Grizzlies vs. Nets - 2/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (21-29) at Memphis Grizzlies (38-13)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -11.5 -- Over/Under: 190 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, TSOH
The Brooklyn Nets and Memphis Grizzlies square off Tuesday night at the FedExForum.
The Brooklyn Nets have split their last six games and continue a long road trip. On the season, the Nets are averaging 95.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting and are allowing 99.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Joe Johnson is averaging 15.6 points and 3.7 assists while Brook Lopez is averaging 15.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Deron Williams is dishing 6.2 assists and Mason Plumlee is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are now 3-3 SU since the return of Williams and aren’t helping themselves in the playoff race. The inconsistent play for the Nets starts on defense where they’ve allowed 100 or more points in eight of their last 10 games and are allowing 46.3 percent shooting from the field in their last five games.
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The Memphis Grizzlies are back on one of their streaks with wins in nine of their last 10 games. On the season, the Grizzlies are averaging 100.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting and are allowing 95.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 18.5 points and 8.1 rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 17.4 points and 5.4 assists. Zach Randolph is grabbing 12.1 rebounds and Jeff Green is shooting 40.4 percent from the field. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing just 42.9 percent shooting in their last five games and have allowed 90 or less points in three straight games. The Grizzlies have won 11 of their last 12 games when allowing less than 100 points.
The Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Grizzlies are 7-2-2 ATS in their last 11 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Memphis and the road team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
I continue to shy away from the Grizzlies and large chalk simply because their offense can be hit and miss. The Nets have been playing better since Williams returned and are thinking playoffs at this point. I don't love the pick but if forced to side with either, I'd take the points.