Philadelphia 76ers vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, Preview and Odds - 12/02/2022

by Rod Pearson

Game Time: 8:00 pm ET, Friday, December 2, 2022
Venue:  FedExForum, Memphis, TN
Where to Watch:  BSSE

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  76ers +5.5, Grizzlies -5.5; Over/Under:  219 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  76ers +5.5, Grizzlies -5.5; Over/Under:  219 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  76ers +5.5, Grizzlies -5.5; Over/Under:  219 points
 

Season Record

Philadelphia 76ers:  12-10 (2nd place, Atlantic Division)
Memphis Grizzlies:  12-9 (2nd place, Southwest Division)
 
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Philadelphia 76ers:  7-3 last 10
Memphis Grizzlies:  5-5 last 10

 

Philadelphia 76ers vs Memphis Grizzlies Preview and Analysis

 
The 76ers are coming into this game with a 12-10 record overall and they are 5-5 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They are entering this game off of a loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers in their last game. Joel Embiid led the team in points in that game with 19 while Shake Milton was next on the team with 14 points. Joel Embiid led the team in assists in that game with 6 while Joel Embiid led the team in rebounds with 6. They were 41.6% from the field, 23.1% from 3-point range, and 83.3% from the free throw line with their shots in that game. Their offense is averaging 108.3 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 106.1 PPG against them. The 76ers have an ATS record of 12-9-1 this season and their O/U record is 10-12.
 
 
 
The Grizzlies are coming into this game with a 12-9 record overall and they are 9-2 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They are entering this game off of a loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves in their last game. Ja Morant led the team in points in that game with 24 while Jaren Jackson Jr. was next on the team with 16 points. Ja Morant led the team in assists in that game with 6 while Steven Adams led the team in rebounds with 12. They were 42.5% from the field, 34.6% from 3-point range, and 60% from the free throw line with their shots in that game. Their offense is averaging 115 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 114 PPG against them. The Grizzlies have an ATS record of 8-12-1 this season and their O/U record is 10-10-1.

 

76ers vs Grizzlies Prediction

The current betting odds have the Grizzlies listed as a 5.5 point favorite in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Grizzlies have looked really good in their few games to start the season. They are above .500 right now but they have been a much more dominant team on their home court all year and even going back to last season. The 76ers were just blown out on the road in their last game against the cavaliers and the score was not even close. The 76ers have been winning a lot of games lately but a majority of those wins also came against teams with some of the worst records in the NBA right now. They have been struggling since they started the season even with Harden in their lineup, and now that he has been injured for some time they have struggled even more to beat good teams without him and get into a rhythm. The Grizzlies are a much better team led by their star Ja Morant and they will make sure to beat up on this bad 76ers team that hasn't been great on the road either. The best way to place a bet here is on the Grizzlies to cover the spread in this game.
 
76ers Grizzlies Prediction:  Our NBA Pick for Friday, December 2, 2022 (8:00 pm ET start time) is Grizzlies 132 76ers 124.
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NBA Betting Trends

 
Philadelphia 76ers: 14-23 ATS as a road underdog. 26-12 UNDER as a road underdog. 24-16 UNDER off a road loss.
Memphis Grizzlies: 31-14 ATS after scoring 105 points or less. 49-27 ATS after a game where they failed to cover the spread. 18-12 UNDER off a upset loss as a favorite. 
 

Key Injuries

 
Philadelphia 76ers:  T. Harris (SF) Ques Fri - Illness. J. Harden (SG) Prob Mon - Foot. J. Springer (PG) Mid Dec - Quadricep. T. Maxey (PG) Mid Dec - Foot.
Memphis Grizzlies:  J. LaRavia (SF) Ques Fri - Foot. D. Bane (SG) Mid Dec - Toe. Z. Williams (SF) Mid Dec - Knee. D. Green (SG) Mid Feb - Knee.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
“The Cavs compete and they’re going to be tough for a long time. I think it helps that the clear stars are Donovan and Garland, so everyone else has to play their roles.” - Doc Rivers after his team’s loss against the Cavaliers in their game on Wednesday.
 
 
“They were loading the paint a lot. Kudos to them. They’ve got great defenders over there. They were just really active from the jump.” - David Roddy after their loss against the Timberwolves in their game on Wednesday.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Philadelphia 76ers
PG Shake Milton
SG De'Anthony Melton
SF Tobias Harris
PF P.J. Tucker
C Joel Embiid
 
Memphis Grizzlies
PG Ja Morant
SG John Konchar
SF Dillon Brooks
PF Jaren Jackson Jr.
C Steven Adams
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Philadelphia 76ers
PPG: J. Embiid (31.1)
APG: J. Harden (10)
Reb/G: J. Embiid (9.6)
 
Memphis Grizzlies
PPG: J. Morant (28.2)
APG: J. Morant (7.6)
Reb/G: S. Adams (11)
 
Coaches:
Philadelphia 76ers: Doc Rivers (3rd season)
Memphis Grizzlies: Taylor Jenkins (4th season)
 


Rod Pearson

About the Author:

Rod Pearson has been a rabid sports fan his entire life.  He grew up in Ontario, and was skilled in both hockey and baseball, and pitched in an elite baseball league for many years.  In 2022, Rod decided to hang up his glove, so that he could write about the sports he loves -- but from a gambling perspective.  Join Rod every day as he breaks down the games to find the best betting value.

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