Miami Heat at Memphis Grizzlies - 3/17/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Memphis Grizzlies (17-19) vs Miami Heat (22-18)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 9:00 pm (FedExForum)
Betting Odds: Memphis Grizzlies +3 -- Over/Under: 220 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Miami Heat and Memphis Grizzlies meet Wednesday in NBA action at the FedExForum.
The Miami Heat look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 12 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 106.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.4 points and eight assists while Bam Adebayo is averaging 19.2 points and 9.5 rebounds. Tyler Herro is the third double-digit scorer and Goran Dragic is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.
The Memphis Grizzlies need a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 111.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 19.6 points and 7.6 assists while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 16.2 points and 11.9 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Anderson is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game.
The Heat are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Heat last 6 overall. The under is 8-2 in Grizzlies last 10 overall. The Heat are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Miami Heat are on the end of a back to back, which can cause problems against a young, athletic Grizzlies squad, but they're playing their best ball of the season and looking more and more like the team we saw in the NBA bubble. The Memphis Grizzlies have been on the struggle bus since the second half of the season started, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 3.2 points while allowing 47.9 percent shooting from the field. It's hard not to lay the bucket with the Heat given the way they're playing. I'll back Miami.