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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Phoenix Suns

January 7, 2024


The Memphis Grizzlies will travel to Phoenix, Arizona to face the Phoenix Suns at the Footprint Center with the game tipping off at 8:00 PM ET on Sunday night.



Memphis has struggled this season and has even struggled with the return of Ja Morant as they enter this game with the 3rd worst record in the Western Conference at 12-23, however, they have won two of their last three games including Friday’s 127-113 win on the road against the Los Angeles Lakers. 



The Grizzlies have been the worst team offensively in the NBA as they are averaging the fewest points per game with an average of 107.43 points per game, however, they have been a slightly above-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 113.43 points per game which ranks 13th in the league. Ja Morant is averaging 25.1 points and 8.1 assists per game since his return from suspension this season. The Grizzlies will look to build off the momentum following the win against the Lakers when they travel to face the Phoenix Suns.



The Phoenix Suns have been one of the more disappointing teams in the Western Conference this season as they enter this game with a record of 19-16 which puts them in 8th place in the Western Conference and have won five of their last six games including a 113-97 win at home against the Miami Heat on Friday. Phoenix has been a below-average team offensively this season as they enter this game averaging 115.37 points per game, however, they have been an above-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 113.6 points per game. 



Kevin Durant has missed the last three games for Phoenix, however, he leads the team in scoring and is 2nd on the team in rebounds and assists with an average of 29.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 6 assists per game. The Phoenix Suns will look to pick up their 6th win in their last seven games when they host the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night.



BookMaker has the Phoenix Suns listed as 6-point favorites at home against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night. Phoenix has won six of the last ten including the previous three meetings. The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last ten while the Suns are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Memphis Grizzlies are 14-21 ATS overall, 10-9 ATS on the road, and 9-14 ATS as an underdog this season while the Phoenix Suns are 13-21-1 ATS overall, 7-14 ATS at home, and 9-15-1 ATS as a favorite on the year.



Phoenix enters this game having won five of their last six games while Memphis has won two of their last three. The Suns have been the better team in the series, winning the previous three meetings while going 2-1 ATS in those contests. I look for those trends to continue which is why I am laying the points with the Phoenix Suns when they host the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night. 

Spooky Express Pick: Phoenix Suns -6