Grizzlies vs. Suns Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 16 (Memphis Extends Winning Streak to 10 Games)

Larry Rupp
Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Brandon Dill
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Grizzlies vs. Suns Game Info

  • Date: Monday, January 16, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • Venue: FedExForum -- Memphis, Tennessee
  • Coverage: TNT, BSSE, and BSAZ

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Monday with nine more games, including a battle between the Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies. The Suns rank 11th in the Western Conference with a 21-23 record, while the Grizzlies check in second with a stellar 29-13 record. This lines up as a great game.

Phoenix enters as a loser in eight of its last nine games following a 121-116 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. Meanwhile, Memphis extended its winning streak to nine games thanks to a 130-112 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday. Which NBA playoff hopeful will win tonight?

Grizzlies vs. Suns Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.

Grizzlies vs Suns Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Grizzlies -10.5 - - 226.5 -110 -110 -520 400
  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: MEM: (-520) | PHO: (+400)
  • Spread: MEM: -10.5 (-110) | PHO: +10.5 (-110)
  • Total: 228.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Grizzlies enter this contest as clear home favorites on moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 6 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 228.5 points, which is about average when compared to Monday's projected totals.

Grizzlies vs. Suns Betting Trends

  • The Grizzlies went 51-30-1 ATS last season.
  • Grizzlies games went over the point total 42 out of 82 times last season.
  • In 82 Suns games last season, 41 of them went over the total.

Grizzlies vs. Suns Prediction & Pick

The Suns entered the month of November with a 15-6 record, but have now lost 17 of their last 23 games. The team is reeling without Devin Booker and Chris Paul healthy enough to guide the offense. Facing off against one of the best teams in the conference is not exactly a bounce-back opportunity.

The Grizzlies have catapulted up the standings and into contention for the No. 1 seed in the West with a few months of action to go. They rank first in defensive efficiency, second in home average scoring margin (+10.8) and sixth in points per game (117.1). There's simply no stopping Memphis right now.

Memphis' longest winning streak in franchise history is 11 and I feel confident backing the Grizzlies to get one win closer to breaking that record.

Final Score Prediction: Grizzlies: 123 | Suns: 108

Grizzlies vs. Suns Best Bet

Covering a double-digit spread is never easy, but the Grizzlies are playing their best basketball of the season. Memphis is 6-3 against the spread (ATS) in its last nine games and has won by at least 10 points in five of those nine games. It is also a respectable 13-7 ATS in its last 20 games in January.

Phoenix is a dismal 3-6 ATS in its last nine games overall and 2-5 ATS in its last seven games against the Southwest Division. It has posted a -7.3 average scoring margin over its last three games as well. Relying on only Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges is not going to get the job done at FedEx Forum.

Bet: Memphis Grizzlies -10.5 (-110)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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