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NBA Matchup - Heat Grizzlies Odds Preview

Memphis GrizzliesMiami Heat
March 1, 8:00 PM | AmericanAirlines Arena

Memphis Grizzlies vs Miami Heat Odds

38-18TEAM RECORD41-14

AmericanAirlines Arena features an NBA battle between the host Miami Heat and the visiting Memphis Grizzlies in betting action on Friday.

The Heat sport records of 41-14 and 29-26 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Grizzlies sit at 38-18 and 32-23-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 29-26 for the Heat and 23-32-1 for the Grizzlies. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Memphis vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Heat installed as 8-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 190.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Heat - Grizzlies odds would favor the Heat if the lines were set according to power ranks. Miami is rated No. 9 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Grizzlies sit at No. 10. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 103-100 win for the Heat.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 103.9 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 1 at 89.5 PPG. The Heat field goal percentage has averaged 49.7% so far, more than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 44% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Grizzlies own the league's No. 2-rated mark, allowing 92.3 points per game when playing on the road. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring on their home court.

The Grizzlies were a 90-84 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (174) made winners of UNDER bettors. Memphis got 22 points and 10 rebounds from Zach Randolph en route to a 90-84 victory over Dallas on Wednesday at FedExForum.

The Heat were a 141-129 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as favorites, while the total score (270) made winners of OVER bettors. Sacramento was victimized by LeBron James for 40 points as the Heat defeated the Kings 141-129 in NBA action on Tuesday.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Orlando are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing New York are 7-3
After playing Sacramento are 2-8
After a win are 10-0

A few Grizzlies at Heat trends to consider:
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing Miami
Memphis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami's last 10 games

Next up:
Memphis at Orlando, Sunday, March 3
Miami at New York, Sunday, March 3