Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 12/20/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Memphis Grizzlies (10-18) at Cleveland Cavaliers (7-21)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers PK -- Over/Under: 224 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Friday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 110.6 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 116.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 18.8 points and 6.5 assists while Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 17.5 points and 4.8 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have split their last six road games.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 49.4 percent shooting. Colin Sexton is averaging 17.9 points and 2.4 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 15.9 points and 10.8 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 9.9 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost five of their last six home games.
The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cavaliers are 18-38-3 ATS in their last 59 games playing on 1 days rest, 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 home games and 4-14 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Grizzlies last 4 overall. The under is 8-2 in Cavaliers last 10 home games. The Grizzlies are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Cleveland and 7-19 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
The Cleveland Cavaliers haven't won back-to-back games in over a month and are being outscored by 7.1 points at home this season 6.6 points in their last five games. The Memphis Grizzlies are quietly playing good basketball over the last two weeks and are averaging 119.4 points on 48.6 percent shooting in their last five games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are just 10-17-1 ATS this season. While home teams usually get the nod in pick em spots, I'll lean toward the Grizzlies here, the team playing better and more promising basketball.