Saturday, January 29 2022

Who’s Playing

Miami @ Memphis

Current Records: Miami 4-1; Memphis 3-2

What to Know

After four games on the road, the Memphis Grizzlies are heading back home. They will square off against the Miami Heat at 8 p.m. ET Saturday at FedExForum. These two teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

It may have taken overtime to finish the job, but Memphis ultimately got the result they were hoping for on Thursday with a 104-101 victory over the Golden State Warriors. The win came about thanks to a strong surge after the first quarter to overcome a 37-20 deficit. The Grizz can attribute much of their success to point guard Ja Morant, who had 30 points and five assists along with seven boards.

Meanwhile, Miami didn’t have too much trouble with the Charlotte Hornets at home on Friday as they won 114-99. Small forward Jimmy Butler was the offensive standout of the game for the Heat, posting a double-double on 32 points and ten rebounds in addition to five assists.

Barring any buzzer beaters, the Grizz is expected to win a tight contest. Those interested in the spread don’t face an easy decision since they are 4-1 ATS and Miami 4-1.

Memphis had enough points to win and then some against Miami when the two teams previously met in April, taking their matchup 124-112. Will the Grizz repeat their success, or does Miami have a better game plan this time around? We’ll find out soon enough.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: FedExForum — Memphis, Tennessee
  • TV: Bally Sports SouthEast Memphis
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00

Odds

The Grizzlies are a slight 2-point favorite against the Heat, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Grizzlies as a 1.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Miami have won seven out of their last 12 games against Memphis.

  • Apr 06, 2021 – Memphis 124 vs. Miami 112
  • Mar 17, 2021 – Memphis 89 vs. Miami 85
  • Dec 16, 2019 – Memphis 118 vs. Miami 111
  • Oct 23, 2019 – Miami 120 vs. Memphis 101
  • Jan 12, 2019 – Miami 112 vs. Memphis 108
  • Dec 14, 2018 – Miami 100 vs. Memphis 97
  • Feb 24, 2018 – Miami 115 vs. Memphis 89
  • Dec 11, 2017 – Miami 107 vs. Memphis 82
  • Nov 26, 2016 – Memphis 110 vs. Miami 107
  • Nov 25, 2016 – Miami 90 vs. Memphis 81
  • Dec 29, 2015 – Memphis 99 vs. Miami 90
  • Dec 13, 2015 – Miami 100 vs. Memphis 97

Source: CBSSports.com

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