Memphis Grizzlies versus Phoenix Suns Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-5-2013

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The 16-32 Phoenix Suns will travel to play the 30-16 Memphis Grizzlies in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time from Memphis scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The odds from this pro basketball game has the home team Memphis Grizzlies favored by -8 ½ points with an over under line of 184 points. There has been no line movement in this game since the odds came out a few hours ago.

The Suns are 4-20 on the highway this season. The team has lost two straight and four of five following a 113-93 road defeat to the Golden St Warriors as a +10 ½ point underdog. The total came in at over 202 points. Trend: Phoenix Suns are 0-2 ATS in their past two games.

Phoenix gets crushed in the second half by Golden St by getting outscored 65-41. The Suns made 40.7% from the field and 5 of 15 from three. They give up 50.6% shooting to the Warriors along with 9 makes out of 19 three point shots. Phoenix allows 66 points in the paint to Golden St. Michael Beasley has 24 points and 5 rebounds on 10 of 23 shooting. The Phoenix defense has been bad this season as they sit 29th and second to last in the NBA in field goal and three point defending. They have sputtered offensively with less than 100 points scored in six straight games.

The Grizzlies are 18-7 on their home court. The team bounces back from an ugly 17 point road loss to Oklahoma City with the 85-76 home win on Friday night to the Washington Wizards as a -6 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 180 points. Memphis shot 44.9% in the win and allowed just 41% to the Wizards. They torched the Wizards on the glass by pulling down 15 more rebounds. Mike Conley had 18 points and 6 assists on 7 of 15 shooting. Newcomer Tayshaun Prince gave the team much needed offense with 14 points on 7 of 11 shooting. Offense has been an issue for this Grizzlies team as they are the 25th ranked team in field goal and three point shooting.

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