NBA odds preview - Grizzlies vs. 76ers
Memphis Grizzlies vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds
A key NBA battle sees the visiting Grizzlies travelling to Philadelphia Monday to face the 76ers on Monday.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The 76ers currently sports a record of 18-25, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 19-24 ATS. The Grizzlies are 28-15 and 25-17-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the 76ers post a 24-19 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Grizzlies have gone 15-27-1 against the number.
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the 76ers installed as 2.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including , at 178.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The 76ers sit at No. 26 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Grizzlies are at No. 4 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Grizzlies will win this game 97-89.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 93.3 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 1 at 89.2 PPG. The 76ers field goal percentage has averaged 44.3% so far, more than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 43.5% 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. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in scoring on their home court.
The Grizzlies were a 91-83 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (174) made winners of UNDER bettors. Zach Randolph poured in 20 points and chipped in with 13 rebounds in a losing cause for Memphis on Sunday, as the Hornets rolled to a 91-83 victory over Memphis at FedExForum.
Philadelphia won its last outing, a 97-80 result against the Knicks on January 26. The 76ers covered in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 177 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Knicks were burned for 35 points by Jrue Holiday on Saturday as the 76ers picked up a 97-80 win at Wells Fargo Center.
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing New Orleans are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing New York are 5-5
After a win are 2-8
A few Grizzlies at 76ers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 8 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Memphis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Philadelphia's last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Memphis at Oklahoma City, Thursday, January 31
Philadelphia home to Washington, Wednesday, January 30