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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Brooklyn Nets - 01/04/2019 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Brooklyn Nets and Memphis Grizzlies meet Friday in NBA action at the FedExForum.

The Brooklyn Nets look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 111 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 47.1 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 18 points and 6.3 assists while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 17.5 points and 2.5 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have split their last six road games.

The Memphis Grizzlies could use a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 101.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 102.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 19.9 points and 6.3 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 16 points and 8.5 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and JaMychal Green is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost four of their last five home games.

The Nets are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Grizzlies are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Friday games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Nets are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Memphis. The under is 6-2 in Grizzlies last 8 overall. The over is 20-8 in Nets last 28 vs. NBA Southwest.

The Brooklyn Nets continue to be one of the biggest surprises in the league, which includes wins in 10 of their last 13 games and 47.1 percent shooting in their last five games. The Nets are loaded with confidence and seem to thrive in the underdog role. The Memphis Grizzlies went from being one of the top teams in the west to falling off a cliff, and now there's reports of players fighting in the locker room in team meetings. It's a complete mess with the Grizzlies right now and laying chalk with them is something I won't do. Give me the Nets and the points.

Brooklyn Nets +4.5

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