NBA Picks: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Miami Heat
LeBron James is averaging 29.8 points during the Miami Heat's current 12-game winning streak, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks on Friday night, when they face the Memphis Grizzlies at AmericanAirlines Arena on ESPN.
Sports bettors will find that the Heat are eight-point home favorites in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 188.
Let's take a closer look at this non-conference affair from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way.
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The Memphis Grizzlies have won eight games in a row, including a 90-84 victory over the Dallas Mavericks as 7.5-point home favorites on Wednesday night.
Sports bettors will find that the Grizzlies are 0-4 against the spread as road underdogs when allowing 100 or more points this season.
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Over the last two-plus seasons, the Heat are 23-21 against the spread as home favorites of 6.5 to nine points, while the UNDER is 23-20-1 in that situation.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Miami Heat as one of their sports betting picks on Friday, as the Memphis Grizzlies are 2-7 against the spread in their last nine trips to South Beach.
NBA Pick: Miami Heat -8