Phoenix Suns vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 12/11/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Memphis Grizzlies at Phoenix Suns

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 9:00 PM (Talking Stick Resort Arena)

Phoenix Suns -7.0 . Total 231.5

The Memphis Grizzlies are on the road for a clash with the Phoenix Suns.  The Grizzlies are (7-16), coming off a 110-102 win on the road against the Golden StateWarriors.  The Suns are (11-12), after winning 125-109 over the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

In the Grizzlies win over the Warriors, Memphis was led throughout the game by Ja Morant.  Morant connected on 8 of 14 attempts from the floor, making 7of 8 from the foul line, registering 26 points and 7 assists.  The Grizzlies shot 50% from the floor and 37% from deep.  The Grizzlies gave up 10 offensive rebounds and allowed the Warriors to take 11 more shots from the floor, but the Memphis defense stood tall. The Grizzlies led by as many as 15 points.

In the Suns win over the Timberwolves, Phoenix was guided by Devon Booker.  Booker converted on 11 of 20 from the floor, totaling 26 points.  The Suns needed a big 2nd half, as Phoenix trailed at the half by 3 points.  The Suns shot 49% from the floor and 40% from 3-point range.  The difference came from behind the arch, as the Suns made 16 3-point shots compared to the Timberwolves 6. The Suns trailed by 7 points in the game.

Recent Betting Trends:

Grizzlies are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.

Grizzlies are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 December games.

The under is 4-2 in Grizzlies last 6 games.

Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

Suns are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.

The over is 12-4 in Suns last 16 games.

The Grizzlies have won just 2 of their last 10 games.  The Suns have split their last 6 games overall.  The Suns have the 5th highest home scoring offense, averaging over 117.5.  However, their home defense is giving up over 114 per game, which ranks 24th.  Ja Morant is back in the lineup for the Grizzlies and will help the Memphis offensive production.  This should be a high scoring game, as the Suns have no trouble scoring at home and Morant will help expose the Suns weaknesses on defense.  Final prediction, Suns will win but the total goes over, 119-115. 

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Chris’s Pick Over 231.5

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