Suns vs. Grizzlies NBA Odds and Preview – April 1st, 2022

The Phoenix Suns pay a visit to the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum on Friday night. The series is an even 1-1 between the two teams in the regular season. Memphis pulled off a nail-biting 114-113 victory after a 25-point blowout defeat to Phoenix last November. The Grizzlies clinched the Southwest Division and are well ahead of the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference, the Dallas Mavericks. Meanwhile, the Suns also have a comfortable eight-win lead over the Grizzlies in the overall standings.

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Suns vs. Grizzlies Game Information

Why Bet on the Phoenix Suns?

There seems to be no sign of slowing down for the Suns team. Phoenix is now 62-14 with six remaining games before the postseason takes off, leaving enough time for the squad to break the 62-20 season record. The team has a healthy core team with Chris Paul on point. Role players Cameron Johnson and JaVale McGee are expected to have their status announced before game time.

The Suns are right behind the Grizzlies in points at 115.2 per game. But, the side showcases better shooting numbers. The team holds the league-high in shooting at 48.7%. Additionally, Phoenix holds two top-four records that feature a 55.2% two-point and 36.8% three-point shooting.

Head coach Monty Williams made sure that his team remained effective on both ends of the floor. On defense, the Suns keep teams to 106.8 points (seventh) per game. They have impressive shooting defense that keeps teams to 50.9% two-point (third) and 33.8% three-point (third) shooting. Although they remain behind in total rebounds per game, the Suns have better defensive rebounding numbers. The team averages 35.6 defensive boards (fourth) in 76 games.

Why Bet on the Memphis Grizzlies?

The Grizzlies are riding a long-winded win streak of six-straight victories. They pulled off wins against the Warriors, Bucks, and the Nets during the run. The team has been in top form recently despite not having Ja Morant on the floor for 20 games. Surprisingly, the squad achieved an 18-2 record without Ja. The star guard is expected to sit out the first week of April, leaving second-choice guard Tyus Jones facilitating the floor. Core players Desmond Bane, Jaren Jakcson Jr., and Steven Adams remain on the day-to-day list, but if the three suit up for the game, we expect the lineup to remain competitive against a stacked Suns team.

Memphis leads the league in points at 115.4 per game. Their shooting statistics still need to ramp up before it can keep with what the Suns produced in the season. However, the team proved that it has enough firepower to keep up with the best of the best. The Grizzlies average 46.2% shooting, highlighting 52.1% (23rd) from the two-point and 35.0% from the three-point range (19th).

Defensively, the Grizzlies register better numbers. They hold teams to 109.1 points (12th) per game on 45.2% shooting (seventh). Memphis has tight interior defense and maintains a 51.7% opponent two-point shooting (sixth).

Suns vs. Grizzlies Betting Trends

  • The Suns are 5-0 in their last five road games (3-2 ATS).
  • The Suns are 3-2 in their last five road games against the Grizzlies (3-2 ATS).
  • The totals have gone under in four of the Suns’ last five games against the Grizzlies.
  • The Grizzlies are 5-0 in their last five games at FedExForum (4-1 ATS).
  • The Grizzlies are 6-4 in their last ten games against the Suns (6-4 ATS).
  • The totals have gone over in four of the Grizzlies’ last ten home games against the Suns.

Suns vs. Grizzlies Expert Betting Prediction

The Grizzlies will again be without Ja Morant for this one, while the Suns retain a solid starting five. Both teams are on fire coming into this game. On paper, the Suns have the advantage with a healthy starting lineup primed and ready to play. But, never underestimate this Grizzlies lineup without Ja Morant. They are competent enough to cover the spread. Having a home advantage also plays a huge boost to the side as they try to close down on the Suns. We expect nothing but quality basketball coming from both sides and a game that can go down the wire.

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