Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns betting tips and predictions for Monday’s game in the NBA. After losing on Christmas Day, the Phoenix Suns look to get back on track as they host the Memphis Grizzlies. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The Memphis Grizzlies managed to end a 3-game losing streak with a 127-102 win at Sacramento last night. Desmond Bane scored 28, while Jaren Jackson Jr. added 21 for the Grizzlies who beat the Kings for the 2nd time in 10 days. Ja Morant also played, he finished with 18 points and 9 assists as Memphis won their 1st game since he came back to the line-up following a long layoff. As far as health and safety protocols go, the Grizzlies should get majority of their players back for this one. Brooks, Melton, Culver and Pons have all been upgraded to questionable here, so there’s a good chance they could be cleared to play. Memphis has dealt well with the covid outbreak, they are 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 on the road. They like playing teams from the Western Conference for some reason, in the last 13 such games they are 9-4 SU.
Phoenix is the exact opposite of that. They’ve covered in only 2 of their last 7 vs Western Conference teams, however playing at home here will be an encouraging factor as they’ve won 15 of their last 16 at the Footprint Center. In the 9 point loss vs Golden State they struggled to contain Curry who dropped 33 on them. Offensively they played an okay game with 5 players scoring in double figures, however Devin Booker was a big disappointment as he finished with just 13 on the night on 5-for-19 shooting. When a 36-year old Chris Paul leads you in scoring, that means something isn’t right. As good as the Suns have been this year, covering at home has been a problem. In 18 games they are just 9-9 ATS, mainly because the oddsmakers favor them by a ton of points in most games.
That’s exactly the case here tonight – Phoenix is favored by 8 points here. They did beat the Grizzlies by 25 points in the earlier meeting this season, but Memphis has gotten so much better since then. They are 10-5 ATS in 15 road games this season and with a healthy roster I think they get the job done here as well. Back the Grizz and the extra points.
Phoenix Suns – Memphis Grizzlies Predictions & Odds
Memphis +8 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
If you like betting on this match-up, then you love low scoring games. The under has cashed in 8 of the last 10 meetings, including in 2 of the last 3 most recent games. Memphis road games tend to go in that direction quite a lot lately, that has happened in 6 of the last 7 on the road in Phoenix and for the season they are 6-8-1 on the O/U away from home. Both teams like to take pride in playing good defense this season. The Suns are holding teams to just 102.3 points per game in their last 3, that number is also a bit inflated with the score against Golden State. Memphis is slightly worse at 105.7 per game in their last 3, so if both defenses stay on point we’ll be in for a slow paced game here. In the game played earlier this season we saw only 213 points scored, I think tonight’s game could finish around that same number. Back the under in this one.
Under 219 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365