Miami Heat vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 12/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (13-11) at Miami Heat (12-9)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm (AmericanAirlines Arena)
The Line: Miami Heat -4 -- Over/Under: 190 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and Miami Heat square off Sunday at the American Airlines Arena.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for a nice victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 96 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 16.3 points and 7.7 rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 14.6 points and 6.2 assists. Zach Randolph is grabbing 8.9 rebounds and Mario Chalmers is dishing 2.5 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.3 turnovers per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won four of their last five road games.
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The Miami Heat need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Miami Heat are averaging 95.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 93.7 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 18.7 points and 4.6 assists while Chris Bosh is averaging 17.2 points and 8.6 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 10.4 rebounds and Goran Dragic is dishing 4.9 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12.8 turnovers per game. The Miami Heat have won five of their last seven home games. Josh McRoberts is questionable and Tyler Johnson is out.
The Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Heat are 5-17 ATS in their last 22 vs. NBA Southwest and 37-17-1 ATS in their last 55 Sunday games. The Grizzlies are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Two of the better defensive teams in the league, the edge has to go to the home team here. Miami plays head and shoulders better at home and the home team has won five of the last six meetings. I'll take the Heat and the reasonable number.