Memphis Grizzlies (10-23) at Phoenix Suns (12-23)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -1 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Memphis Grizzlies have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since October 26-28. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 97.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 18.9 points and 8.8 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 18.8 points and 4.3 assists. JaMychal Green is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Chandler Parsons is dishing two assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.7 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies haven’t won a road game since November 7.
The Phoenix Suns look for another victory after splitting their last six games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 105.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting. TJ Warren is averaging 19.1 points and 5.8 rebounds while Isaiah Canaan is averaging 13.4 points and 5.8 assists. Greg Monroe is the third double-digit scorer and Mike James is dishing 3.8 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost six of their last seven home games.
The Grizzlies are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 road games, 2-8-2 ATS in their last 12 vs. Western Conference and 6-19-2 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Suns are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 Tuesday games, 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings in Phoenix.
The Phoenix Suns just beat the Memphis Grizzlies a few days ago and are playing better basketball overall at the moment. The Memphis Grizzlies have shown nothing this season that makes you want to get behind them, and they're being outscored by more than five points on the road and have been downright awful against the number all season. In a toss-up game, I'm backing the Suns yet again on their home court as more of a fade from the Grizzlies.