Memphis Grizzlies vs. Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers look to snap their three game losing streak as they travel to Memphis to face the Grizzlies.  The 76ers are -1 point favorites over the Grizzlies with an over/under point total set at 181.5.

The Grizzlies were hoping to carry a five game winning streak heading into tonight’s showdown against Philly, however they fell to the Rockers 97-93 in a tough fought game on Monday night in Houston. Memphis, who had won six of seven heading in last night’s game, were led by Rudy Gay’s 23 points, however he needed 22 shots to get that.

The 76ers suffered their season high third straight loss as they fell in heartbreaking fashion, going down by the slimmest of margins in Minnesota on Sunday night. Up 91-90 with no much time left on the clock, Kevin Love was fouled with 0.1 seconds left on the clock and made both free throws to give the Timberwolves the win.

Head to head, the 76ers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings, while the underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The Grizzlies are 21-5-1 ATS in their last 27 games playing on 0 days rest and 17-6 ATS in their last 23 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, but just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The 76ers on the other hand are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a S.U. loss, but just  0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite of 0.5-4.5 and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.

Having not played in back to back games since the 10th, the 76ers have an edge on the Grizzlies who will be playing in their fourth game in five nights. While I’m not taking anything away from Memphis, their last two wins have both come on last second tip in’s, so we could of easily seen both teams coming into this game riding three game losing streaks. I could see Memphis pulling this one out, but I just think Philly will be hungrier for the win and they are due.

Pick

Philadelphia 76ers -1 Memphis Grizzlies

February 21, 2012 by : Posted in NBA, Sportsbook No Comments

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