Later tonight, the Phoenix Suns will be at Memphis to take on the Grizzlies for the second time in 5 days. The last time they played was last Friday and the Grizzlies blew them out by a final score of 125-100 on Phoenix’s home floor.
For tonight’s game, the Grizzlies will be playing the Suns with a little bit of a bad taste in their mouth after falling to the Golden State Warriors 123-109 on Christmas day. In that game, the Grizzlies only shot 23% from three while controlling the points in the paint battle 50-26. They only had one player with more than 15 points on the night as all-star player Ja Morant scored 36 points to go along with 8 assists and 7 rebounds. He also had a crazy dunk that didn’t go in but it showed up on the highlight reels of potential what could have been dunks of the season.
Ja Morant has the best *almost* dunk reel pic.twitter.com/NNUJFAf6hm
— Tim Verghese (@TimVerghese) December 26, 2022
Speaking of monster dunks, that’s what happened in the Suns’ last game against the Nuggets as they fell to them on Christmas night in overtime 128-125. Landry Shamet tied his career high in points with 31 to go along with 7 threes in that game and Deandre Ayton added on with 22 points and 16 rebounds. However, the Suns were no match for Nikola Jokic as he had a monster triple-double performance with 41 points, 15 assists, and 15 rebounds. Aaron Gordon also added to the fray as he had 28 points and 13 rebounds including a monster dunk that ended up being a dunk-of-the-year candidate already. The Suns are now 3-7 in their last 10 games.
EVERY ANGLE OF AARON GORDON'S RIDICULOUS DUNK OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE 🎬🤯 pic.twitter.com/bFEzWMvRHD
— NBA (@NBA) December 26, 2022
With the Suns now losers in 9 of their last 13, they’re looking to start a winning streak tonight against the second-seeded Memphis Grizzlies. Here are the odds of tonight’s game between the Suns and the Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies are favored at -7.5 while the over/under of this game is set at 226.5. As underdogs against the over/under record over the last 10 games, the Phoenix Suns are 5-5 while the Grizzlies are 3-7. In the last 10 games against the spread, the Grizzlies are 6-3-1 and the Suns are 4-6. As underdogs against the spread, the Suns are 4-3 while the Grizzlies are 13-11-2 as the favorites. A lot of today’s game comes down to injuries and the Suns are missing a bunch of key players for tonight’s contest against the Grizzlies.
Even though they had a hard-fought loss against the Nuggets, I got the Grizzlies easily covering the spread today. I got them winning by a final score of 123-107. The Suns are missing a lot of guard depth in today’s game and I expect Desmond Bane to have a bounce-back after hitting 0 threes in his game against the Warriors. The Suns are unfortunately too injured to be able to be in this game and I expect the Grizzlies to pull away with this game early and often. The tip-off for tonight’s game is at 6 PM Arizona time.