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NBA odds preview - Grizzlies vs. Suns

Memphis GrizzliesPhoenix Suns
Dec 12, 9:00 PM | US Airways Center

Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns Odds

14-4TEAM RECORD7-15

Phoenix will look to improve on its 7-15 record on Wednesday when they host Memphis in NBA odds action at US Airways Center.

The Suns bring a 7-15 record (6-15-1 ATS) to the battle against the 14-4 Grizzlies, who are 12-5-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Phoenix go 12-10 so far and the Grizzlies go 9-9. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Suns, currently No. 30 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Grizzlies, who rate No. 3 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 105-92 victory for the Grizzlies.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 26-rated squad against Memphis's No. 13-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 22 in the league with 6.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 with 5.7 per outing.

Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, giving up 93.9 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

The Grizzlies were a 93-83 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (176) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Grizzlies got 18 points from Marc Gasol, but it was Atlanta that prevailed in a 93-83 final on Saturday at FedExForum.

The Suns were a 98-90 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Magic. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (188) made winners of UNDER bettors. Phoenix got 17 points from Shannon Brown but lost anyway 98-90 against the Magic on Sunday at US Airways Center.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Denver are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Utah are 6-4
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Grizzlies at Suns trends to consider:
Memphis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Memphis is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 7 games on the road
Phoenix is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games at home
Phoenix is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 9 games when playing at home against Memphis

Next up:
Memphis at Denver, Friday, December 14
Phoenix home to Utah, Friday, December 14