Memphis Grizzlies vs. Brooklyn Nets Pick-Odds-Prediction 11/30/13
Brooklyn Nets (4-12) at Memphis Grizzlies (8-7)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -9 -- Over/Under: 185.5 See the Latest Odds
The Brooklyn Nets head to Memphis on Saturday to square off against the Grizzlies.
The Memphis Grizzlies are sitting at 8-7 this season, and while Memphis has played well this year, undoubtedly, this team would like to have a better mark at this point. The Grizzlies are currently 5.5 back of the Spurs in the Southwest, and while the season is still young, you don’t want to fall too far behind too soon. The Grizzlies are once again getting it done with their defense this season, as Memphis is ranked sixth in the league right now, holding opponents to 95.9 points per game on average. The Grizzlies got a win last time out, defeating the Celtics on Wednesday in Boston 100-93, but still this team is just 3-2 in their last five.
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The Brooklyn Nets are 4-12 this season, and are definitely having a rough go of it. The Nets are having trouble finding any kind of consistent offensive production this season, which is evident by their 95.7 points per game average. The Nets are just 1-4 overall in their last five, and have dropped two straight heading into their meeting with the Grizzlies in Memphis on Saturday. The Nets faced the Rockets in Houston on Friday, and fell to Houston 114-95.
The Brooklyn Nets are just 5-10 against the spread this season, and when the Nets are on the road, Brooklyn is just 3-6 against the number. Brooklyn is also just 3-4 against the spread when the Nets are in non-conference games this season.
The Memphis Grizzlies are 5-9 against the spread this season, and when the Grizzlies are playing at home, Memphis is just 1-6 ATS. When Memphis is playing a game off of 2 days rest, the Grizzlies are 1-1 against the spread this season, and when Memphis is up against a team with a losing record, the Grizzlies are 2-3 ATS.
I'm taking the Grizzlies here. The Nets have been struggling all season long, and a big reason for the Grizzlies average numbers so far is their tough schedule. The Grizzlies get a break here, and take advantage of it, putting it to the Nets on Saturday.