Memphis Grizzlies vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 3/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (46-26) at Memphis Grizzlies (50-21)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +2 -- Over/Under: 194 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers invade the Fedex Forum to battle the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have won nine of their last 11 and will be going for a fourth straight win after taking down the Bucks by 108-90 on Sunday. Kyrie Irving had a nice game of 20 points and seven assists while JR Smith made seven threes en route to 23 points, but it was really LeBron James who turned it on late and took over the game, finishing with 28 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. As a team, the Cavs really didn't look like themselves in the first half, but they dominated the second half by 64-37, forcing turnover after turnover while finding Smith who was left open too often. With the win, Cleveland improved to 46-26 overall and 20-17 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies have won five of their last six overall and will be looking for a fourth straight win after cruising past the Knicks in a 103-82 win on Monday. Zach Randolph continued his strong form with a team-high 23 points on nine of 12 shooting while Marc Gasol added 21 points as the Grizzlies recovered from a slow start to the game to beat the Knicks and improve to 50-21 on the season, giving them a 2 1/2 game cushion over Houston who currently occupy the third spot in the Western Conference.
In ATS trends, the Cavs are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall, while the Grizzlies are 7-0-1 ATS in their last eight games against a team above .600 and 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games.
Head to head, the Cavs are 12-3 ATS in the last 15 meetings overall and 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings in Memphis.
The Cavs have already beaten the Grizzlies by 105-91 back on Dec. 21 and all the stats and trends are suggesting more of the same in this one. However, if you're looking for a bit of an upset, this could be the game where the Grizzlies exact some revenge, especially since they haven't loss to the Cavs at home since the 2009-10 season.