Philadelphia 76ers vs Memphis Grizzlies betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game. Two MVP candidates go at it tonight in Philadelphia as the 76ers host Ja Morant and the surging Memphis Grizzlies. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
With a run of 14 wins in their last 17 games the Sixers are picking up steam and climbing the Eastern Conference standings. They are now 3rd in the standings, just a game and a half behind 1st placed Miami and this is all without their All-Star Ben Simmons who is yet to play a minute this season.
Joel Embiid has decided to carry the franchise on his back, he is doing an incredible job over the past month or so averaging 35.2 points, 11. Rebounds and 4.4 assists per game on almost 55% shooting from the field. If it wasn’t for Nikola Jokic, he would be the frontrunner for MVP right now, but there’s still a lot of regular season left and if Embiid continues this he might very well win it.
Team success is always important when it comes to that award, Philly has had a lot of it lately with 5 wins in their last 6 games. They are also 5-1 SU in their last 6 home games.
One more player that definitely deserves to be in the conversation for MVP is Ja Morant who has also been playing out of his mind lately. His team is 16-3 over their last 19 games and on the road they’ve covered in 14 of their last 17 games played. Over his last 10 games Morant is averaging 30 points, 6.7 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game shooting almost 50% which is a really good for his position.
He comes into tonight’s game after scoring 34, 30, 41, 35 and 38 points in his last 5 outings and Philadelphia will have it’s hands full in trying to stop him. Memphis fans will be encouraged entering tonight’s game as their team has now beaten 8 of their last 9 opponents from the Eastern Conference and against the Sixers in head-to-head meetings they are 14-3 SU over the last 17 meetings.
Both teams have been on fire lately, I’d say Philly has had an easier schedule so that might have made them look better than they actually are. Memphis on the other hand is 16-8 on the road and covered 17 times in 24 games away from home. Go with the road squad and the extra points here.
Memphis Grizzlies +3.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Philadelphia 76ers vs Memphis Grizzlies Predictions & Odds
The 3 most recent meetings have all seen less than 219.5 points scored which is the projected total for tonight’s game. Philadelphia’s defense has been on point over their last 3 games holding opponents to just 101, 87 and 107 points resulting in 3 wins. Memphis has also done a solid job against Washington last time out holding them to just 95 points.
If we analyze the last 10 meetings head-to-head we can see that the average number of points scored in those games has been just 210.5 per game, which would put us under the total fairly comfortably here.
Philadelphia has gone under the total in 8 of their last 12 games overall and in 5 of 7 against Western Conference opponents. At home their record stands at 8-15 on the O/U this season, which is normal considering they play only the 27th fastest pace in the league averaging 98.2 possessions per game. This being a home game for them they should control the tempo, so expect them to slow things down as that’s the only way they can stop Ja Morant here. Go with the under.
Under 219.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365