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Grizzlies vs Suns NBA Game Preview

Memphis GrizzliesPhoenix Suns
March 10, 9:00 PM | US Airways Center

Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns Odds

23-15TEAM RECORD18-21

The Grizzlies will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Suns in Phoenix at US Airways Center on Saturday in NBA action.

The Suns sport records of 18-21 and 18-21 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Grizzlies sit at 23-15 and 19-19 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-24-2 for the Suns and 17-21 for the Grizzlies.

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Betting Line:
If you're going with the Suns in this one, they're listed as 2-point underdogs on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 192 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 22-rated Suns and the No. 13-rated Grizzlies in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 97-93 win for the Grizzlies on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 94.8 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 7 at 91.9 PPG. The Suns field goal percentage has averaged 44.8% so far, less than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.

Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 92.9 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.

Memphis won its last outing, a 110-92 result against the Warriors on March 7. The Grizzlies covered in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 202 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Grizzlies got a 26-point performance from Rudy Gay, who added 12 rebounds as Memphis ran past Golden State 110-92 on Wednesday at Oracle Arena.

The Suns were a 96-94 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mavericks. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (190) made winners of UNDER bettors. Phoenix earned a 96-94 victory over Dallas on Thursday, getting 18 points from Jared Dudley at US Airways Center.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 6-4
After playing Golden State are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Grizzlies at Suns trends to consider:
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis's last 8 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Phoenix is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games at home
Phoenix is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Memphis
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Memphis at Denver, Sunday, March 11
Phoenix home to Minnesota, Monday, March 12