Philadelphia 76ers vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 12/22/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (15-14) at Philadelphia 76ers (1-28)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +9.5 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies travel to the Wells Fargo Center to take on the lowly Philadelphia 76ers tonight.
The Grizzlies were desperate for a win after losing four of their last five games and they got that by beating the Pacers by 96-84 on Saturday. Mike Conley led the offense with 20 points and eight assists, Marc Gasol added 19 points, 12 rebounds and six assists while Matt Barnes had 15 points but this win was all about defense as the Grizzlies held the Pacers to 39 percent shooting. Paul George still ended up with 29 points, but he had to work for it as he shot just eight of 22, while the in-form CJ Miles was held scoreless for the first time this season. With the much-needed win, Memphis improved to 15-14 on the season and 9-6 at home.
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Meanwhile, the 76ers are coming off yet another loss, falling to the Cavaliers in a 108-86 blowout on Sunday. Nerlens Noel led the team with 15 points and 12 rebounds while TJ McConnell and JaKarr Sampson added 10 points each, but no other Sixers player finished in double figures as the team shot a miserable 35 percent from the field while committing 19 turnovers. With the loss, Philadelphia is now a terrible 1-28 on the season and 0-17 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in their last four games following a win and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games against a team below .500, while the 76ers are 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 home games and 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Head to head, the Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Philadelphia and 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.
The Grizzlies aren't really known for blowing out teams as they're more accustomed to slowing down the pace and grinding out the win, but they'll be pretty disappointed if they don't blow away the hapless 76ers by double digits in this one.