The No. 3 seeds in the Eastern and Western Conferences will meet at the Wells Fargo Center Monday night. This Grizzlies vs. Sixers game features two teams coming from wins. The Grizzlies are riding a three-game winning streak, while the Sixers are on their way to five-straight wins. We look forward to a heated battle between the contestants as they close January with a bang.
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Grizzlies vs. 76ers Game Information
Monday Milestones.💎 pic.twitter.com/gE6ofbfvi7— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) January 31, 2022
- When: Monday, January 31, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
- Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: ESPN Radio 92.9 FM (Grizzlies) / 97.5 The Fanatic (Sixers)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Grizzlies (+1) / Sixers (-1)
Why Bet on the Memphis Grizzlies?
The Grizzlies average 112.0 points (fifth) on 45.6% shooting (15th). This is an improvement over their earlier numbers. Head coach Taylor Jenkins has found the right formula that is making sure his team remains in playoff contention. But, before working on their postseason plans, the Grizzlies have to overcome the Sixers on Monday night. They completed a blowout victory in the second week of December, taking down the team, 126 to 91. However, it won’t be as easy this time around with Embiid back in action.
The visitors have to keep the same pace on defense to keep things close. They average 108.2 opponent points (14th) on 45.2% shooting (13th). The Grizzlies are also solid defensively against short and mid-range shooting. As a team, they limit opponents to 51.5% two-point shooting. Furthermore, the team can take advantage of the Sixers’ poor rebounding. The Grizzlies average 57.3 total rebounds (first) per game while their opponent records under 50 per game.
Backup point guard Tyus Jones is the only Grizzlies player expected to miss the game. De’Anthony Melton should get increased playing minutes in the absence of the former Duke Blue Devils guard.
Why Bet on the Philadelphia 76ers?
The Sixers are confident with their starting lineup now that Joel Embiid is firing on all cylinders. We saw the team claw their way back up to the top three teams of the Eastern Conference. They might not have the most impressive offense in the league but are virtually better than the Grizzlies on paper.
We see several areas where the Sixers can edge out the Grizzlies. They are not the highest-scoring team at 107.6 points (21st) per game. But, we see some talented shooters that help keep their offense alive. The hosts average 46.3% shooting (12th). Moreover, the team can make up ground from the line. They are the better free-throw shooters in this matchup. The team hits 81.0% of their foul shots (fourth).
Defensively, the Sixers limit opponents to 105.2 points (eighth) per game. They also have a defense going on. The hosts hold teams to 44.9% shooting (11th). The side does well guarding the perimeter and short-range shots. Philadelphia averages a 51.6% opponent two-point shooting (tenth) while maintaining a 34.3% opponent three-point shooting (11th). Overall, the Sixers restrict opponents to 51.6% (seventh) from the field.
Furkan Kormakz is day-to-day with a sore knee, while Shake Milton remains out of the lineup with a recurring back injury. Nonetheless, the team’s core lineup remains relatively healthy.
Grizzlies vs. 76ers Betting Trends
- The Grizzlies are 8-2 in their last ten regular-season games (8-2 ATS).
- The Grizzlies are 7-3 in their last ten road games against the Sixers (5-5 ATS).
- The totals went under in two of the Grizzlies’ last five road games against the Sixers.
- The Sixers are 7-3 in their last ten regular-season games at the Wells Fargo Center (6-4 ATS).
- The Sixers are 3-2 in their last five home games against the Grizzlies (4-1 ATS).
- The totals have gone over in two of the Sixers’ last five home games against the Grizzlies.
Grizzlies vs. 76ers Expert Betting Prediction
We anticipate a closely-contested game from start to finish. The Grizzlies have incredible composure and won three of their last five road games. Although they enter the game as the slight underdogs, there’s good reason to back the team covering the spread. A victory is not off the table for this youthful team.
On the other hand, the Sixers have Joel Embiid on full throttle. He improved his chances of claiming the season’s MVP with impressive performances left and right. Home-court advantage and a strong home record in the last ten games give the Sixers a slight advantage in this matchup.
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