Grizzlies vs Suns Prediction - NBA Picks 1/7/24

Phoenix Suns (19-16) vs Memphis Grizzlies (12-23)

Game Info: Sunday, January 7, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Footprint Center)

Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -4 -- Over/Under: 228 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Phoenix Suns look to stay hot after winning 5 of their last 6 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns prediction.

Memphis Grizzlies Betting Preview

The Memphis Grizzlies beat the Spurs and Lakers this week while losing to the Raptors. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 107.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 25.1 points and 5.6 rebounds, while Desmond Bane is averaging 24.5 points and 5.4 assists. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game.

Phoenix Suns Betting Preview

The Phoenix Suns beat the Trail Blazers and Heat this week while losing to the Clippers. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 115.4 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29.9 points and 6 assists, while Devin Booker is averaging 26.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. Bradley Beal is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.

Phoenix Suns Player Facts

  • Devin Booker ranks 7th amongst qualified players for assists per game (7.9) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Suns rank 1st in the league for opponent rebounds per game this season (40.5).
  • The Suns rank 30th in the league for Q4 points per game this season (24.8).
  • The Grizzlies rank 30th in the league for points per game this season (107.4).
  • The Grizzlies rank 30th in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (6.6).

Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns prediction

The Phoenix Suns are at home and have won 4 of the last 5 meetings against the Grizzlies, and I'm assuming Durant is back given this line. Still, I'm siding with the Grizzlies. The Memphis Grizzlies got a needed shot in the arm on Friday with a win over the Lakers, and they're a team that just has a different type of energy with Ja in the mix. The Grizzlies are a team I'm looking at in the underdog role with Ja on the court, especially when the opponent is banged up. Eric Gordon and Durant are questionable. Give me the road dog.

Randy’s Pick Memphis Grizzlies +4

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