you need to know about the Memphis Grizzlies

With 115.5 points per game on offense, Memphis is eighth in the NBA. At the other end of the court, it surrenders 111.3 points per contest, which ranks eighth in the league. Offensively the Grizzlies have played better at home this year, putting up 119.3 points per game, compared to 112.1 per game in road games. The Grizzlies have been putting up 116.4 points per game in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little higher than the 115.5 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

Memphis ranks 14th in the NBA with 11.7 threes per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 18th with a 34.7% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. Of the shots attempted by the Grizzlies in 2022-23, 63.5% of them have been two-pointers (72.9% of the team’s made baskets) and 36.5% have been from beyond the arc (27.1%).

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What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns

Phoenix scores 115.5 points per game and give up 111.6, ranking them eighth in the league offensively and 10th defensively. The Suns are scoring more points at home (116.0 per game) than away (114.8). The Suns are averaging 113.0 points per game over their previous 10 games, which is 2.5 fewer points than their average for the season (115.5).

Beyond the arc, Phoenix is seventh in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (13.1). It is seventh in 3-point percentage at 37.8%. The Suns take 38% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 30.6% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they take 62% of their shots, with 69.4% of their makes coming from there.

Our pick to win this game is the Grizzlies, and we expect that Suns will cover the spread (Grizzlies -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 224.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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