Phoenix Suns (7-4) at Memphis Grizzlies (6-6)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 18, 2021 at 5:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +3 -- Over/Under: 223.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Phoenix Suns pay a visit to the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum on Monday night.
The Phoenix Suns have won seven of their first 11 games and they will be looking to get their season back on track after having their last three games postponed due to health and safety. Devin Booker is leading the team with averages of 23 points per game and 4.3 assists per game, Mikal Bridges is averaging 15.1 points and 5.4 rebounds, Chris Paul is averaging 13.3 points and 8.7 assists for his new team, while DeAndre Ayton is averaging 12.5 points and 11.3 rebounds per game. As a team, the Suns are averaging 110.5 points per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the field and 36.7 percent from the 3-point line.
Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies have really come to life lately as they will be gunning for a fifth straight win after their 106-104 win over the 76ers on Saturday. Ja Morant led the team with 17 points and six assists, Xavier Tillman added 15 points with four steals off the bench while Brandon Clarke, Kyle Anderson and Dillon Brooks all scored 11 points. As a team, the Grizzlies shot 43 percent from the field and just eight of 29 from the 3-point line as they held the 76ers to just 22 points in the third quarter to lead by as many as 14 points, before holding on for the narrow victory as the 76ers missed the game-winner at the buzzer.
Looking at the betting trends, the Suns are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 17-5 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall.
Head to head, the under is 4-0 in the last four meetings overall, the Suns are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall and the Suns are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings in Memphis.
The Grizzlies have really started to surprise some teams over their four-game win streak and they will only grow in confidence with Morant back on the court, but they’re now up against a starving Suns team who haven’t seen the court in a week. The Suns have been money for a while now as they are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 games overall and I think they’re going to hit the ground running in this one. Give me the Suns to pull away for the win and cover.