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April 11, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

Phoenix Suns vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds

30-27TEAM RECORD33-23

Phoenix travels to Memphis on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 30-27 mark with a victory over the Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies are 33-23 so far on the season, and 27-29 ATS vs. the number. The Suns, meanwhile, are 30-27 and 31-26 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Memphis go 21-35 and the Suns go 21-34-2 on the totals.

View Phoenix vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 5.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 195 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Grizzlies sit at No. 12 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Suns are at No. 20 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Grizzlies will win this game 98-96.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 95 PPG, against a Suns defense that ranks No. 20 at 97.5 PPG. The Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, less than the Suns shooters have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 98.9 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.

Phoenix was a 114-90 winner in its last match on the road against the Timberwolves. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 204 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The battle between the Suns and Timberwolves didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Minnesota was handed a 114-90 defeat on Monday at Target Center.

Memphis won its last outing, a 94-85 result against the Clippers on April 9. The Grizzlies covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 179 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Memphis earned a 94-85 victory over Los Angeles on Monday, getting 18 points from Marc Gasol at FedExForum.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Suns at Grizzlies trends to consider:
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games at home
Memphis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Phoenix at Houston, Friday, April 13
Memphis at San Antonio, Thursday, April 12

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