The Footprint Center plays host to a matchup between the Phoenix Suns (23-24) and the Memphis Grizzlies (31-14) on Sunday. The Phoenix Suns hold the tenth seed in the Western Conference after winning 23 of their 47 games, while 31 wins in 45 matches leave the Memphis Grizzlies with the second seed in the Western Conference. The two teams match up for the fourth and final time this season, with the Memphis Grizzlies leading the series 2-1.
Phoenix Suns VS Memphis Grizzlies Betting expert picks
Phoenix Suns VS Memphis Grizzlies Moneyline
Take the Memphis Grizzlies to win (1.28) for the outright win on the moneyline.
The Phoenix Suns may be on a 2-0 SU run and 16-7 SU at home, but they’re still missing key players. The Memphis Grizzlies are 4-1 SU in recent matchups against the home team, and while they lost their last game, they’re still on a 9-1 SU run and 15-11 SU against Western Conference opponents.
Phoenix Suns VS Memphis Grizzlies Spread
Take the Memphis Grizzlies -8.0 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The Memphis Grizzlies open as the 8.0-point favorites over the Phoenix Suns on the NBA betting lines at AZ sportsbooks. The visitors are 4-1 ATS in recent matchups in this series. In the last ten meetings, the average points margin between these two sides was 16.9 points.
The Phoenix Suns have covered the spread in four of their last six games, but are only 2-6 ATS against Southwest Division opponents recently. The hosts are also 4-6 ATS in the past ten home games and 5-5 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The Memphis Grizzlies, on the other hand, have covered the spread in four of their last five games on the road. This run has improved the away team’s record for the past 10 road games to 6-4 ATS. They are also 5-1 ATS in their most recent matches on the road against the Phoenix Suns.
Phoenix Suns VS Memphis Grizzlies Total
Take the Total under 226.5 (1.91) for the best over/under bet
There was an average of 225.7 points scored in the previous ten clashes between the Phoenix Suns and the Memphis Grizzlies. In their three encounters this season, the total went over twice and under once.
The total has averaged 216.1 points in the Phoenix Suns’ ten most recent games, as well as 216.6 points in their last five at home. Looking back on the last five games on home soil for the Phoenix Suns, the total went over once. They are 4-6 against the total overall from their previous ten matches.
Meanwhile, the total has gone over in four of the last five games for the Memphis Grizzlies. Over was a winning bet three times in the past five road games for the Memphis Grizzlies, who are 7-2 against the total in their last 10 home and away games combined.
Phoenix Suns VS Memphis Grizzlies Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Memphis Grizzlies (-351) | Phoenix Suns (+275)
- Against the spread (ATS): Memphis Grizzlies -8.0 (-110) | Phoenix Suns +8.0 (-110)
Phoenix Suns Form
The Phoenix Suns improved their regular season record to 23-24 on Saturday by beating the Indiana Pacers 112-107. It was their second straight win. They’ve now gone 3-7 in their past ten matches and 2-3 in the last five at home.
The Phoenix Suns average 112 points per contest, putting them near the middle of the pack among NBA teams for most points. Defensively, the home team has restricted opponents to 109.2 points at Footprint Center this season and 112.0 points in all games.
After making the Conference semi-finals last year, the Phoenix Suns are in the hunt for another playoff run. The 23-24 hosts may be below .500, but they hold the 10th and final seed for the Western Conference’s Play-In Tournament. They’re also fourth in the Pacific Division.
The Phoenix Suns have 6 players injured for the upcoming match in Chris Paul, Cameron Payne, Devin Booker, Landry Shamet, Josh Okogie, and DeAndre Ayton.
Memphis Grizzlies Form
The Memphis Grizzlies hope to get back on track after suffering a setback last time out, losing 122-121 against the LA Lakers. Form has looked good though, with four wins in five matches. Their overall record for the past 10 games is 9-1.
The Memphis Grizzlies rank eighth in the NBA’s offensive rating. Entering Sunday’s matchup, they’ve averaged 117.6 points per game and 124.0 in the last three. The away team’s defense tops the league’s defensive rating and has limited opponents to 111.9 points per game.
Last season’s Conference semi-finalists are bang on course for another playoff run. 45 games into their regular season, they’re second in the Western Conference with a 31-14 record and sit first in the Southwest Division.
Danny Green is the only reported injury concern the Memphis Grizzlies have going into their latest match.
Phoenix Suns VS Memphis Grizzlies H2H history
The Memphis Grizzlies bagged a 136-106 win over the Phoenix Suns in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the FedExForum in January 2023. This might well be one road trip the Memphis Grizzlies are looking forward to, as the past ten rounds of this series make good reading for the away team. Victory has gone their way six times, while the Phoenix Suns came out on top four times.
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Phoenix Suns managed 114 points on average per game, while the Memphis Grizzlies put 111.7 points on board.