Grizzlies face Nets: NBA odds preview
Memphis Grizzlies vs Brooklyn Nets Odds
A key NBA battle sees the visiting Grizzlies travelling to Brooklyn Sunday to face the Nets on Sunday.
Brooklyn battles the Grizzlies, currently with a 36-18 mark (31-22-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 24-32 for the Nets and 23-30-1 for the Grizzlies. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Nets at No. 16 and the Grizzlies at No. 8 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 97-94 result in favor of the Grizzlies.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Brooklyn's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 95.6 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 2 at 89.9 PPG. The Nets field goal percentage has averaged 44.1% so far, almost the same as the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.
Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, giving up 93.2 points per game. Brooklyn, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.
Memphis won its last outing, an 88-82 result against the Magic on February 22. The Grizzlies failed to cover in that game as a 14-point favorite, while the 170 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Grizzlies grabbed an 88-82 win over the Magic on Friday, behind a 19-point effort from Marc Gasol at FedExForum.
Brooklyn lost its last outing, a 106-96 result against the Rockets on February 22. The Nets failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 202 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Brooklyn got 27 points from Brook Lopez en route to a 106-96 loss against Houston on Friday at Barclays Center.
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Dallas are 7-3
After playing Orlando are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing New Orleans are 3-7
After playing Houston are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3
A few Grizzlies at Nets trends to consider:
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 6 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 6 games when playing at home against Memphis
Brooklyn is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Brooklyn is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
Memphis home to Dallas, Wednesday, February 27
Brooklyn at New Orleans, Tuesday, February 26