From the land of the sun to the home of Elvis. The Phoenix Suns visit the Memphis Grizzlies for a showdown tonight in Fed Ex Forum beginning at 8:00ET.
After departing Arizona, the Suns first journeyed to chilly Minnesota on Monday, but things warmed up quickly in the Target Center with Phoenix coming away with a 114-90 victory. It turned out to be another bench affair for the Suns. Steve Nash was off his usually superb game posting 14 points and 5 assists. Start your Basketball Betting action on Phoenix Suns vs. Memphis Grizzlies game.
But the subs came to the rescue with Markieff Morris netting 21 points and the Phoenix second string pulvarizing the Twolves bench 66-27. This is nothing new, however, as the Suns bench is averaging 40 points a game over the past few weeks. Veteran Michael Redd has averaged 17 over the past 5 games The Suns ” controlled ” Kevin Love holding hime to 25 points and 13 boards. Phoenix shot a season best 57 percent from the field while holding Minnesota to 39 percent.
The Suns with an overall mark of 30-27 have snuck back into the Western Conference playoff picture as they now trail the Denver Nuggets by just a single game for the eighth and last postseason spot. They are 13-16 on the road.
Memphis is suddenly not just playing for a berth in the playoffs, but are now just a 1/2 game behind the Clippers for fourth and home court advantage during the first round. They got to this point with a 94-85 win against the Clippers on Monday. The Gasol brother who doesn’t play in Los Angeles led Memphis with 18. Zach Randolph had 12 boards. The Grizzlies had to overcome 18 turnovers. Check the Sportsbook Lines for Phoenix Suns vs. Memphis Grizzlies game.
When the Grizzlies make at least half their shots from the field they are 11-0. Phoenix has taken both games this season from Memphis with each of them being played in Arizona. They have averaged 92 points in the two wins.
Even with the Suns looking to sweep this years series, Memphis has been installed as a 5.5 point home favorite on a $110/$100 moneyline. The same moneyline holds for the over/under of 194.
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