Phoenix Suns vs. Memphis Grizzlies Odds & Pick ATS

by | Apr 1, 2022 | nba

Phoenix Suns (62-14 SU, 42-34-0 ATS) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (54-23 SU, 50-27-0 ATS)

When: Friday April 01 2022, 08:00 PM (ET)

Where: FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennesee

TV: BSAZ

Point Spread: PHX -7.5/MEM +7.5 (Opened PHX -2 at Bovada - They give you a 50% real cash bonus and have the BEST live betting platform on the web!)

Total: 229 (Opened at 227.5)

Money Line: Phoenix Suns -306/Memphis Grizzlies 244

Power Rating: PHX -4

Probable Starting Lineups

Phoenix Suns PG Chris Paul, SG Devin Booker, SF Mikal Bridges, PF Jae Crowder, C Deandre Ayton

Memphis Grizzlies PG De’Anthony Melton, SG Ziaire Williams, SF Dillon Brooks, PF Kyle Anderson, C Xavier Tillman

Key Injuries

Phoenix Suns
Cameron Johnson: Quadricep (PROBABLE)
JaVale McGee: Illness (PROBABLE)
Frank Kaminsky: Knee (OUT)
Gabriel Lundberg: Personal (OUT)
Dario Saric: Knee (OUT)

Memphis Grizzlies
Steven Adams: Calf (DOUBTFUL)
Desmond Bane: Ankle (DOUBTFUL)
Jaren Jackson Jr.: Thigh (DOUBTFUL)
Tyus Jones: Hand (DOUBTFUL)
Killian Tillie: Knee (OUT)
Ja Morant: Knee (OUT)

The Memphis Grizzlies host the Phoenix Suns in a Western-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 08:00 PM ET at the FedEx Forum.

Recent Form

The Phoenix Suns come into this game with an overall record of 62-14, placing them 1st in the Western Conference. So far, Phoenix is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 31-6. Over their last five games, the Suns have played well, picking up 5 wins. During this stretch, Phoenix is averaging 123.0 points per game, 8.0 points more than their season average of 115.2. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 110.0 points per contest. Even though Phoenix has been picking up wins, their opponents have had no trouble scoring the ball, averaging 115.0 points per game, up from the Suns’ usual rate of 106.8. In the Phoenix Suns’ most recent game, Phoenix took down Golden State by a score of 107-103

The Memphis Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 54-23, placing them 2nd in the Western Conference. So far, Memphis is above .500 at home, holding a record of 28-10. The Grizzlies have played well over their last five games, picking up 5 wins. During this stretch, Memphis is averaging 125.0 points per game, 10.0 points more than their season average of 115.4. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 111.0 points per contest. The Grizzlies have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 106.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 109.1. In the Memphis Grizzlies’ most recent game, Memphis took down San Antonio by a score of 112-111.

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Individual Player Analysis

As Phoenix travels to take on the Memphis Grizzlies, the Suns’ leading scorer is Devin Booker. Through 72 games, Booker is averaging 26 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 49.0% of his games. As Booker gets set to take on the Grizzlies, he could be in line for a big game as Memphis is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 53.85% of their games. This figure places them 27th among NBA defenses. On the other side, due to injuries, Memphis will be looking for Dillon Brooks to carry the scoring load. On the season, Brooks is averaging 18 points per game on 43% shooting. However, if he hopes to add to this total, Brooks will need to do so against a Suns defense that has been tough on their opponent’s top scorers. So far, leading scores have surpassed their season average at a rate of just 42.19%. This figure is good for a rank of 5th in the league.

Matchup Analysis

Heading into this matchup, the Phoenix Suns are the more efficient team on both ends of the court. This scenario has taken place in 32 of Phoenix’s 36 games, leading to a winning percentage of 91%. So far, the Memphis Grizzlies have played 36 games as the inferior offensive and defensive unit. In these instances, they have lost 36 times, by an average margin of -13.0 points.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies have met up for 2 games. In their last meeting, Memphis picked up a 114-113 win.

How the Public is Betting the Suns vs Grizzlies

67% are betting the Suns against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 230.0

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • Suns are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
  • Grizzlies are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
  • Grizzlies are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

In what could be a preview of the Western Conference Finals, the Phoenix Suns travel to take on the Memphis Grizzlies. However, this meeting has lost a little of its luster, as Memphis will be without Ja Morant and have Jaren Jackson Jr, Desmond Bane, and Steven Adams all listed as doubtful. With the news of this report, the betting line jumped from Phoenix opening as 2 point favorites up to -7. Even though the Grizzlies have shown the ability to win without Morant, I don’t see this happening tonight and recommend taking the Suns to cover on the road. Urgent Note! Betnow’s 100% real cash bonus up to $1000 is going away in a few days! Grab it before the opportunity disappears!