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Suns take on Grizzlies in hoops contest

Phoenix SunsMemphis Grizzlies
9-8December 03, 2013, 08:00 | FedExForum8-8

The Grizzlies will hit the floor running against the visiting Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

This season the Grizzlies are 8-8 overall and 5-11 ATS against the number, while the Suns are 9-8 and 11-4-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Memphis is 8-8 on the OU, and Phoenix is 10-7.

View Phoenix Suns vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

This game pits the Grizzlies, currently No. 20 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Suns, who rate No. 11 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 92-88 victory for the Suns.

Phoenix lost its last outing, a 112-104 result against the Jazz on November 30. The Suns failed to cover in that game as a 9-point favorite, while the 216 combined points took the game OVER the total. Goran Dragic scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Suns to victory (they lost 112-104 to Utah at US Airways Center on Saturday).

In their last action, Memphis was a 97-88 loser at home against the Nets. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (185) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Memphis got 22 points from Quincy Pondexter but lost anyway 97-88 against the Nets on Saturday at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Memphis's No. 25-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 21-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Memphis rates No. 30 in the league with 4.44 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 5 with 9.29 per outing.

Next up:
Phoenix at Houston, Wednesday, December 4th
Memphis home to Los Angeles, Thursday, December 5th