The Phoenix Suns (9-6) travel to face off against the Memphis Grizzlies (3-11) on Friday, November 24th. This game will be played at FedExForum in FedExForum and televised on NBA. The Suns are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Grizzlies are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Warriors. Tip-off is set for 5:00 ET.
The Suns Are Coming Off A Win
The Suns notched a win against the Warriors in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 123-115. In addition to their straight-up win, the Suns also covered the spread as -2.5-point favorites. The over/under line entering this matchup was 233 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Suns is focused on adding to their five game winning streak, with an overall record of 9-6. On the road, the Suns have gone 5-2 so far this season compared to their 4-4 mark at home.
Phoenix comes in with an overall ATS record of 7-8 so far this season. In their last three road games, Phoenix has been unable to cover the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 3-4 on the road as opposed to 4-4 at home.
The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Grizzlies fell to the Rockets by a score of 111-91. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Grizzlies couldn’t cover the spread as +5 point underdogs. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 202 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 212.5.
The Grizzlies will face the Suns bringing in an overall record of 3-11 and a 0-3 record over their previous three games. The team currently sits 14th in the Western Conference and 4th place in the Southwest division.
Memphis currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 5-9 at this point. As the favorite this season, Memphis is 2-5 vs. the spread while going 3-4 as the underdog.
Suns Offense Breakdown
For the season, the Phoenix offense is the 7th ranked unit in the NBA, at 117.7 points per contest. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Suns are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.1 per contest. Not only does the team’s offense play at a slower pace, but they their overall lack of efficiency has them ranked 20th in made field goals per game.
Grizzlies Offense Breakdown
Memphis has recorded an average of 107.4 points per game (28th) throughout 14 games games. The Grizzlies come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.6 made 3’s per game. Despite shooting the ball well from outside, Memphis has not done a good job taking care of the ball. So far, they are averaging 13.4 turnovers per game.
Suns Team Defense
So far, the Suns’ defense is ranked 19th in the league at 114.9 points per contest.
Inside the arc, the Suns defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 51.9% and 35.1% from three-point territory.
Grizzlies Team Defense
The Grizzlies’ defense is presently ranked 17th in the league, allowing an average of 114.0 points per contest.
Opponents are hitting 51.2% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 40.8% of their three-point attempts.
Key Players For The Suns And Grizzlies
In today’s game, we anticipate Kevin Durant leading the scoring for the Suns, contributing 21 points while shooting 8/13 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 31.4 points per game, along with 7.1 rebounds.
As for Memphis, Desmond Bane is projected to be the primary scorer for the Grizzlies. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 20, and adding 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 45.7% and is averaging 25.6 points per contest.
Suns vs Grizzlies Trends
- Across the Suns last five road games, the team averaged 121 points per game while allowing 119. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-4, while going 4-1 straight-up.
- When looking at their past three home matchups, Memphis has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 106 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
- As the betting underdog, the Grizzlies have an ATS mark of just 3-7 in their last ten games. Memphis posted a straight up mark of 1-9 in these matchups.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Suns have gone 4-6 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 7-3.
We’re calling a win for the Suns, with a final score of 116-101, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Suns at -7.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 223.5 and given that our model is projecting 217 points between the teams, we like the under.
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