The NBA betting action continues Friday, April 1, 2022, with a marquee Western Conference matchup at FedExForum in Memphis, so we have prepared the best Suns vs. Grizzlies betting pick along with the latest odds update on BetOnline Sportsbook.
Phoenix opened as a 2.5-point road fave with a total of 230.5 points. The Suns won Game 1 of their three-game regular-season set against Memphis, 119-94 as 2-point road favorites, while the Grizzlies won Game 2 as 7.5-point road underdogs, 114-113.
The Suns shoot for their tenth straight W
The Phoenix Suns (62-14; 42-34 ATS) continue to pile up wins even though they’ve already clinched the best record in the NBA. They are rolling on a nine-game winning streak following a 107-103 victory at the Golden State Warriors this past Wednesday.
The Suns beat the Dubs on the back of their defense. Phoenix forced 21 turnovers and held the Warriors to 34 points in the paint. Both teams struggled on the offensive end, and Devin Booker finished with 22 points on 5-for-21 shooting from the field.
Booker has been a key player for the Suns, who own the best offensive rating in the NBA over the last ten games (123.9 points per 100 possessions). Chris Paul returned from a finger injury in last week’s 140-130 victory at the Denver Nuggets, posting 17 points and 13 assists, while Booker had 49 points and ten assists.
The Grizzlies ride a six-game winning streak
The Memphis Grizzlies (54-23; 50-27 ATS) clinched the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference with a 112-111 victory at the San Antonio Spurs this past Wednesday. They nearly blew an 18-point lead, failing to score in the last 2:35 of the fourth quarter.
The Grizzlies have won their last six games despite missing Ja Morant, who’ll remain on the shelf for the remainder of the regular season. Tyus Jones had 25 points and six assists in that narrow win to the Spurs, and he’s averaged 14.2 points, 7.3 assists, and only 0.5 turnovers through his last six appearances.
Memphis boasts the best defensive rating in the NBA over the last ten games (106.6 points per 100 possessions). On the other side of the ball, the Grizzlies have scored 123.4 points per 100 possessions in their last six outings.
- 7-2 ATS in the last nine games overall
- 14-6 ATS in the last 20 games played on Friday
Phoenix Suns vs. Memphis Grizzlies Pick
The Grizzlies have been ridiculous in Ja Morant’s absence. I expect to see some regression, as Memphis just clinched the second seed. The Suns, on the other side, should be fired up to show who’s the best in the West, so I would take the Suns to win and cover.
Anyway, this game could easily go either way if Memphis puts on another strong defensive performance. The Grizzlies have to slow down the Suns’ backcourt, but Devin Booker and Chris Paul should make the difference in crunch time.
Pick: Take Phoenix Suns -2.5 at -110
Although both teams prefer to play at a fast pace, I’m a bit surprised by a 230.5-point line. It might be too much for the Suns and Grizzlies if they take this clash seriously and bring their best defense.
The total has gone over in seven of the Suns’ last ten games. On the other side, the under is 5-2 in the Grizzlies’ previous seven contests, and it is 7-2 in the last nine encounters between Memphis and Phoenix.
Pick: Go under 230.5 points at -110