Grizzlies at 76ers - 12/22/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (15-14) at Philadelphia 76ers (1-28)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +9 -- Over/Under: 192.5 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers meet Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 95.9 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 100.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 16.2 points and 7.9 rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 14.7 points and six assists. Zach Randolph is grabbing 8.3 rebounds and Mario Chalmers is dishing 2.5 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.1 turnovers per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost three straight road games. Tony Allen is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Philadelphia 76ers need a win after a brutal 1-28 start to the season. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 91.2 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 104.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.6 points and eight rebounds while Robert Covington is averaging 12.7 points and 1.8 assists. Nerlens Noel is grabbing 7.9 rebounds and T.J. McConnell is dishing 5.2 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won five home games since March.
The Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-4-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Atlantic. The 76ers are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Philadelphia and 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.
The 76ers are not only still losing games at an insane right, but now they're not even covering these large numbers. While the Grizzlies have been a letdown so far, they should be able to win this game rather easily. I'll take the road team by double digits.