Memphis Grizzlies vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 4/11/14
Philadelphia 76ers (17-61) at Memphis Grizzlies (46-32)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, TSOH
The Memphis Grizzlies need to keep winning in order to clinch a playoff spot, and could start Friday with a win over the Philadelphia 76ers. The Grizzlies beat the 76ers in their earlier meeting back in mid-March.
Nothing has changed with the 76ers, as they’re still historically bad. The 76ers have won only two games since the beginning of February. On the season, the 76ers average 99.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allow 110.1 points on 47 percent shooting. The 76ers have allowed seven of their last eight opponents to score more than 100 points, are allowing teams to shoot 48.1 percent in their last five games. The Philadelphia 76ers are 33-45 ATS overall and 20-18 ATS on the road.
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The Grizzlies are coming off a 107-102 win over the Miami Heat, but are still a game back from clinching the eighth seed in the West. On the season, the Grizzlies average 95.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allow 94.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Marc Gasol has scored 20-plus points in two of his last three games, and the Grizzlies have won eight straight games when scoring more than 100 points. The Memphis Grizzlies are 34-42-2 ATS overall and 17-22 ATS at home.
The 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Grizzlies are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games. The 76ers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings, while the underdog is 14-6-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
Getting 15 points seems to be a little too much in this game. The 76ers have done a solid job of covering the number recently, and Memphis is 1-4 ATS this season when favored by double digits.
Take the 76ers and the points.