Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns 1/5/2020 Spread Picks and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns 1/5/2020 – The Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns are coming off with convincing victories and both of them would like to build something out of those victories. This game will go down this Sunday, January 5 at 8 pm Eastern Time in the Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. NBA League Pass and Sofa Score will show the game via online streaming while Fox Sports Arizona will air the game on television. With a returning DeAndre Ayton, the Suns are favored to win according to NBA Games Today Odds while the Grizzlies will lose this game on the road.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns 1/5/2020
Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns 1/5/2020 Betting Odds
Memphis Grizzlies Betting
The Grizzlies came off an upset win over the Los Angeles Clippers at their home court in the Staples Center. Four players scored above 20 points and the team sank a total of 18 three-point shots in the game. Jae Crowder led the team in scoring with 27 points and had eight rebounds, seven assists, three steals and six three-pointers made. Jaren Jackson Jr. chipped in with 24 points while Ja Morant and Dillon Brooks each had 22 points. This is a perfect game played by the Grizzlies that was clicking on both ends against the Clippers. It will be interesting how the they sustain this against another young team like the Suns.
Players to watch: J. Morant PG 29 GP 29 GS 29.4 MIN 17.6 PTS 0.6 OR 2.5 DR 3.1 REB 6.5 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 3.2 TO 1.7 PF 2 AST/TO 17.77 PER
J. Jackson Jr. PF 34 GP 34 GS 27.9 MIN 17.6 PTS 1 OR 3.8 DR 4.8 REB 1.5 AST 0.6 STL 1.3 BLK 1.8 TO 4.1 PF 0.9 AST/TO 16.85 PER
J. Valanciunas C 32 GP 32 GS 25.1 MIN 14.5 PTS 2.7 OR 7.1 DR 9.8 REB 1.9 AST 0.3 STL 0.8 BLK 2.1 TO 2.5 PF 0.9 AST/TO 21.39 PER.
Phoenix Suns Betting
It is the third win for the Suns in their last four games and their only registered loss was against the powerhouse Los Angeles Lakers. The Knicks were their latest victims and they beat them 120-112 at home. Devin Booker finished the game with 38 points and seven rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. also had a good night with 29 points but it was Aaron Baynes and DeAndre Ayton that were the big factors for the Suns victory. Baynes had 20 points and 12 rebounds while Ayton had 15 points and 13 rebounds. Those four players were enough for the Suns to get over the Knicks but if they want to assure their victory over the Grizzlies, they need their bench players to step up.
Players to Watch: D. Booker SG 32 GP 32 GS 35.9 MIN 25.6 PTS 0.6 OR 3.3 DR 3.9 REB 6.5 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 3.9 TO 3.1 PF 1.7 AST/TO 19.84 PER
K. Oubre Jr. SF 35 GP 35 GS 33.5 MIN 18.3 PTS 1.3 OR 4.7 DR 6 REB 1.7 AST 1.5 STL 0.7 BLK 1.6 TO 3.2 PF 1.1 AST/TO 16.2 PER
D. Ayton C 5 GP 3 GS 29.4 MIN 14.6 PTS 3.8 OR 8.6 DR 12.4 REB 2 AST 0.4 STL 1.4 BLK 1.4 TO 3 PF 1.4 AST/TO 19.01 PER.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns 1/5/2020 Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis’ last 7 games.
Phoenix are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Andre Iguodala SF None is out indefinitely
Frank Kaminsky PF Knee is out indefinitely
Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns Betting Picks
This is the type of game that the Suns wanted to play but injuries and suspensions held them from reaching full potential. Sports Gambling favors the Suns in this game but the Grizzlies are still a dangerous team if they start clicking as they have shown in their last game.
Moneyline: Suns carry a ML of -290 for this match while the Grizzlies are at +245 if they spoil the Phoenix party.
ATS: Grizzlies are the underdogs so they are at +7.5 across the spread while the Suns are on the opposite end at -7.5.
TOTALs: This should be a fast-paced game and the totals are expected to reach 230.5 points with the Suns going under.
Score Prediction: 124 – 115 Suns