Memphis Grizzlies vs. Brooklyn Nets - 10/31/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (0-1) at Memphis Grizzlies (1-1)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -12 -- Over/Under: 191.5 See the Latest Odds
The Brooklyn Nets look to avoid another loss when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies tonight.
The Nets were looking to bounce back after falling by 15 points to the Bulls in their season opener, but things just went from bad to worse as they ran into the Spurs and got trounced 102-75 last night. Brook Lopez led hte scoring with 17 points while Jarrett Jack added 12 points, but despite leading by as many as 10 points in the first half, it all fell apart in the second half where they were outscored by 60-28. The Nets desperately needed more from Joe Johnson who scored just two points and Thaddeus Young who added nine points, but despite the strong start to the game, the Nets were always going to come out second best against a Spurs team that is simply stacked.
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Meanwhile, the Grizzlies were able to register their first win of the season by beating the Pacers 112-103 on Thursday night. Marc Gasol led the way with 20 points, Mike Conley had 13 points and 10 assists while Beno Udrih added 13 points off the bench as the Grizzlies pulled away late and snatched the win on a dominant 39-28 fourth quarter effort. Overall, it was a very solid team performance from the Grizzlies who improve to 1-1 on the season.
In ATS trends, the Nets are 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games against a team with a losing record and 1-4 ATS in their last five games playing on zero days rest, while the Grizzlies are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five home games and 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games against a team with a losing record.
Head to head, the Nets are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Memphis and the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall.
The Grizzlies aren't exactly a team known for blowing out their opponents, but I just can't find it in my heart to take the slumping Nets playing on the second night of a back to back set. I'm taking the Grizzlies by double digits in this one.