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Grizzlies home to Suns in NBA betting action

Phoenix SunsMemphis Grizzlies
21-13January 10, 2014, 08:00 | FedExForum15-19

The Grizzlies will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Suns at FedExForum in NBA wagering action.

The Grizzlies bring a 15-19 record (13-20-1 ATS) to the battle against the 21-13 Suns, who are 23-9-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Memphis go 19-15 so far and the Suns go 17-17. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Phoenix Suns vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Suns before tip-off in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 196.5 at TopBet.

The Grizzlies - Suns odds would favor the Suns if the lines were set according to power ranks. Memphis is rated No. 14 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Suns sit at No. 5. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 95-91 win for the Suns.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 104-103 winner as they battled the Timberwolves on the road. The Suns covered in the match as an 8-point underdog, while 207 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Minnesota was scorched by Goran Dragic for 26 points as the Suns defated the Timberwolves 104-103 in NBA action on Wednesday.

In their last action, Memphis was a 110-108 loser at home against the Spurs. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (218) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Memphis got 30 points from Mike Conley en route to a 110-108 loss at the hands of Memphis on Tuesday at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 96.09 PPG, against a Suns defense that ranks No. 14 at 100.29 PPG. The Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 45.25% so far, less than the Suns shooters have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.

A few Suns at Grizzlies trends to consider:
Phoenix is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games
Phoenix is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Phoenix's last 8 games
Phoenix is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Memphis is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games
Memphis is 5-15-1 ATS in its last 21 games at home
Memphis is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Phoenix at Detroit, Saturday, January 11th
Memphis home to Atlanta, Sunday, January 12th