Memphis Grizzlies at Miami Heat Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 12/26/2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM
American Airlines Arena in Miami
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The Memphis Grizzlies will head out on the road on Saturday night to take on the Miami Heat in a game between two of the top 10 defenses in the NBA.
The first time these two teams played this season, the Grizzlies were able to easily beat the Heat by the score of 103-87 at home. Power forward Jon Leuer had one of his better games in that one, finishing with 20 points, 12 rebounds and two steals.
In his 14 games against the Heat, Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley has scored 13.4 points per game while dishing out 5.7 assists per game. Center Marc Gasol has averaged 12.5 points and 8.8 boards per game against the Heat in his career, while power forward Zach Randolph has scored 17.5 points per game and grabbed 9.5 rebounds per game against them.
The Heat were able to hold the Cleveland Cavaliers to just 17 fourth-quarter points on Thursday to help them pull off a 101-91 home win. They ended up with a 43-37 rebounding advantage in that game and forced the Cavs into committing 15 turnovers.
Through 30 games this year, the Heat are at the bottom of the Eastern Conference in rebounding with just over 35 boards per game. Small forward Luol Deng has made 50.2 percent of his field goals this season and is averaging 14.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
Memphis Grizzlies are 14-14-0 Against the Spread
Memphis Grizzlies are 15-12-0 against the Over/Under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
Miami Heat are 15-15-0 Against the Spread
Miami Heat are 12-18-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/26/14 G Tony Allen Eye is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Houston
12/25/14 G Beno Udrih Finger is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Houston
12/24/14 F Zach Randolph Knee "?" Friday vs Houston
12/26/14 C Chris Bosh Calf "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
12/26/14 C Justin Hamilton Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
12/15/14 F Josh McRoberts Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis
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