New week ahead of us. Last week was terrible for me so hopefully we get on a good start Monday. I only got one for you guys.
Memphis Grizzlies -12.0
Classic tale of an elite home team hosting a bad road team missing key/star player. Cavs' outplayed the Heat with a lot of energy before their youth loses out to the savvy vets in the end game. Grizzlies averages an 8-point victory margin at home and can actually even stretch that further when the youthful Cavs goes up against their tall front court. This should be an easy stretch for the Grizzlies who plays the Raptors and the Pistons next so no real look ahead angle here. I'm also banking on the Cavs to comeback to earth after getting production from almost the entire roster against the Heat. It shouldn't be the same when they play the Grizzlies who are a lot better defensively.
Cha/OKC Over 199.5
This line is just about right. Cats games averages 196 while OKC goes for 202. On the road, Charlotte are giving up 107 and has been effecient in scoring even on the road. They are also 3rd in the league in terms of Pace of the number of possession they have per game. OKC are alot better offensively at home being able to rack upto 107 points on 49.7 in FG%. They are also 3rd in Offensive Effeciency, just behind the Knicks and the Heat. I see both teams dropping 90 easy on this game and the remaining baskets should fly pretty close to comfort say 2-3 minutes left in the game. I see a 112-104 type of game here. Cats may actually squeeze in a cover.