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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Miami Heat - 4/9/14

Miami Heat (53-23) at Memphis Grizzlies (45-32)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)

The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -4.5 -- Over/Under: 181.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Memphis Grizzlies square off against Lebron James and the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.

Head to head, the Heat are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Memphis while the home team is 15-6 ATS in the last 21 meetings and the underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The Grizzlies are 37-15 ATS in their last 52 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games, but just 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Heat on the other hand are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall, but just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Miami Heat - 4/9/14

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(please note, this was written before the Miami Heat's game against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night)

The Memphis Grizzlies haven't played their basketball of late, yet, they have still been one of the best teams in the entire league in the second half of the season. The Grizzlies have also been very good from a betting stand point as they have covered the spread in five of their last seven at home and 37-15 in their last 52 home games against teams with a winning road record. It also helps that Memphis has played the Heat well over the last couple of years, winning five of 10 and cover the number in six of those contests.

Apart from their surprising home loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves last week, the Miami Heat have been pretty good this past fortnight, winning five of six and covering in six of their last seven overall. Having said, their play away from needs to improve as we enter post season play as they are just 3-6 in their last nine road games. They did win their last two away from home against Detroit and Milwaukee by 32 and 21 points, respectively. 

4.5 points might seem a little high, but it's not when you consider that four of the Grizzlies last five wins have come by 15 points of more...

Dan’s Pick: Memphis 4.5

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