Brooklyn Nets vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 3/4/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Memphis Grizzlies (30-31) at Brooklyn Nets (27-33)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -2 -- Over/Under: 225
TV: FSSE, YES
The Memphis Grizzlies and Brooklyn Nets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 112.7 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 114.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 17.6 points and seven assists while Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 16.9 points and 4.7 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 11 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Brooklyn Nets need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 110.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 20.9 points and 6.8 assists while Caris LeVert is averaging 16.3 points and 3.7 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Taurean Prince is grabbing six rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.3 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have won five of their last six home games.
The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 5-1 in Grizzlies last 6 overall. The under is 7-2 in Nets last 9 games playing on 0 days rest. The Grizzlies are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn Nets are on the end of a back to back, but they're at home where they play consistent ball with wins in five of their last six tries, and they're a profitable 16-13 against the spread. The Memphis Grizzlies look like a young team that's running out of gas, and while they have the rest advantage, I don't trust them on the road where they've lost five of their last seven and have failed to cover four of their last five. I'm laying the bucket with the Brooklyn Nets at home.