Phoenix Suns vs Memphis Grizzlies betting tips and predictions for Friday’s NBA game. The Suns put their 6-game win streak on the line as they travel to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Phoenix is now up to 3rd in the Western Conference following their latest 119-109 home win over Portland. Frank Kaminsky, out of all people, had a career-night with 31 points off the bench as every single Sun who entered the game scored. Going on a 6-game winning streak is impressive, but if we look at the teams they’ve beaten (Cleveland, New Orleans, Houston and Sacramento) one could argue none of those are on the level of last year’s NBA Finalists anyway. Games like tonight’s against the Grizzlies and Ja Morant are real tests, so let’s see if the Suns can maintain their perfect record covering the spread over the last five games.
Speaking of good records against the spread, the Memphis Grizzlies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against Western Conference teams. If that in itself isn’t enough of a warning sign for the Suns, they should also look at the head-to-head record where Memphis holds the edge with 6 wins in the last 10 meetings. Ja Morant and co. are coming off a disappointing loss though, they dropped a bunny at home to the Charlotte Hornets and now have to bounce back against one of the elite teams in the league. They’ve been having issues with consistency lately having split their last 10 games. Playing on 1 day of rest hasn’t been kind to this team, they are just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 such games.
Six players scored in double figures for the Suns in their last game, led by a bench player who had 31. That just shows how elite this team is when it comes to that end of the court and going up against the 29th ranked defense in the NBA, I am really liking their chances. Look for the Suns to continue their hot streak.
Memphis Grizzlies – Phoenix Suns Odds
Memphis Grizzlies – Phoenix Suns Prediction
Suns +1.5 Point Spread available on bet365 at -110 odds
So the Grizzlies have the 2nd worst defense in the NBA in these categories – defending the three point line, opponent shooting percentage from the field and points allowed per game. They are also ranked 28th in defensive efficiency allowing 110.4 points per 100 possessions and they allow the 7th highest average of points per game at home. Phoenix hasn’t been all that good either at defending, they allow 111 points per game which puts them 5th overall in the NBA. On the road that number goes slightly down to 109.7 per game, but it’s still very high. With the way they’ve been playing during this hot streak I wouldn’t be surprised if they ended tonight’s game somewhere in the 120s. The Grizzlies defense has allowed 118 points in consecutive games, it’s going to be a struggle for them. Back the Over.
Over 220.5 Total Points available at -110 odds on bet365