Memphis Grizzlies vs Miami Heat 10/23/2019 NBA Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Memphis Grizzlies vs Miami Heat 10/23/2019 – The Memphis Grizzlies will commence their 2019-20 campaign on South Beach, as they take on the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Ja Morant, the No.2 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, is set to make his NBA debut against a Heat team that added star swingman Jimmy Butler in the offseason. Top online sportsbook favors Miami to win their season-opener, while the Grizzlies have enough materials on the offensive end to exceed the OU for this game.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Miami Heat 10/23/2019
Memphis Grizzlies vs Miami Heat 10/23/2019 Betting Odds
Memphis Grizzlies Betting
In a span of a few months, the Grizzlies turned from one of the oldest teams in the league to one of the youngest after trading veterans Marc Gasol and Mike Conley Jr. Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Jonas Valanciunas are going to be the core of the team moving forward. The Grizzlies executives understand that it would be a long process returning to the elite level. However, they must be very confident about their future as long as their young players live up to their potential.
Players to Watch: Ja Morant (11.3 PPG on 43.9 FG%, 3.5 RPG and 7.3 APG*), Jaren Jackson (14.4PPG on 42.6 FG%, 7.4 RPG and 1.4 APG*), Jonas Valanciunas (13.0 PPG on 48.6 FG%, 7.5 RPG and 1.3 APG*)
Miami Heat Betting
The Heat direly needed a star player and they got what they wanted after landing Jimmy Butler in a complicated four-team trade from the Philadelphia 76ers. Butler, who is one of the premier two-way players in the league but has a volatile history with teammates, will be trying to bring Miami back to relevance. Adding a proven star player would definitely help the Heat, but it would still need improved productions from Justise Winslow, Goran Dragic and the rest of the supporting cast for this team to clinch a playoff berth this season.
Players to Watch: Jimmy Butler (13.3 PPG on 55.2 FG%, 5.0 RPG and 5.0 APG*), Goran Dragic (9.3 PPG on 52.0 FG%, 2.3 RPG and 4.8 APG*), and Tyler Herro (14.2 PPG on 46.2 FG%, 4.4 RPG and 2.0 APG*).
Memphis Grizzlies vs Miami Heat 10/23/2019 Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Memphis’ last 14 games.
Miami is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Jonas Valanciunas C Ankle is “?” Wednesday vs Miami
De’Anthony Melton SG Back is out indefinitely
Dion Waiters SG Suspension is OUT Wednesday vs Memphis
Memphis Grizzlies vs Miami Heat Betting Picks
The Grizzlies went 3-2 in five preseason games, losing to the Spurs 104-91 in their final exhibition match. The Heat had a 4-1 preseason record with their only loss coming against the Rockets 144-133 on the final day of preseason.
Moneyline: According to ESPN basketball power index, the Heat are the heavy favorite at 75.5 percent. This game presents an easier choice for NBA bettors because Miami is really a step up over this young Memphis team in terms of talent and experience.
ATS: Memphis has a 4-5-1 record in the last 10 head-to-head meetings with Miami, but it would be difficult for them to cover the +7.5 spread.
TOTALs: Memphis averaged 103.4 points per game last season while Miami scored 105.7 per contest. The Heat is already a high-scoring team, and I am confident the Grizzlies can break the 100-point mark without breaking a sweat.
Score Prediction: 125 – 110 Miami