Free NBA Pick: 76ers vs Grizzlies Lines
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4-17 (0-6 V) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Memphis Grizzlies 14-8 (7-4 H)
Date: Tuesday, December 6
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: FedExForum – Memphis, Tennessee
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Memphis -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 196.5
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Tuesday night NBA sees two teams face off that have gotten used to dealing with injuries.
Philadelphia has seen virtually every recent draft pick end up sidelined for significant amounts of time, while the Grizzlies have spent the last two seasons dealing with a multitude of battered players.
This season, Philly is still waiting on No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons, but has former lottery gem Joel Embiid putting on a show.
Memphis has had better health than it did a year ago overall, but is once against dealing with the absence of star guard Mike Conley.
*Statistics, rankings and trends are accurate as of this writing at 6:30 p.m. ET on Monday, Dec. 5.
Philly is more exciting to watch this season than its record indicates.
It’s a young group with plenty of potential, and while the talent is clearly stuck in a frontcourt logjam, there are plenty of opportunities for players to step up and surprise on a nightly basis.
On the year, the 76ers are averaging 97.8 points per contest. That’s good enough for 26th in the NBA.
On defense, this group allows 107.8 points per night. That number puts them at 25th in the Association.
Although there’s only a one-spot difference in the rankings between points scored and points allowed, those looking at the raw statistics see the problem: This team is a minus-10 in terms of net margin on the year.
That’s not a recipe for success, meaning either the defense or the offense needs to step up.
Against Memphis, that’s likely to be the defense consider the Grizzlies’ strengths are what will make life difficult on the Sixers’ offense.
On the year, Memphis ranks fifth in terms of points allowed. The team gives up just 98.5 points per night.
Offensively, this team struggles. It’s just 27th in the league in points per game scored at 97.5 points per game.
This is why we can count on the Sixers’ offense looking better than their defense. The Grizzlies make teams look horrible on offense on a nightly basis, while allowing opposing defenses to find their stride.
The good news for the Grizzlies is that the Sixers don’t have many options in terms of scoring attack outside of Embiid. Even if the de facto rookie were to drop a 50-burger Tuesday night, the complementary pieces aren’t going to push the Sixers over the edge.
The problem, of course, is that Memphis is going to struggle scoring as well.
This should be a low-scoring game — one that might be closer than some expect.
NBA Betting Trends:
- 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- 76ers are 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 vs. Western Conference.
- Grizzlies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Grizzlies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Grizzlies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- 76ers are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
- Underdog is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
The Grizzlies should win this game, but without Conley to keep the offense rolling, we’re giving Philly the benefit of the doubt against the spread.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: PHI ATS
Give this one to the home-team favorites, but don’t be shocked if the Sixers keep this one close in a low-scoring affair.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia 93 – Memphis 97
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