Grizzlies vs Suns Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, December 23, 2022

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The Memphis Grizzlies (19-11) visit the Phoenix Suns (19-13) on December 23, 2022 at Footprint Center. The Grizzlies are favorites, by 2.5 points, in a matchup pitting one of the league’s top defensive teams (the Grizzlies) versus one of the best offensive squads (the Suns). The point total for the contest is 226.5.

How to bet Grizzlies vs. Suns

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Phoenix Suns Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Grizzlies as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Grizzlies have -142 odds to pick up the win, while the Suns are listed at +120 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 226.5 points.

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Grizzlies vs. Suns Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, December 23, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Arena: Footprint Center

Grizzlies vs. Suns Betting Trends

In the Grizzlies’ 30 games this season, they have 14 wins against the spread. Memphis has been the favorite in 23 games this season and has come away with the win 18 times (78.3%) in those contests. The Grizzlies have hit the over in 46.9% of their opportunities this year (15 times in 32 games with a set point total).

The Suns are 17-15-0 against the spread this year. Phoenix has won three of the six games it was the moneyline underdog this season (50%). Suns games this season have hit the over on 15 of 32 set point totals (46.9%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Grizzlies

Grizzlies Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ja Morant 25 27 6.4 7.8 1.1 0.2 1.8
Desmond Bane 12 24.7 4.9 4.8 0.6 0.3 3.8
Dillon Brooks 27 18 3.8 2.9 0.9 0.1 2.4
Jaren Jackson Jr. 14 16.4 6 0.6 1 3.2 1.7
Tyus Jones 30 10.7 2.3 4.6 0.8 0.1 1.6

Suns

Suns Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Deandre Ayton 28 17.6 9.7 2 0.5 0.8 0.2
Mikal Bridges 32 16.1 4.8 3 1.2 0.8 1.9
Chris Paul 18 12.1 4.8 9.1 1.6 0.2 1.6
Landry Shamet 23 8.2 1.1 1.8 0.7 0.2 1.8
Torrey Craig 29 8.2 5.3 1.6 0.7 0.7 1.3
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Grizzlies: Desmond Bane: Questionable (Toe), Danny Green: Out (Acl/Lcl)

Suns: Jock Landale: Questionable (Concussion), Josh Okogie: Questionable (Concussion), 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

So far this year, Memphis is posting 115.4 points per game (seventh-ranked in NBA) and giving up 111.2 points per contest (ninth-ranked). Offensively the Grizzlies have played better when playing at home this season, putting up 119.3 points per game, compared to 111.5 per game in road games. On the offensive side of the ball, the Grizzlies have had a tough time putting the ball in the basket over their last 10 games, scoring 114.8 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 115.4 they’ve put up over the course of this season.

Memphis ranks 13th in the NBA with 11.9 three-pointers per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 17th with a 35.2% shooting percentage from downtown. Of the shots taken by the Grizzlies in 2022-23, 63.3% of them have been two-pointers (72.3% of the team’s made baskets) and 36.7% have been threes (27.7%).

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What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns

In 2022-23, Phoenix is sixth in the league offensively (115.7 points scored per game) and seventh on defense (110.7 points allowed). The Suns are scoring more points at home (116.9 per game) than away (114.1). Over their last 10 games, the Suns are compiling 114.9 points per contest, compared to their season average of 115.7.

In 2022-23, Phoenix is seventh in the NBA in 3-point makes (13.2 per game) and sixth in 3-point percentage (37.9%). The Suns take 62% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 38% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 69.4% of the Suns’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 30.6% are 3-pointers.

Our prediction to win this contest is the Suns, and we predict that Suns will cover the spread (Grizzlies -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 226.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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