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Brooklyn Nets vs. Memphis Grizzlies Picks, Predictions, Odds

Regular season NBA action will resume on Monday night with a heavyweight non-conference battle between the Brooklyn Nets and Memphis Grizzlies. Coverage begins from FedExForum in Memphis at 8:00 p.m. ET.


The Grizzlies’ regular-season dominance was one of the biggest surprises in the league last year, as Memphis finished second in the West with a record of 56-26, which tied their 2012-2013 squad for the best record in franchise history. However, the Grizzlies finished fifth in offensive rating and fourth in defensive rating last year (114.6 ORtg, 109 DRtg), and while it appears they’ve picked up right where they left off at the offensive end, they’ve struggled defensively, highlighted by Memphis surrendering 122+ PTS in two-of-three matchups to open the new season (124 PPG).

The Nets, on the other hand, were behind the 8-ball from the start last season, as Brooklyn finished seventh in the East with a record of 44-38 and ultimately got swept by Boston in the opening round of the playoffs. However, I’d cut Brooklyn some slack for last season’s struggles, as Kyrie Irving participated in just 29 contests, and then they traded for Ben Simmons down the stretch, who finally made his Nets’ debut last week. And it’s almost impossible to compete for a title with such a huge portion of your annual budget sitting on the bench.

I’ll take the over here, as the Grizzlies have either scored or allowed 115+ PTS in three straight games to open the season, with their first three contests clocking in at an average of 237 total points per game, setting the stage for a high-scoring battle against a Nets squad that ranked tenth in offensive rating last year (113.6 ORtg), despite their various high-profile absences.

Score Prediction: Nets 120, Grizzlies 116
Best Bet: Over 232.5 (-110)


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Date: Monday, Oct. 24, 2022
Matchup: Atlantic vs. Southwest
Venue: FedExForum
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Time-TV: NBA League Pass, 8:00 p.m. ET


The Nets earned the seventh seed in the conference with a record of 44-38 last year, while ranking 11th in offensive rating and 19th in defensive rating (113.6 ORtg, 112.8 DRtg), which is far less than what’s expected from this Brooklyn squad, however, it’s not too bad for a team that played short-handed for most of the season.

There’s several question marks surrounding the Nets this year, however, the crutch of this Durant led Brooklyn squad has always been availability and defense. The Nets didn’t lose to Milwaukee in Game 7 two years ago because they were short a superstar scorer. This squad needed to improve at the defensive end, and they just added one of the best perimeter defenders in the league to the mix in Ben Simmons. So, it’ll be interesting to see how the Nets stack up against the rest of the East once they settle into a rhythm offensively.

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The Nets are 0-6 ATS in their last six matchups against Memphis. (Getty)


Memphis was a bettors’ dream last season, as the Grizzlies posted the best ATS record in the league by a comfortable margin at 52-29-1, with the Thunder (48-30-4), Mavericks (47-33-2), and Raptors (46-35-1) next up in that department.

Aside from Ja Morant, the Grizzlies don’t have many flashy names on their roster, but don’t doubt this young up-and-coming Memphis squad, they played tremendous basketball at both ends of the floor last season, as the Grizzlies finished the year ranked fifth in team offensive rating and fourth in team defensive rating (114.6 ORtg, 109 DRtg). However, the Grizzlies surrendered 124 PPG across their first three contests of this season, resulting in a record of 1-2 ATS out of the gate.


  • The Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last five games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in nine of Brooklyn's last 13 games.
  • The Nets are 1-5 SU in their last six games.
  • The total has gone OVER in nine of Memphis' last 13 games against Brooklyn.
  • The Grizzlies are 5-1 SU in their last six home games.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of Memphis' last six home games against Brooklyn.
  • The Nets are 0-6 ATS in their last six games against Memphis.
  • The Nets are 0-6 SU in their last six games against Memphis.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of Brooklyn's last five road games.
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