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Memphis Grizzlies vs Miami Heat Odds
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).
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 , 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.
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
Memphis at Orlando, Sunday, March 3
Miami at New York, Sunday, March 3