Grizzlies vs. Suns Pick
Which struggling team will pick up a win tonight when the Phoenix Suns host the Memphis Grizzlies at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Memphis is favored on the road, as the Grizzlies are getting odds of -1.5 points against the Suns. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 205.5 points. Memphis has won and covered in four of the last five meetings with Phoenix. Tonight’s game takes place from Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.
Memphis snapped a three-game losing streak with a 115-112 win over the Clippers on Saturday. The Grizz are 10-23 overall while just 10-21-2 against the spread. Memphis is 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games. Memphis is scoring just 97.1 points per game this year while giving up 101.3 per game on defense. Marc Gasol is averaging 18.9 points and 8.8 rebounds per game while Tyreke Evans is adding 18.8 points per contest. Mike Conley averaged 17.1 points per game before suffering an Achilles injury that has him out until early January.
The Suns are coming off a loss to the Timberwolves on Saturday but they have won three of their last five. Phoenix is now 12-23 overall and 17-17-1 against the spread. The Suns have covered in four of their last six as well. Phoenix is averaging 105.8 points per game on offense while allowing 112.8 per game on defense. Devin Booker is averaging 24.3 points per game to lead the Suns while TJ Warren is adding 19.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per contest.
Neither team inspires much confidence for this game, but the Grizzlies are a real mess against the spread and now find themselves as a road favorite. Memphis is 2-8-2 ATS in its last 12 conference games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 after a win. The Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 after a loss and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 Tuesday games. The public betting is with Phoenix tonight and I think the Suns cover as a small home underdog.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: PHOENIX SUNS +1.5