Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 2/9/14
Memphis Grizzlies (26-22) at Cleveland Cavaliers (17-33)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers welcome the Memphis Grizzlies to town on Sunday night.
Head to head, the Grizzlies are 2-10 ATS in the last 12 meetings and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Cleveland while the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The Cavaliers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Grizzlies on the other hand are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a losing home record, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 41-20 ATS in their last 61 games playing on 0 days rest.
(Please note, this was written before the Grizzlies came in Atlanta on Saturday night)
I have to be honest, it would take a pretty remarkable line for me to take the Cleveland Cavaliers in this one. Even though the Cavs are coming off a 115-113 win in Washington on Friday night, one game doesn't change anything, this team is a mess. Just have a look at their previous six games before their win over the Wizards, which consisted of six straight losses, both straight up against the spread. In their last home game, they fell by double-digits to a Los Angeles Lakers squad by that was missing half of their team, and I'm exaggerating.
If the Memphis Grizzlies fall in Atlanta on Saturday night, that could mean they come into tonight's game riding a three-game losing streak, which is both a good thing and bad thing. It's bad because it means their form hasn't been great, mainly due to the absence of Mike Conley, who is out for another week with a right ankle sprain. It's also a good thing because it means they will be desperate to snap their losing streak. While they will be playing a back-to-back, they are 41-20 against the spread in their last 61 games playing on zero days rest.
Check back later for my pick when the line is released...
Dan’s Pick: TBC
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