Phoenix Suns vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 1 (4/1): NBA

Phoenix Suns vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 1 (4/1): NBA

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Odds
Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Suns money line -300
Suns spread -7.5
Grizzlies money line +250
Grizzlies spread +7.5
Over / under 229

 

2021-2022 season stats
  Phoenix Suns Memphis Grizzlies
Record 62-14 54-23
Road / home record 31-6 28-10
Streak W9 W6
Points per game 115.21 115.36
Points allowed per game 106.82 109.14
Rebounds per game 45.22 49.40
Rebounds allowed per game 44.22 42.83
Over / under record 40-36 38-35-4
Preview

The Phoenix Suns continue on the road and will visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night. This is the third time these teams face off on the current season, they're tied 1-1.

PHOENIX SUNS

The Suns have won 9 games in a row and are 31-6 on the road ranking first in the Western Conference with a 62-14 record overall, the best in the league. The Suns are 37-9 against Western Conference opponents. Phoenix is second in the Western Conference with 35.6 defensive rebounds per game led by Deandre Ayton averaging 7.6.

Cameron Johnson averages 2.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Suns, scoring 12.8 points while shooting 44.8% from beyond the arc. Booker is averaging 30.8 points and 5.8 assists over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

In their last 10 games, the Suns are 9-1, averaging 125.4 points, 43.1 rebounds, 28.4 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 52.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.4 points.

INJURIES: Kaminsky, Saric are out.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES

The Grizzlies have won 6 games in a row and are 28-10 at home so far this season. They have a 54-23 overall record ranking 1st in the Soutwest Division. The Grizzlies have gone 34-14 against Western Conference opponents. Memphis leads the NBA with 14.2 offensive rebounds per game led by Steven Adams averaging 4.7.

Ja Morant is scoring 27.6 points per game with 5.7 rebounds and 6.7 assists for the Grizzlies. Desmond Bane is averaging 20.4 points and four assists over the past 10 games for Memphis.

In their last 10 games the Grizzlies are 9-1, averaging 123.2 points, 50.8 rebounds, 27.9 assists, 9.2 steals and 8.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.3 points per game.

INJURIES: The Grizzlies have four starters listed as doubtful, so it looks like they're building in a rest night -- against the No. 1 seed in the West, conveniently -- as the regular season nears its end. As of Thursday, Jones, Jaren Jackson, Desmond Bane and Steven Adams are all expected to be held out. Ja Morant (knee) remains out for Memphis, as well.

BETTING TRENDS

Phoenix are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix's last 10 games.

Memphis are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis' last 7 games.

Prediction

These are two of the best teams in the league but the Grizzlies will rest all of their starters for this game while the Suns have still listed as actives all of their starters, so unless the Suns decide to rest some of them I'm taking the Suns and expect a total blowout on this one.

PICK: Suns -7.5 (-110)

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