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(12-13) Miami Heat vs. Memphis Grizzlies (8-16)
Date: Monday, December 11
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: FedEx Arena, Memphis, Tennessee
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Memphis Grizzlies -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 195
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The Memphis Grizzlies enter this contest as one of the coldest teams in the Association. They’ve lost three in a row, but they’ve also been losers in 14 of their last 15.
The Miami Heat enter this contest having gone .500 in their last four, but just 2-4 in their last six.
The Grizzlies enter this game against the Heat as 1.5-point underdogs, which has a lot to do with the fact that they’re just 28th in points per game scored this season, sitting at 98.2 points per contest.
Defensively, Memphis has retained a bit of the grit-and-grind era that began to disappear with the losses of Vince Carter, Zach Randolph and, most notably, Tony Allen this summer.
So far this year, the Grizzlies are sixth in the NBA in points per game allowed, giving up just 101.6 points per game.
Against Miami, Memphis will want to try and control the pace. Miami hardly runs a blur offense, posting just the No. 23 pace in the entire league, but the Grizzlies currently sit dead last.
The Heat won’t look to get out and run often, but if the Grizz give guys like Dion Waiters and Goran Dragic easy looks in transition, it could spell trouble.
The Miami Heat enter this game scoring 100.2 points per game. That number puts them at 27th in the NBA.
Defensively, the Heat allow opponents to score 103.6 points per night. That number puts them at ninth in the league.
Taking Marc Gasol out of the game has to be on the top of the priority list for Miami. And knowing that’s easier said than done, it should really be a focus to only do so on one end.
If you can make Gasol a one-dimensional player, that’s going to be huge for the Heat.
Forcing him to play exclusively at the rim on offense and away from the cup on D could be another approach that is effective but not as taxing on the Heat.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-2 in MIA last 8 vs. Western Conference.
- Under is 37-17 in MIA last 54 road games.
- MEM are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 home games.
- MEM are 3-11-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall.
- Under is 7-1-1 in the last 9 meetings in Memphis.
- Favorite is 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Free Memphis Grizzlies vs. Miami Heat NBA Prediction:
This should really be a grind-it-out game. Both teams will want to turn it into a slog, which ironically benefits both squads.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Miami Heat ATS
This isn’t going to be a blowout win by Miami, but even in a slog of a game, we just can’t trust the Grizzlies until they prove they’ve finally turn it around (if we even get to that point).
Give this one to the Heat, and give it to them by a slim, but ATS-winning margin.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Miami Heat 100 – Memphis Grizzlies 97
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