Grizzlies vs. Heat 10/24/14 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, Prediction
Miami Heat at Memphis Grizzlies
Friday October 24
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The Miami Heat and Memphis Grizzlies play a Friday preseason game at the FedExForum.
The Miami Heat have won three straight games and are 3-4 overall in the preseason. Chris Bosh continues to thrive in his new role as the Heat’s No. 1 option, as he’s produced 43 points and 13 rebounds in his last two games. Dwyane Wade is 16-27 from the field in his last two contests and has racked up nine assists. James Ennis has played a combined three minutes in Miami’s last two games and appears he’ll start the season on the bench. Despite going 0-7 from the field in the Heat’s last game, rookie Shabazz Napier has really picked it up lately and has made a strong case for point guard minutes this season. The Miami Heat are starting to figure things out at the right time and will be a close watch this season.
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The Memphis Grizzlies are 3-4 in the preseason and are still looking for some offensive consistency. One guy who could be the answer for Memphis on the offensive end is Quincy Pondexter, who has a combined 46 points and five assists in his last three games. Marc Gasol is heating up from the field at the right time, as he’s 19-29 in his last three games and has also done a nice job of crashing the boards. Kosta Koufos is 7-10 from the field in his last two games and could see more minutes this season if he can continue being effective. Expect a better game from Zach Randolph after going 4-12 from the field and turning the ball over four times in the Grizzlies last game. The Memphis Grizzlies are what they are but need more offensive production if they’re going to seriously compete in the West.
The Miami Heat and the points has paid off the last two games, why not try for a third time?