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Grizzlies vs Nets Preview

Brooklyn NetsMemphis Grizzlies
4-12November 30, 2013, 08:00 | FedExForum8-7

The Grizzlies will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Nets tip off at FedExForum on Saturday in NBA play.

This season the Grizzlies are 8-7 overall and 5-10 ATS against the number, while the Nets are 4-12 and 5-11 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Memphis is 8-7 on the OU, and Brooklyn is 9-6-1.

View Brooklyn Nets vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

This game matches up the No. 17 (Grizzlies) and the No. 21 (Nets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 88-83 result in favor of the Grizzlies is predicted by handicapping models.

Last time out for Brooklyn, they were a 114-95 loser as they battled the Rockets on the road. The Nets failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point underdog, while 209 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Mirza Teletovic scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Nets to victory (they lost 114-95 to Houston at Toyota Center on Friday).

In their last action, Memphis was a 100-93 winner on the road against the Celtics. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (193) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Jerryd Bayless scored 22 points leading the Grizzlies to a 100-93 victory over Boston at TD Garden on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 93.93 PPG, against a Nets defense that ranks No. 29 at 103.25 PPG. The Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 45.52% so far, more than the Nets shooters have achieved on the year, 43.14% per game.

Next up:
Brooklyn home to Denver, Tuesday, December 3rd
Memphis home to Phoenix, Tuesday, December 3rd