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Grizzlies visit Suns in NBA clash

Memphis GrizzliesPhoenix Suns
Jan 28, 9:00 PM | US Airways Center

Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns Odds


US Airways Center will feature Suns vs. Grizzlies action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

Phoenix battles the Grizzlies, currently with a 10-8 mark (9-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 5-12-1 for the Suns and 8-10 for the Grizzlies.

View Memphis vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Phoenix opened as 2.5-point underdogs, while the NBA total was set at 191.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 19-rated Suns and the No. 12-ranked Grizzlies, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 96-90 result in favor of the Grizzlies.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 23-ranked offense (91.5 PPG) against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 11 at 92.9 PPG. The Suns have averaged 44.4% from the field per game, less than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (45.3% on average).

Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 92.2 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Memphis, they were a 98-91 loser as they battled the Clippers on the road. The Grizzlies failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 189 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Memphis got 24 points from Rudy Gay but lost anyway 98-91 against the Clippers on Thursday at STAPLES Center.

The Suns were a 109-71 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (180) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Suns were blown out by Portland on Friday, losing by a 109-71 final at Rose Garden in basketball betting action.

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

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Portland are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Grizzlies at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Memphis's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis's last 7 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games
Memphis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing at home against Memphis
Phoenix is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games
Phoenix is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing Memphis

Next up:
Memphis home to San Antonio, Monday, January 30
Phoenix home to Dallas, Monday, January 30