Phoenix Suns vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 1/5/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Memphis Grizzlies at Phoenix Suns

Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Talking Stick Resort Arena)

The Memphis Grizzlies are on the road for a matchup with the Phoenix Suns.  The Grizzlies are (13-22), coming off a 128-123 loss to the Sacramento Kings.  The Suns are (14-21), after getting past the New York Knicks, 120-112.

In the Grizzlies loss to the Kings, Memphis was guided by Jonas Valanciunas.  Valanciunas secured a double-double in the game, finishing with 18 points and 12 rebounds.  The Grizzlies shot 48% from the floor and 38% from 3-point range.  The Grizzlies took the loss thanks to their ability to put the Kings at the charity stripe.  The Kings out scored the Grizzlies from the foul line, 26 to 20.  The Grizzlies committed 17 turnovers in the loss.

In the Suns win over the Knicks, Phoenix was lld on offense by Devin Booker.  Booker collected 38 points, 3 rebounds, and 7 assists.  The Suns shot 47% from the floor and 36% from 3-point range.  Phoenix was out rebounded in the loss, 52 to 48.  The Suns were able to get by with the win, thanks to out scoring the Knicks at the foul line by 6.  Phoenix dominated New York on points off of turnovers, 20 to 4.

Recent Betting Trends:

Grizzlies are 16-18-1 ATS this season.

Grizzlies are 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10 games.

The over is 19-16 in Grizzlies games this year.

Suns are 7-12 SU at home in their last 19 games.

Suns are 20-14-1 ATS this season.

The over is 6-4 in Suns last 10 games.

The Grizzlies have one of the worse scoring defense's in the league, giving up over 116 per game.  This does not work well in a matchup that pairs the Grizzlies with the 6th best scoring offense in the league.  The Suns are averaging over 114 points per contest.  Phoenix also has the 4th best free throw percentage in the league.  Offensively, Memphis should find some success, as Phoenix ranks 26th in scoring defense.  The Suns are giving up an average of 115 per game.  Neither defense is solid and with both players having talent on the offensive end, I'll take the over.  Final prediction, Suns will win and the total goes over.  

Chris’s Pick OVER

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.