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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 12/2/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Memphis Grizzlies (13-8) at Philadelphia 76ers (16-8)
Date & Time Sunday December 2, 2018, 6:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 212.5
TV Channel
NSPA, FSSE
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NBA | Memphis Grizzlies (13-8) at Philadelphia 76ers (16-8)
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Arena.

The Memphis Grizzlies could use a win here after losing three of their last four games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 104.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 45 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 21.1 points and 6.7 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 18.3 points and 9.7 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Garrett Temple is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won five of their last eight road games.

The Philadelphia 76ers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 114.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 27.5 points and 13.4 rebounds while JJ Redick is averaging 18.2 points and three assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.1 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won five of their last six home games.

The Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-17 ATS in their last 24 Sunday games. The 76ers are 27-13 ATS in their last 40 home games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Grizzlies last 5 overall. The over is 9-3 in 76ers last 12 overall.

The Memphis Grizzlies haven't been as good as they are at home on the road this season, and they're running into a hot 76ers squad. The Philadelphia 76ers are outscoring teams by nine points in their last five games and nine points at home overall this season. The 76ers have also been one of the best home covering teams in the league dating back to last season. So, while the Grizzlies continue to get dumped on by oddsmakers and have value when getting free points, the 76ers and the chalk at home is probably the right play here.

Pick:
Philadelphia 76ers -6.5

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