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(17-8) Memphis Grizzlies vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (17-5)
Date: Tuesday December 13
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Cavaliers -12.5
NBA Betting Total: 202.5
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Memphis is a nice surprise in the West. I thought they were going to take a step back this season but it looks like the opposite is happening.
The Cavs are the Cavs. When they are motivated they are as good as any team in the league but they have had some lapses during the season.
The Grizzlies are tough and even though they are on the road they are going to take it too Cleveland.
The Grizz are riding high right now. They have won six in a row, most recently a win over Golden State as a 13 point underdog. Memphis has covered 5 of 6 on their winning streak.
After having last season cut short Marc Gasol is not showing much rust this year. In fact he is scoring more than ever now that he has added a three point shot to his arsenal – he is making 43% while nailing more than one per game.
That offensive change means that he is further away from the basket more of the time creating more space for Zach Randolph down low. His rebounding numbers are suffering though.
Memphis is one of the best defensive teams in the league. They are third in points allowed. They have a few different guys they can run at LeBron in this one.
I mentioned in the opening paragraph that Memphis has surprised with its recent play. I forgot to mention that they are playing well without the services of Mike Conley and Chandler Parsons. Two starters.
I originally would not have given them much of a shot here but I would have the said the same about facing Golden State and they won outright.
After a surprising three game losing streak the Cavs have rattled off four wins in a row, covering each time. This is one of the best teams in the league but they will have some lapses.
Cleveland is one of the best offenses in the league thanks to the fact that they shoot the three at just over 40%. With LeBron and Kyrie often able to beat their man they are able to set up a lot of open looks. Jame is averaging more than 9apg a career high.
There might be some games where he is an afterthought but Kevin Love seems to have found his spot in the lineup, averaging 20/10 as a good soldier.
Irving is the wild card from game to game. At times he makes the game look so easy and at others you wonder what he is thinking.
Channing Frye keeps getting better with age. He was away from the team for a couple of games but is supposed to be back. He has never shot the ball as well as he is right now.
Cleveland has evolved to the ultimate role team. They superstars for sure but even among them everyone knows that the team needs from them.
Even though the Grizzlies come in on a run the Cavs should be ready. I think they would relish beating a team that just beat the Warriors.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 4-0 in Grizzlies last 4 road games.
- Grizzlies are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games.
- Under is 5-1-1 in Grizzlies last 7 games following a straight up win.
- Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Cavaliers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games.
Free Memphis Grizzlies v.s Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction:
At some point the losses have to matter for Memphis.
I was shocked with their result against Golden State and will be even more so if they can so the same against Cleveland on the road.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cleveland -12.5
Cleveland will be more than up to the challenge now that the Grizzlies have their attention.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 111 – Memphis 95
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