Philadelphia 76ers vs Memphis Grizzlies betting tips and predictions for Monday’s game in the NBA. Philadelphia looks to take advantage of the absence of Ja Morant as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
With 4 wins in 5 games the Philadelphia 76ers are finally playing like we’ve been used to from them and the main reason behind this has been the play of Joel Embiid. The big man has had 26 points and 9 rebounds in the 9-point home win over the league best Golden State Warriors, holding Curry to just 6-for-20 shooting. That was Philly’s 6th home win of the season, now they head out on the road where they have a better record of 9-6 after 15 games played. Speaking of records, they’ve struggled a bit vs the Grizzlies recently. In 16 games they’ve beaten them only 3 times and in their last 7 visits to FedEx Forum they are without a win. The positive thing ahead of tonight’s game for the Sixers is their health, they are without any major absences for the first time in a long time.
Memphis isn’t that lucky at the moment as they have 6 players either out or doubtful for tonight’s game. The biggest name on that list is their best player Ja Morant who hasn’t played since late November, without him the Grizzlies have actually gone on a 5-game win streak and have won 7 of 8 games. Over the weekend they beat the Houston Rockets 113-106 with Dillon Brooks leading the way with 25 points. What was most impressive in that win was their shooting from the field as they finished the game at exactly 50% of shots mate, something nobody saw coming without their best player on the floor. Memphis is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games, they are also 4-1 SU in their last 5 at home, however for some reason they struggle against Eastern Conference teams. They’ve gone just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 such games.
With Steven Adams also being doubtful here, Joel Embiid will have all the space he needs down low and I’m expecting another dominant performance from him. The Grizzlies just have too many injuries right now and I think Philadelphia is good enough to take advantage of this. Give me the Sixers to cover.
Memphis Grizzlies – Philadelphia 76ers Predictions & Odds
Philadelphia -2.0 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Memphis has been surprisingly good lately, especially on offense with both Morant and Jackson Jr. being out. Since Morant went out their defense has improved dramatically and as a result 5 of their last 7 games have all gone under the total. Same goes for Philadelphia as their last 4 of 5 vs Western Conference opponents have gone under the total. In the 10 most recent meetings the two teams are averaging 208.2 per game between them and the under has cashed twice in the 3 most recent clashes. As far as pace goes Memphis ranks 12th in the NBA, while the Sixers are dead last averaging just 95.8 possessions per game. I’m expecting great defense from both sides here and whoever gets more stops they will come out on top in this game. Back the under.
Under 210.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365