PHILADELPHIA 76ers (26-28)
at MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES (30-26)
Tip-off: Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. EDT
Line: Memphis -2.5, Total: 190.5
The 76ers travel to Memphis Tuesday for the second stop on their three-game road trip. This is the second meeting between these two teams this season. The Grizzlies defeated Philadelphia 99-94 on January 28. Basketball lines.
Philadelphia’s 34-19 ATS mark is tied with San Antonio for the NBA’s best record and it is third in the NBA in ATS success on the road (18-9, 67%). After losing four straight ATS from January 8-17, the Sixers are 10-4 overall ATS and 6-1 ATS on the road. Philadelphia has suffocated their opponents defensively over the past two games, allowing just 79.0 PPG on 34.9% FG. After combining to score just 11 points while making 5-of-18 shots in his previous two games, Thaddeus Young scored 18 points on 9-of-13 shooting in Philadelphia’s victory over Minnesota on Saturday.
Memphis enters winners of three straight and 11 of its past 14 games SU. They have the fourth-best ATS record in the NBA this season at 34-21 and are 15-10 ATS at home this season. Memphis shot a season-high 55.7 percent from the field in defeating Denver 116-108 on Sunday. Darrell Arthur scored a career-high 24 points off the bench in the win, while Rudy Gay poured in 23 points. Basketball betting lines.
Although Memphis has been excellent overall ATS this season at 34-21, they are just 11-12 ATS against the Eastern Conference, while Philly is 12-5-1 ATS against the West. I’m taking Philadelphia plus the points and the FoxSheets gives three more highly-rated trends that support the 76ers:
PHILADELPHIA is 22-6 ATS (78.6%, +15.4 Units) after 1 or more consecutive unders this season. The average score was PHILADELPHIA 98.5, OPPONENT 97.9 – (Rating = 4*).
PHILADELPHIA is 10-0 ATS (+10.0 Units) versus good pressure defensive teams – forcing >=16 turnovers/game over the last 2 seasons. The average score was PHILADELPHIA 104.3, OPPONENT 95.5 – (Rating = 3*).
PHILADELPHIA is 19-5 ATS (79.2%, +13.5 Units) versus good shooting teams – making >=46% of their shots this season. The average score was PHILADELPHIA 96.6, OPPONENT 94.2 – (Rating = 3*). Basketball odds.