Grizzlies vs. 76ers - 1/24/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (8-35) at Memphis Grizzlies (30-12)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -17 -- Over/Under: 192.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, TSOH
The Philadelphia 76ers and Memphis Grizzlies play Saturday night at the FedExForum.
The Philadelphia 76ers have lost seven of their last 10 games and begin a two-game road trip. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 90.1 points on 40.9 percent shooting and are allowing 102.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 15.6 points and 7.1 assists while Robert Covington is averaging 12.5 points and 4.3 rebounds. Henry Sims is grabbing 5.7 rebounds and K.J. McDaniels is shooting 39.2 percent from the field. The Philadelphia 76ers have started winning games as of late but are shooting just 39.9 percent from the field in their last five games. The struggling offense is only going to continue with leading scorer Tony Wroten being shut down the rest of the season. The 76ers have won five of their eight games on the road.
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The Memphis Grizzlies have won five of their last six games and play their fourth straight home contest. On the season, the Grizzlies are averaging 101.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting and are allowing 97.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 19.3 points and 8.2 rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 17.9 points and 5.9 assists. Zach Randolph is grabbing 11.9 rebounds and Jeff Green is shooting 38.1 percent from the field. The Memphis Grizzlies are getting back to their defensive ways, as they’ve allowed less than 100 points in four of their last five games and are allowing teams to shoot 41.4 percent during that stretch. The Grizzlies have won 10 of their last 12 games when allowing less than 100 points. The Grizzlies are 17-5 SU on their home court.
The 76ers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Grizzlies are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Atlantic and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The 76ers are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings and the underdog is 15-7-1 ATS in the last 23 meetings.
Not sure why oddmakers keep giving the 76ers these massive point cushions considering they've done a decent job of covering them. Sure, this has the potential to get ugly but how many times do we see the Grizzlies win in a blowout? This line is insane.