Records: Memphis 38-18, Miami 41-14
Kick-off: 8 p.m. EST
Spread: Miami by 8
Last meeting: Memphis 104, Miami 86 (2012)
Points per game: The Grizzles are averaging 93.3 points per game while Miami is averaging 103.9.
Rebounds per game: Memphis averages 42.9 boards per outing while the Heat are averaging 38.6 rebounds per game.
Assists per game: The Grizzles are putting up 21 assists per outing while Miami is averaging 22.6 per game.
Points allowed per game: Memphis is giving up 89.5 points per outing while the Heat have allowed 96.7 points on average this season.
Thoughts: The Grizzles will be coming off a win over the Dallas Mavericks while the Heat took care of the Sacramento Kings. I feel Memphis will be looking to prove they are for real as they battle the World Champions on national television. Miami wins a close one but I’d take the Grizzles with the points as well as the over.
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