Memphis Grizzlies (0-2) at Brooklyn Nets (2-1)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 28, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -7.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Brooklyn Nets meet Monday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies could use a win here to rebound from an 0-2 record. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 115.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 126.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 36 points and eight assists while Dillon Brooks is averaging 17.5 points and three rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Anderson is grabbing 12 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The Brooklyn Nets look for a win to build on their 2-1 record. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 124 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 97 points on 37.6 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 31.5 points and six assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 25.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is grabbing four rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 46.9 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50 rebounds per game.
The Grizzlies are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Nets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Grizzlies last 6 overall. The under is 4-1 in Nets last 5 overall. The Grizzlies are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Brooklyn and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Memphis Grizzlies continue to struggle since the bubble, as the defensive effort isn't there and they continue to pile up the failed covers along with the straight up losses. The Brooklyn Nets are on the end of a back to back, but they should be motivated after losing to the Hornets and the offensive production is still there. Thick line, but I'm not looking to back the Grizzlies in their current form, especially against these Nets.