Phoenix Suns at Memphis Grizzlies - 3/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (16-46) at Memphis Grizzlies (37-24)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -11.5 -- Over/Under: 206.5 See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns travel to the FedExForum for an afternoon showdown with the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Suns have lost 15 of their last 17 games but they'll be aiming for their third win in five games after winning at Orlando by 102-84 on Friday. Alex Len dominated the paint with 31 points and 15 rebounds while Ronnie Price and Devin Booker added 14 points each as the Suns rallied together to pull off the upset against the Magic. Despite the win, Phoenix is still only 16-46 on the season which leaves them right near the bottom of the league standings.
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Meanwhile, the Grizzlies have won seven of their last nine games and will be gunning for their fourth straight win after sneaking past the Jazz in a 94-88 win on Friday. Zach Randolph had a big game of 25 points and eight rebounds while Lance Stephenson added 16 points off the bench as the Grizzlies took down the Jazz in a see-saw battle which saw double digit leads disappear from both teams. With the hard-fought win, Memphis improves to 37-24 on the season which is good enough for sole possession of fifth place in the Western Conference standings.
In ATS trends, the Suns are 17-35 ATS in their last 52 games overall and 5-21 ATS in their last 26 road games, while the Grizzlies are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games and 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the Suns are 2-5-1 ATS in the last eight meetings in Memphis and the over is 6-1 in the last seven meetings.
The Suns really surprised me with their effort in the surprise win at Orlando, but the Grizzlies have been on a tear lately and should have little trouble taking this game by double digits at home.