Heat vs. Grizzlies Prediction
Will tonight's Miami Heat and Memphis Grizzlies game be low-scoring for bettors? Tip-off for this matchup is set for 8:00 p.m. ET.
Who Oddsmakers Like: Memphis. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Grizzlies are 1.5-point home favorites versus the Heat, who opened as 2-point road favorites. As for the total, the number currently sits at 194.5 points after hitting the board at 196.
Who Public Bettors Like: As of Monday morning, 62% of the betting public is on the Grizzlies but 51% of the money is currently on the underdog Heat.
Injury Report: Three players are out for the Heat, including Hassan Whiteside, who is dealing with a knee injury. Okaro White (foot) and Rodney McGruder (leg) are also out.
On the other side, the Grizzlies will be without Mike Conley (Achilles), Brndan Wright (groin) and Wayne Selden (quad).
Who We Like: The under. The under is 7-1-1 in the last nine meetings between these two teams in Memphis. The under is also 7-1 in the Heat's last eight games, is 5-0 in their last five games playing on only one day of rest and is 8-0 in their last eight road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of less than .400. The under is 11-2 in the Heat's last 13 games coming off a win of more than 10 points, too.
On the other side, the under is 6-2 in the Grizzles' last eight home games, is 5-2 in their last seven Monday games, and is 8-3 in their last 11 games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous contest. Finally, the under is 7-1 in Memphis' last eight games playing on one day of rest.
MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: HEAT/GRIZZLIES UNDER 194.5