Brooklyn Nets vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 3/5/14
Memphis Grizzlies (33-25) at Brooklyn Nets (28-29)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The playoff push continues tonight as the Memphis Grizzlies pay a visit to the Brooklyn Nets.
The Grizzlies have won seven of their last nine and will be going for a third straight win after clawing past the Wizards by 110-104 on Monday. Mike Conley had 20 points while Tayshaun Prince led the team with a season-high 21 points, but the game was in the paint where the Grizzlies outscored the Wizards 62-34. Leading by as many as 19 points in the fourth quarter, the Grizzlies should have kept the pressure on and put the game away, but the Wizards made six threes and cut the lead to just two with :08 left. Fortunately, Memphis was able to make their free throws and improve their season record to 34-25 which leaves them just one game behind the eighth-placed Dallas.
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Meanwhile, the Nets will be going for a fourth straight win tonight after cruising past the Bulls by 96-80 on Monday night. Deron Williams led the way with 20 points while Joe Johnson added 19, but the Nets won this game with defense, holding the Bulls to just 80 points and keep them out of their rhythm with 28 turnovers, 19 of which were steals. With the win, Brooklyn improves to 29-29 on the season and just one game behind the fourth-placed Washington in the Eastern Conference standings.
In ATS trends, the Grizzlies are 7-0-1 ATS in their last eight games after allowing 100 or more points in their previous game and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 road games, while the Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the road team is 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings and the Over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Brooklyn.
The Nets looked real good in their win over the Bulls in their last time out but I'd actually prefer a play on the Grizzlies here.