Nets vs Grizzlies: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – December 28, 2020

The Brooklyn Nets (2-1) take on the Memphis Grizzlies (0-2) as favorites on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 7:30 PM ET on NBA TV. The point total is in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of December 28, 2020, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Nets vs Grizzlies Betting Odds

Injury Report as of December 28

Nets:
Nicolas Claxton: Out (Right knee)

Grizzlies:
Xavier Tillman: Out (Patellar Tendinitis),
Jontay Porter: Out (Knee),
Justise Winslow: Out (Hip),
Jaren Jackson Jr.: Out (Knee),
De’Anthony Melton: Out (Health protocols),
Killian Tillie: Out (Hamstring)

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Nets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kyrie Irving 20 27.4 5.2 6.4 1.4 0.5 2.8
Spencer Dinwiddie 64 20.6 3.5 6.8 0.6 0.3 1.9
Caris LeVert 45 18.7 4.2 4.4 1.2 0.2 1.8
Joe Harris 69 14.5 4.3 2.1 0.6 0.2 2.5
Jeff Green 18 12.2 2.9 1.7 0.8 0.5 1.6

Grizzlies Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ja Morant 67 17.8 3.9 7.3 0.9 0.3 0.9
Jaren Jackson Jr. 57 17.4 4.6 1.4 0.7 1.6 2.5
Dillon Brooks 73 16.2 3.3 2.1 0.9 0.4 2.0
Jonas Valanciunas 70 14.9 11.3 1.9 0.4 1.1 0.5
Brandon Clarke 58 12.1 5.9 1.4 0.6 0.8 0.4

Shooting Trends

  • Last season, the Nets had a 44.5% shooting percentage from the field, which was 0.5% lower than the 45% of shots the Grizzlies’ opponents knocked down.
  • In games Brooklyn shot higher than 45% from the field, it went 24-14 against the spread and 23-15 overall.
  • Memphis went 26-7 against the spread and 26-7 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 44.5% from the field.
  • The Grizzlies shot 46.8% from the field, two% higher than the 44.8% the Nets’ opponents shot last season.
  • Memphis went 34-16-1 against the spread and 31-20 overall when it shot higher than 44.8% from the field.
  • Last season, Brooklyn had a 28-21 record against the spread and a 26-23 straight up record when it allowed opponents to shoot above 46.8% from the field.
  • The Nets shot 34.2% from deep last season, 2.3% lower than the 36.5% the Grizzlies allowed to opponents.
  • Brooklyn went 18-13 against the spread and 20-11 overall when it shot better than 36.5% from distance.
  • Memphis went 23-8-1 against the spread while putting up a 21-11 straight-up record when its opponents shot above 34.2% from beyond the arc.
  • The Grizzlies shot 35% from beyond the arc last season. That’s only 0.5 percentage points lower than the Nets allowed their opponents to shot from deep (35.5%).
  • Memphis went 27-10 ATS and 23-14 overall when the team made more than 35.5% of its three-point attempts.
  • Brooklyn had a 25-12 ATS record and a 21-16 straight-up record in games last season it shot better than 35% from three-point range.
  • The Nets made 13.2 three-pointers per game last season, 2.2 more makes per game than the Grizzlies gave up (11).
  • When Brooklyn made more three-pointers than its opponents last season, it went 28-13 against the spread and 22-19 overall. When Memphis was out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it was 18-28 ATS and 16-30 straight up.
  • The Nets were the ninth-best three-point shooting team in the NBA last season, while the Grizzlies allowed the 23rd-fewest makes from deep.

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Nets vs Grizzlies Stat Rankings

Nets Rank Nets AVG Grizzlies AVG Grizzlies Rank
16th 111.5 Points Scored 112.8 14th
19th 113.1 Points Allowed 113.9 21st
2nd 47.7 Rebounds 46.6 7th
9th 10.6 Off. Rebounds 10.4 14th
9th 13.2 3pt Made 11 25th
15th 24.5 Assists 27 2nd
21st 14.5 Turnovers 14.6 23rd

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