Miami Heat vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 3/21/14
Memphis Grizzlies (40-27) at Miami Heat (46-20)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies take the trip to the American Airlines Arena tonight to battle with the Miami Heat.
The Grizzlies have won six of their last seven games and will be looking for a third straight win tonight after their 96-86 win over the Jazz last Wednesday. Zach Randolph led the way with 21 points, Marc Gasol had 20 and Mike Conley added 18 as the Grizzlies jumped out of the gates to an early 18-point lead in the first half and never looked like losing. With the win, Memphis improves to 40-27 overall leaves them just above the eighth-placed Dallas on percentage points alone.
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Over in the Eastern Conference, the Heat have lost six of their last nine games and will be looking to bounce back from a 101-96 loss at Boston on Wednesday. With LeBron James in street clothes, Dwyane Wade led six players in double figures with 17 points while Chris Andersen added 16 points in just 20 minutes off the bench, but despite leading by 38-24 early in the second quarter, the Heat just couldn't find a way past the Cetlics who shot over 50 percent from the field and 13 of 28 from the three-point line. With the loss, Miami drops to 46-20 which leaves them three games clear of first place in the East.
In ATS trends, the Grizzlies are 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 games against a team above .600 and 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games against a team with a winning record, while the Heat are 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Miami.
I'm already leaning towards the Grizzlies who have been in much better form, but I'll have to wait for the line before I make my pick.