Memphis Grizzlies vs. Miami Heat - 12/29/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (18-11) at Memphis Grizzlies (17-16)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
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The Miami Heat and Memphis Grizzlies square off Tuesday night at the FedExForum.
The Miami Heat could use a victory after splitting their last six games. The Miami Heat are averaging 96.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 94.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 18.7 points and 4.4 assists while Chris Bosh is averaging 18.2 points and 8.1 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11 rebounds and Goran Dragic is dishing 5.3 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12.7 turnovers per game. The Miami Heat have won four of their last six road games.
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The Memphis Grizzlies could use a nice win after splitting their last eight games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 96.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 99.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 16.2 points and 7.6 rebounds while Zach Randolph is averaging 13.4 points and 8.1 rebounds. Mike Conley is dishing 5.9 assists and Jeff Green is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.2 turnovers per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won four of their last six home games. Matt Barnes is suspended.
The Heat are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 7-3-2 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest. The Grizzlies are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southeast and 21-8 ATS in their last 29 Tuesday games. The Heat are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Memphis and 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Heat have to want the victory here badly after blowing a 16-point lead last night to the Nets. I also don't trust the Grizzlies, as their offense continues to struggle. Don't like this game much, but if forced to pick, I'm siding with the points.