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Philadelphia 76ers vs Memphis Grizzlies in NBA odds tilt

Memphis GrizzliesPhiladelphia 76ers
38-27March 15, 2014, 07:30 | Wells Fargo Center15-50



The Philadelphia 76ers host Memphis on Saturday, looking to build on their 15-50 mark against the 38-27 Grizzlies in NBA action at Wells Fargo Center.

The Grizzlies will try to spoil the party on Saturday; they are 29-34-2 ATS against the number this season, while the 76ers are 24-41 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Memphis is 33-32 on the totals; Philadelphia is 31-33-1.View Memphis Grizzlies vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as -13.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 199 at BetOnline and other shops.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 12-rated Grizzlies taking on the No. 30-rated 76ers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 94-82 win for the Grizzlies on Saturday.

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The Grizzlies were a 99-86 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. Memphis got 16 points from Zach Randolph but lost anyway 99-86 against the Raptors on Friday at Air Canada Centre.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 101-94 result against the Pacers on March 14. The 76ers covered in that game as a 16.5-point underdog, while the 195 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Philadelphia got 25 points and 10 assists from Thaddeus Young in a losing cause in a 101-94 loss to Indiana on Friday at Wells Fargo Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 99.72 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 3 at 94.85 PPG. The 76ers field goal percentage has averaged 43.18% so far, less than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 46.14% per game.

Next up:
Memphis home to Utah, Wednesday, March 19th
Philadelphia at Indiana, Monday, March 17th

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