The NBA betting action goes on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, with the interconference showdown from FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, so we bring you the best Nets vs. Grizzlies betting pick and odds.
According to Bovada Sportsbook, the Grizzlies opened as small 2-point home favorites with a total of 236.5 points. Memphis has owned Brooklyn as of late, going 5-0 straight up and ATS in their last five encounters. Back on January 3, the Grizzlies easily outlasted the Nets 118-104 as 6.5-point road dogs in their first meeting of the 2021-22 season.
The Nets eye their third straight victory
The Brooklyn Nets (38-34; 29-40-3 ATS) are coming off a 114-106 victory to the Utah Jazz this past Monday. It was their second straight victory, as the Nets finished their three-game homestand on a high note.
Kevin Durant dominated Utah all night, finishing with 37 points (15-for-23 from the field), nine rebounds, and eight assists. The Nets put on a strong offensive performance. They shot 54.2% from the field and handed out 31 assists.
The Nets have gone 6-1 straight up and 5-2 ATS in their last seven outings. Their offense has been outstanding during that span, tallying 127.0 points per 100 possessions on 54.7% shooting from the field and 41.5% from beyond the 3-point line.
The Grizzlies won five of their last six games
The Memphis Grizzlies (49-23; 46-26 ATS) bounced back from a 120-105 defeat at the Atlanta Hawks with a 122-98 dismantling of the lowly Houston Rockets this past Sunday. Playing without Ja Morant, who hit the sidelines due to a sore knee, the Grizzlies easily covered a huge 12.5-point spread to close down their four-game road trip in style.
Desmond Bane helped the Grizzlies to overcome Ja’s absence, tallying 24 points, seven assists, and five rebounds. Dillon Brooks had 20 points, four boards, and three steals, while De’Anthony Melton added 16 points and seven rebounds off the bench.
The Grizzlies have gone 5-1 SU and 3-3 ATS over their last six contests overall, scoring 118.9 points per 100 possessions and yielding 107.3 in a return. They’ll miss Ja Morant once more when they take on the in-form Nets.
- 5-2 ATS in the last seven games overall
- 7-0-1 ATS in the last eight games on the road
- 3-6 ATS in the last nine games played on Wednesday
Brooklyn Nets vs. Memphis Grizzlies Pick
The Nets have some injury worries as well, but they should have enough weapons to outlast the Ja Morant-less Grizzlies. It won’t be an easy task, but with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant in the starting lineup, the Nets’ offense will look for another dominant performance.
The Grizzlies lean on Morant a lot. They just beat Houston without their best player, but defeating the Nets will be a tall order. Both KD and Kyrie have been outstanding lately.
Pick: Take Brooklyn Nets +2.0 at -110
If they want to overcome Ja Morant’s absence in this matchup, the Grizzlies will have to step up defensively and slow down the Nets. Memphis prefers to play at a fast pace, recording 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, but without Morant, they shouldn’t be able to run the floor as much as they would like.
Also, the Grizzlies have to find a way to force Brooklyn into half-court basketball. They’ll need to double-team Durant a lot and force his teammates into tough shots. With their best player on the shelf, the Grizzlies cannot expect their offense to make the difference.
Pick: Go under 236.5 points at -110