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The Philadelphia 76ers (30-19) host the Memphis Grizzlies (35-17) in a Monday night matchup between likely playoff teams. Both squads head into this matchup on winning streaks. Memphis blew out the Washington Wizards 115-95 on Saturday to win its third straight contest. The 76ers topped the Sacramento Kings 103-101 that same day to secure their fourth win in a row. Center Joel Embiid (rest) will sit this one out for the Sixers. Dillon Brooks (ankle) is out for Memphis, while Tyus Jones (protocols) is questionable. 

Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET from Wells Fargo Center. Caesars Sportsbook lists Memphis as the 3.5-point favorite in the latest Grizzlies vs. 76ers odds. The over-under for total points is set at 217.5. Before making any 76ers vs. Grizzlies picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 16 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 62-32 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,500. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Sixers vs. Grizzlies, and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Grizzlies vs. Sixers:

  • 76ers vs. Grizzlies spread: Memphis -3.5
  • 76ers vs. Grizzlies over-under: 217.5 points
  • 76ers vs. Grizzlies money line: Memphis -160, Philadelphia +140
  • PHI: 76ers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game
  • MEM: Grizzlies are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 Monday games
Featured Game | Philadelphia 76ers vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Why the Grizzlies can cover

Guard Ja Morant has taken another step towards stardom in his third season. Morant is having a career year so far and notched his first All-Star selection. He is currently eighth in the NBA in scoring (26.1) along with six rebounds and 6.8 assists per game. The 2019 second-overall pick is knocking down a career-high 36 percent of his attempts from 3-point land. Several other players have stepped up to help boost Memphis to third in the Western Conference standings. 

Guard Desmond Bane is third on the team in scoring (17.8) with 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. Bane is the top sniper for Memphis, knocking down a team-high 42 percent of his 3-point attempts. The 2020 first-round pick has scored more than 20 points in five games during the month of January. Forward Jaren Jackson Jr. is logging 16.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and a team-high 2.3 blocks per game. The Michigan State product can consistently alter shots due to his length and athleticism. He has recorded at least three blocks in 10 games in the month of January. In the Jan. 26 win over the San Antonio Spurs, Jackson Jr. had 22 points, nine rebounds and six blocks. 

Why the 76ers can cover

Forward Tobias Harris is a smooth three-level scorer for Philadelphia. He is averaging 18.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and shoots 34 percent from beyond the arc. Harris has scored at least 20 points in five of his last eight games. His best performance during that stretch came in a win over the New Orleans Pelicans. The Tennessee product finished with 33 points, 11 rebounds and shot 13-for-19 from the field. He also shot 3-for-3 from three.

Guard Tyrese Maxey is logging 16.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. Maxey is another shooter on the perimeter for the 76ers. He hits on 40 percent of his 3-point attempts. The Kentucky product has scored more than 20 points in 10 games thus far. 

How to make Grizzlies vs. 76ers picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 216 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits over 50 percent of the time. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins 76ers vs. Grizzlies? And which side of the spread hits over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.  

Source: CBSSports.com

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