Grizzlies vs. Suns NBA Prediction
The Grizzlies and Suns will meet in Phoenix on Monday night where Phoenix is listed as a 7-point home favorite and the total sits at 228 points. What’s the best play when it comes to this matchup?
513 Memphis Grizzlies (+7) at 514 Phoenix Suns (-7); o/u 228
10:00 p.m. ET, Monday, March 15, 2021
Venue: PHX Arena, Phoenix, AZ
Memphis Grizzlies DFS Spin
Ja Morant recorded a stat line of 22 points (7-of-15 FGs, 7-of-8 FTs), one rebound, seven assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes during Sunday’s loss to the Thunder. After shooting 5-of-16 from the field and turning the ball over five times in Friday’s loss to the Nuggets, Morant was a bit better Sunday afternoon. The improvement wasn’t enough to get the win, but the second-year point guard has now scored 20 or more in four of his last five games. Fantasy-wise this season has been a bit of a disappointment for Morant, who still sits well outside of the top-100 in 9-cat formats. Taking better care of the basketball is the requirement if he’s to change that, as Morant is averaging 3.4 per game on the season.
Phoenix Suns DFS Spin
Deandre Ayton double-doubled on Saturday with 14 points and 12 rebounds (four offensive) in 29 minutes vs. the visiting Pacers. Ayton filled out his line with two blocks, one assist and one steal. He made 7-of-10 field goals but was 0-of-2 at the line, and coach Monty Williams kept him on the bench down the stretch tonight with Dario Saric playing center. The obstacles for Ayton's fantasy value include paltry blocks (1.1), steals (0.3) and assists (1.6), and even a lack of 3-point range. It doesn't help that Ayton's 19.1% usage is lower than guys like P.J. Washington, Serge Ibaka and Thaddeus Young.
Grizzlies vs. Suns Betting Prediction
The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams and is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Phoenix. The under is also 6-0 in the Grizzlies’ last six games as an underdog, is 7-2 in their last nine games overall and is 6-2 in their last eight games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. On the other side, the under is 4-1 in the Suns’ last five games following an ATS loss and is 8-2 in their last 10 games coming off a loss of more than 10 points.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: GRIZZLIES/SUNS UNDER 228