The 36-18 Memphis Grizzlies will travel to face the 33-23 Brooklyn Nets in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday night. Tip off time from Brooklyn is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The NBA odds from this pro basketball game will come out on Sunday afternoon as point guard Deron Williams is probable with an ankle injury. Joe Johnson is questionable with a heel issue that forced him to miss the last game.
The team’s met back on January 25th with Memphis posting the 101-77 home win against the Nets as a -4 point betting favorite. The total landed over 177 points.
Memphis has a road record this season of 14-10. The team has played much better without the inefficient Rudy Gay in their line up. When you get a high volume 40% shooter out of your lineup you get better no matter how many points that shooter makes per game. The Grizzlies win their sixth straight after an 88-82 home win against the Orlando Magic as a -14 point betting favorite. The total landed under 186 ½ points. The Grizzlies took a 14 point lead after three quarters in the win. They shot 44.7% from the floor along with 3 of 16 from three. Memphis pulled down 10 more rebounds than the Magic and allowed Orlando just 41.7% shooting. Marc Gasol led the team with 19 points and 13 rebounds on 8 of 11 shooting. See you get better when a 50% shooter leads your team in scoring. Do the math.
Brooklyn has their four game win streak snapped in a 106-96 home defeat on Friday night to the Houston Rockets as a +1 ½ point underdog. The total landed under 207 ½ points. Shooting guard Joe Johnson did not play due to injury. The Nets shot 44% and hit on 10 of 30 from three against the worst defense in the NBA. They pulled down 11 more rebounds than the Rockets and lose because they allowed Houston 53.2% shooting. Brook Lopez led Brooklyn with 27 points and 6 rebounds on 13 of 21 shooting. Brooklyn struggles on the defensive end of the court as they are 26th in the NBA in field goal and three point defense. Teams hit on 46.4% from the field and 37.7% from the three point line against them this season.