Memphis Grizzlies (15-27) vs. Miami Heat (24-1)
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Miami Heat 1/24/24 – The Memphis Grizzlies face off against the high-flying Miami Heat in an intriguing mid-season NBA clash on January 24, 2024. As the Grizzlies struggle with a 15-27 record, the Heat blaze a trail with an impressive 24-1 standing, making this one of the most anticipated basketball matchup previews of the week. Set in the Kaseya Center at 7:30 PM ET, fans are gearing up for a game that promises to highlight the contrasting fortunes of these two teams.
Memphis Grizzlies have shown glimpses of brilliance despite their unimpressive record, scoring an average of 107.8 points per game with a field goal percentage of 43.9% – their offense can be potency led by 34.1% accuracy from three-point range. Unfortunately, their defensive fragilities and inconsistency remain exposed as evidenced by 1-4 records in their last five games against the spread – though their road game record against spread offers some hope at 12-11 suggesting they can sometimes punch above their weight.
Conversely, Miami Heat statistics reflect their dominance. Scoring an average of 111.4 points per game and boasting an outstanding field goal percentage of 46.6%, these stats demonstrate their prowess. Beyond shooting ability alone, their proficiency extends further with an 82.2% free throw percentage and impressive assists and rebound per game records. Despite only going 3-2 over their last five games overall – 11 out of 20 home games having gone over total total has also shown this to be true!
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Miami Heat 1/24/24 Game Info
|Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at 7:3 PM ET
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Jaren Jackson Jr. (PF) vs. Bam Adebayo (C)
Jaren Jackson Jr. is having a breakout year for the Grizzlies, establishing himself as a future star. He’s averaging career-highs with 21.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. An athletic big who can shoot, Jackson’s versatility causes problems for opponents. He does get into foul trouble at times, which could be an issue against Adebayo. If Jackson stays out of foul trouble, his scoring and shot blocking ability give Memphis a chance.
Bam Adebayo has taken his game to another level for the Heat this season, often carrying the team with his mix of scoring, playmaking and defense. He’s nearly averaging a double-double at 21.5 points and 10.5 rebounds to go along with 4.2 assists per game. Adebayo is excellent at penetrating from the high post area to score or create for teammates. His matchup with Jackson could determine the outcome, as he’ll look to overpower the young Memphis star.
This big man matchup pits Jackson’s perimeter scoring against Adebayo’s physicality inside. Whichever player gets the upper-hand could lead their team to victory. The supporting casts around these two stars will also go a long way in deciding this exciting matchup.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
The betting odds and point spread for this game are currently TBD. Based on the teams’ performances and standings, it’s likely that the Miami Heat will be the favorites.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Grizzlies are just 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in their last five games overall. They also haven’t fared well on the road, with a 12-11 ATS record away from Memphis. The over has hit in three of the Grizzlies’ last five outings. All these trends point towards siding with the Heat in this matchup.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
Despite injury issues, the Heat have been solid for bettors lately, covering the spread in three of their previous five contests. They also sport an impressive 11-9 ATS record at home this season. The under has hit in five straight Heat games entering this matchup with Memphis. With two talented big men battling inside, that under trend seems likely to end.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Miami Heat 1/24/24 Betting Picks
Considering the current form and statistics, the Miami Heat emerge as the clear favorites. Their dominant play, especially at home, coupled with the Grizzlies’ inconsistencies, makes a bet on the Heat a more secure option. However, given the Grizzlies’ unpredictable nature, especially on the road, there might be value in exploring underdog bets or specific player prop bets.
Leading handicapper predictions would lean towards the Heat, given their stellar record and home-court advantage. Prop bets on key players like Adebayo, given his scoring and rebounding prowess, might be particularly enticing. The over/under might be tricky, given the contrasting trends of both teams, but the Heat’s tendency for high-scoring home games could tip the scale.
Free Pick and Prediction: Miami Heat 112, Memphis Grizzlies 98.