December 13 NBA Action: Memphis Grizzlies @ Cleveland Cavaliers
Memphis Grizzlies +14 (-109) @ Cleveland Cavaliers
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
December 13, 2016, 4:00PM PST
Our sim work calls for the Grizzlies to continue their hot streak at the World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers tonight. Surprisingly, betting trends do not disagree. For one, the Grizzlies are 2-2 against the spread in the last four at Cleveland, including a cover in the sole meeting so far this calendar year. More compelling though, Memphis is 14-10 ATS overall this season, including a 10-6 run as underdog, and a 5-1 bid versus the number in their last six out.
Cleveland too is on a roll of late, having rattled off four consecutive wins and covers most recently. However, at 10-11-1 ATS in aggregate, the Cavs are far from a safe bet this season. The King and crew are 6-6-1 at home and 6-9-1 after a win. Moreover the boys from Ohio are a mere 3-4 against the betting line when laying double-digits, while Memphis is 2-1 from the position of big underdog.
While we are not looking for the Grizz to pull off the upset win tonight, as they did versus Golden State two days ago, we think Memphis is playing sufficiently solid ball to keep things reasonably close.