When: 5:00 PM EST, January 18, 2021
Where: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN
Point Spread: Grizzlies +2.5
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 223.5
Road Record: 4-3
Home Record: 2-5
Phoenix Suns Vs Memphis Grizzlies Game Day Preview
The Phoenix Suns are back! They will return to NBA action from a COVID-19-mandated this afternoon when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! This is a nationally televised contest.
The Suns last played on Jan. 11 in a 128-107 loss to the Washington Wizards. After the game, multiple players tested positive for COVID-19 and as a result, the team has been absent from basketball action recently.
Phoenix has been unable to field the minimum required number of players due to contact tracing. This forced the team to postpone an entire homestand — recently canceled games included ones against Atlanta, Golden State and Indiana.
Today will be the fourth straight road game for the Phoenix Suns. The travel will continue on Wednesday with a fifth at Houston. By that point, the Suns will have opened the season with nine of 13 on the road.
Martin Luther King Jr. NBA games are very prestigious to Memphis Grizzlies. It will be the teams 19th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Game.
“There is always excitement for MLK games here in Memphis,” Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said Saturday. “So much history with our community rallying around this game and the fans and being in the spotlight and being able to play basketball on this special day means so much to these guys.”
The Grizzlies had a celebration of sorts on Saturday, when they welcomed back Ja Morant in a 106-104 home win over Philadelphia.
The reigning NBA Rookie of the Year had missed eight straight games with a sprained ankle. He put up 17 points and six assists in 31 minutes.
Suns Vs Grizzlies Facts
- Grizzlies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Under is 4-0 in the last 4 PHX Vs MEM meetings.
- Suns are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 PHX Vs MEM meetings.
Phoenix Suns Vs Memphis Grizzlies Alternative Fantasy Basketball-Statement Games Picks
Suns 109 Grizzlies 115
- 10 PT Pick: Memphis Grizzlies WILL WIN
- 9 PT Pick: Ja Morant OVER 23.5 PTS
- 8 PT Pick: Chris Paul OVER 7.5 Assists