Miami Heat at Memphis Basketball Betting

November 30, 2010 NBA Basketball

Basketball betting on Friday includes a matchup in Memphis between the Grizzlies and Miami Heat.

The Heat have been playing better of late and Miami has a winning record against the NBA betting odds on the road this season.  Here is a look at this matchup between Miami and Memphis.

Basketball betting has this as the fourth game of a five-game road trip for Miami.  It has been a very productive trip so far for the Heat.  They could win this game against a struggling Memphis team.  Miami and Memphis have split their last ten meetings both straight up and against the NBA betting odds. The teams met in December and the Grizzlies routed the Heat in Miami by a score of 118-90.  For some reason when these two teams get together the games are rarely close.  The margin of victory has been double-digits more often than not in basketball betting.  In the last ten games between the two teams the margin of victory has been 28, 12, 16, 5, 7, 8, 1, 12, 19 and 16.  Six of those ten games were blowouts in basketball betting.

Four of the last five games between Miami and Memphis have gone under the NBA betting total.  The Grizzlies have been a team that goes over the total a lot in their road games but at home they do go under a little bit more often in basketball betting.

Miami had a losing streak earlier this season and was up and down a lot but Dwyane Wade looks like he has renewed enthusiasm and when he is playing well the Heat are a dangerous team.  The chemistry with Miami is still in question but there is no doubt that Wade can carry a team on a nightly basis.  Miami is 6th in the league on defense so when they get a good offensive performance they can win games in NBA betting.

Memphis has fallen apart recently in basketball betting. The Grizzlies were considered a team that might make the playoff but those thoughts are fading. The Grizzlies can score as they are 6th in the league but they simply don’t play good enough defense.  The Grizzlies are still solid at home though as they are 15-11-1 vs. the basketball betting odds in their home games.  If Memphis wants to have any chance of making the playoffs they need to turn things around quickly.

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