Memphis Grizzlies (@3.5) vs Miami Heat (@1.33)

Our Prediction:

Miami Heat will win

Memphis Grizzlies – Miami Heat Match Prediction | 24-08-2019 19:40

Center Marc Gasol delivered 26 points and 14 boards off the rim, PG Mike Conley followed with 15 and six assists, PFs Jaren Jackson Jr. The Memphis Grizzlies will head towards the Vice City to tussle with the Heat at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. and Jamaychal Green contributed 12 points each for Memphis. Memphis recently ended its 6-game slump after knocking the San Antonio Spurs off their horses with a score of 96-86 at home Wednesday night. The Grizzlies built a 11-point advantage at the half and never looked back.

As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. The Heat are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 11th. Miami is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league.

Since Mike Conley went down early in the season, the Grizzlies have been woefully dependant on these two players. Who can help Gasol and Evans? They also contribute 10.2 of the teams 22.5 assists (45%), and take 9.2 of Memphis 18.8 free throw attempts (49%). The team has scored just 95.2 points in this time, of which Evans and Gasol average 37.6, or just under 40%. This over-reliance has clearlybeen detrimental, as they have won just one game out of 13 since Conley stopped playing.

The Grizzlies are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 107 is ranked 6th. Memphis is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st.

Miami HEAT at Memphis Grizzlies Game Preview

The Heat have a record of 11-16. They have a point differential of -1.3 as they average 107.2 points per game while giving up 108.6 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 16-11. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 102.9 points per contest and give up 102.1, which is a point differential of 0.9.

They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league. Miami averages 107.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they give up 22.0 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.8 per game. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 27th in those defensive categories. They average 47.1 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 8th and 22nd in those offensive categories. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. The Heat allow 108.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league.

That, more than anything, is why the scoring margin was upwards of 40 points at one point in the second half. So its very important for them to get and play off of stops in order for their offense to balance out to around league average and allow the defense to create a positive scoring margin, especially when Goran Dragi isnt on the court to create. As it stands on Thursday, the HEAT have either the No. Their reliance on getting stops is exacerbated against elite half-court defenses like Utah (or like Utah usually is), so when the Jazz came out hitting just about everything the put up on Wednesday night, the HEAT were left constantly trying to make up the margin against a set defense. 27 or No. Couper Moorhead: There is a natural inclination to ball this game up and throw it away which, given how just about nothing worked or went Miamis way in Utah, is completely fair. But the loss does give us a reason to take a momentary look at the synergistic relationship between Miamis offense and defense. 28 half-court in the league, where their offensive rebounding has been their saving grace, and they are about 16 points per 100 possessions better when playing in transition.

The Miami Heat is 6th in the East with a 19-20 win/loss slate and ranks 16th in the League. The Heat warms up with 47.3 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 6.0 blocks, and 7.8 steals per outing. The team is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 matches and 4-2 SU in its last 6 home games against the Grizzlies. Leading the Heat in scoring prowess is PG Josh Richardson with 18.1 ppg, 40.9% in FG shooting, and 86.1% from the FT line. Miami is radiating with 106.5 ppg at 43.9% from the field and contains other teams to 105.6 ppg.

During the game, Justin Timberlake tweeted out a video showing him making half-court shots on the Grizzlies' practice court in Memphis. ... It was the first game at Miami for Joakim Noah since Dec. 6, 2016. He had a concert in their building Saturday night. ... Mack and Jaren Jackson each had 13 points for Memphis. ... Grizzlies: Memphis opened on a 19-7 run, then had a 17-4 run later in the half - yet still went into the break down 63-61.

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The public betting for this game currently is unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 196.5 points. According to oddsmakers at, the Heat are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -5 points against Memphis.