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The 20-10 Memphis Grizzlies will hit the road to face the 12-22 Phoenix Suns in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday night. Tip off time from Phoenix is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The NBA odds from this game will come out on Sunday afternoon as forward Zach Randolph a top scorer and rebounder for Memphis is listed as questionable with the flu. It missed him to miss Friday’s contest with Portland.
The teams have met twice this season with each team winning on their home court. Phoenix covered and the game held in Memphis pushed against the spread. Trend: Memphis Grizzlies are 8-2 to the under in their past ten games.
The Grizzlies are 7-6 away from home. They have dropped four of their past six games. They are defeated on their home court on Friday night to the Portland Trailblazers 86-84 as a -8 point home betting favorite. The total came in at under 182 points. Memphis is the number one scoring defense in the league by allowing 89 points a game. On offense they struggle for points. The Grizzlies average 94 points a game which ranks 24th in the league. With two big men who shoot well in Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph Memphis has no business sitting 24th in offensive field goal percentage at 43.4% from the floor. Rudy Gay is the leading scorer but makes just 40% of his shots. Guards Mike Conley hits on 42% and Tony Allen connects on 41% from the field.
The Suns are 10-8 on their home court. They have lost seven of their past eight games. They come off the 87-80 home loss on Friday night to the Utah Jazz as a -1 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended under 198 ½ points. Phoenix has been held under 100 points in seven of their past eight games. They are a poor defensive club allowing 47% shooting from the field ranking 29th in the NBA in field goal defense. Michael Beasley has been a major disappointment making 37% from the field