Memphis Grizzlies (12-8) vs Brooklyn Nets (8-14)Date : 11/30/2018
Time : 7:30 pm EST
Location : Barklays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Memphis Grizzlies vs Brooklyn Nets
The Memphis Grizzlies will travel to Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York, to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Time,. The Brooklyn Nets come into this matchup losers of their last four games as they were 101 – 91 home losers to the Utah Jazz in their last outing as Spencer Dinwiddie led the team with 18 points while D’Angelo Russell chipped in 14 points along with seven assists on a dismal shooting night for the home team.
The Memphis Grizzlies have also been on a losing skid lately as they enter the game on a 3 game losing streak with their last loss coming at the hands of the Toronto Raptors by a 122 – 114 score. In this outing, the Raptors hit seven 3-pointers in the fourth quarter in which to pull away from the Grizzlies and get the much-needed victory. The Grizzlies are 4-0 against the spread in the last four meetings at Barclays Center while the over has been the play in 13 of the last 16 meetings in Brooklyn as well.
Memphis Grizzlies's Latest Performance :
The Memphis Grizzlies have averaged 104 points during their current losing streak while the defense has given up an average of 114 points per game. Nonetheless, Memphis allowed the Toronto Raptors, their last opponent, to put up 122 points as Kyle Lowry led Toronto in scoring with 24 points on the night while Kawhi Leonard finished with 17 points along with 10 rebounds in the huge road win. On the other hand, the Grizzlies shot over 50% from the field for the night as Marc Gasol and Mike Conley illustrated their value to the team, once again, in putting up 27 and 20 points, respectively, for Memphis in the loss.
The Grizzlies had an early lead early in the third quarter as they went up by 12 points at the break after scoring 71 points in the first half; However, the Raptors were resilient in their approach as they rallied in the second half thanks to Lowry, Leonard, along with Fred Van Vleet all making big shots along the way in which to pull out a huge victory for the road team.
The Grizzlies will certainly like to get back on track as they are only one game above the Dallas Mavericks in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference. With that being said, they will look for a better defensive performance as well as more balance on the offensive end in which to give themselves a chance to pick up a win versus is struggling Brooklyn Nets squad.
Brooklyn Nets's Latest Performance :
In their last outing, the Brooklyn Nets had no answers for Donovan Mitchell as the Utah guard scored 29 points en route to the victory for the visitors. On the other hand, Brooklyn Shot 35% for the night while only converting on 11 – 33 Point attempts in the contest. As stated, Dinwiddie and Russell were the leading scorers for the Nets while Jared Allen and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson each had 14 points as well as the Nets were simply not able to remain consistent on either side of the floor in which to keep the game close and pull out a victory.
This has been the mantra in 2018 for the Nets as they have not been able to get it done on either side of the floor. And while the team is shooting 44% from the field for the year they are allowing their opponents to score over 111 points per game on 46% shooting. Nonetheless, the Nets continue to struggle as they have only won two games in their last 10 outings, yet, will look to come out of their funk versus a physical Memphis team that has recently been bit by a lack of production on the offensive in as well.
How Memphis Grizzlies & Brooklyn Nets Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Memphis is 12 – 8 ATS while the OU is 9-11
Brooklyn is 10 – 12 ATS while the OU is 11 – 11
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Look for this matchup to be one where Memphis will certainly need to come out the victor. As stated, they have really taken a slide lately while also being pursued heavily by the Dallas Mavericks in the division. With that being the case, look for the Grizzlies to come out looking to establish themselves on the offensive end, first and foremost, as this has been their weak point throughout their losing skid. On the other hand, also look for the road team to also assert themselves and their physical style of play on the defensive end as well as the Nets have truly struggled in this area all season.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Memphis Grizzlies
My reason for the pick :
Look for the Grizzlies to pull out a convincing win over the Nets in this contest on Friday night as their veteran experience will allow them to maintain their consistency on the offensive end versus a struggling Brooklyn team while the defense will serve to neutralize an inconsistent offense for the youthful Nets. In all, this will certainly be a slow-paced, yet competitive match up versus two teams that are both looking to come out of major funk early in the season.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
I will back the under in this contest as it has been the play in three of the last five games for the Memphis Grizzlies while also being the result in three of the last five games for the Brooklyn Nets. With that being the case, when one combines this with the fact that Memphis will certainly be looking to buckle down even more on the defensive end due to the lack of production on offense, one has to really pick the under as a strong pick in this contest.
Betting trends for Memphis Grizzlies:
- Over is 4-0 in Grizzlies last 4 Friday games.
Grizzlies are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest.
Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games.
Betting trends for Brooklyn Nets:
- Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Under is 4-1 in Nets last 5 games following a straight up loss.
Nets are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.