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Miami Heat vs Memphis Grizzlies Picks, Predictions and Betting Tips.

Miami Heat (20-22)
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Memphis Grizzlies (19-22)
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Miami Heat vs Memphis Grizzlies Picks, Predictions and Betting Tips. With Miami in prime position to reach the 2019 NBA playoffs, can they strengthen their chances against the 2nd worst team in the west this season.

Miami Heat vs Memphis Grizzlies Predictions

Miami Heat -4.5 Point Spread at 10/11 with bet365.
Under 197 Total Points at 10/11 with bet365.

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Reason for Miami Heat vs Memphis Grizzlies Betting tips

Miami are one of few teams to have a decent record both home and away this season. The Heat have gone 20-20 as we head into the second half of the season and find themselves in prime position to reach the 2019 playoffs. Miami aren’t a high scoring team averaging around 103 points per game this season, they also have the 5th best record for points given up with teams averaging around 105 points against them. 

Miami picked up a great home win over one of the conference favourites in Boston Celtics last time out. Dwayne Wade started on the bench for Miami but that didn’t stop him from picking up the team high with 19 points in 23 minutes on the court. This huge win has put Miami in great position to reach the off-season with an 82% projected chance of making the playoffs.

After a shocking season with just 22 wins last year, Memphis couldn’t have started any better finding themselves top of the West in November. Since then, they have lost 14 of their last 20 games and now sit second from bottom in the West. Memphis are currently the best defensive side in the league with teams averaging 102.5 points against them. Their offense is someone worse with the Grizzlies averaging under 102 points per game this season. 

Despite the poor record, Memphis picked up a huge 10 point win over San Antonio Spurs on last time out. Having lost to Spurs in the previous game, Memphis bounced back limiting Spurs to just 86 points on the night. Marc Gasol picked up 26 points and 14 rebounds while Jeff Green also grabbed a double double on the night. 

Miami have dominated Memphis in the past winning 3 straight games and 5 of the last 6 meetings. They have limited Memphis to just 89 points over those three games while averaging 97 themselves. Grizzlies really haven’t been at their best in recent games losing 7 of their last 8 and losing Dillon Brooks for the remainder of the season. Heat have covered the spread in 3 straight games against Memphis and I fancy them to extend it to 4 in this one. My prediction is Miami Heat -4 Point Spread at 10/11.

Both teams are great defensively and have seen some pretty low scoring games this season. The total has gone under in 6 of the last 7 on the road for Memphis and there is no reason to suggest it won’t go under again. My prediction is Under 197 Total Points at 10/11. 

Head to head

Miami have won 3 straight vs Memphis. Over the last 10 games, both teams have won 5 each.

Miami Heat Team News

Goran Dragic is ruled out for Miami.

Memphis Grizzlies Team News

Chandler Parsons is ruled out for Memphis with Dillon Brooks being ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Miami Heat vs Memphis Grizzlies Predictions

Miami Heat -4.5 Point Spread at 10/11 with bet365.
Under 197 Total Points at 10/11 with bet365.

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Our match preview predictions are fully researched and provided in good faith but no profits are guaranteed. Please gamble responsibly, you should only ever gamble with money you can afford to lose. Visit our responsible gambling guidelines for more information. 18+
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