Heat vs Grizzlies: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 17, 2021

Written By Staff on March 17, 2021

The Miami Heat (22-18) are  favorites as they look to build on a five-game win streak when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies (17-19) on Wednesday, March 17 at FedExForum. The matchup airs at 9:00 PM ET on FS-SE. The matchup has an over/under of points.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from FanDuel Sportsbook as of March 17, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Heat vs Grizzlies Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 17

Avery Bradley: Out (Calf),
Meyers Leonard: Out For Season (Shoulder)

Jaren Jackson Jr.: Out (Knee)

Heat and Grizzlies Records ATS

  • Miami has covered the spread in less than half its games this season, playing to a record of 17-21-2 against the spread.
  • When favored by at least 2 points, the Heat are 9-13-2 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • Miami and its opponents have gone over the set total in only 18 of 40 games this season (45%).
  • Memphis has consistently covered the spread this season with a record of 20-16.
  • The Grizzlies attain a 7-5 record against the spread this season when they play as at least a 2-point underdog.
  • 44.4% of Memphis’ 36 games this season have gone over the over/under.

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Scoring Trends

  • Miami’s games this year have gone over the point total for Wednesday’s matchup total (221 points) in 30% of opportunities (12 out of 40 matchups).
  • In 21 out of Memphis’ 36 games this season (58.3%), the competing teams scored more points than the over/under in Wednesday’s matchup.
  • This season the average total for Heat games is 214 points, seven fewer than the over/under of 221 points for this contest.
  • Grizzlies’ games have a total points bet of 223.1 points this season, 2.1 points more than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The average implied total for the Heat this season is 112.4 points, 0.4 more points than their implied total of 112 points in Wednesday’s game.
  • This season, Miami has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (112) 14 times.
  • The Grizzlies’ average implied point total on the season (114.4 points) is 4.4 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (110 points).
  • Memphis has scored more than 110 points 19 times this season.
  • The Heat are at the 26th spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (106.8 PPG), while the Grizzlies allow the 13th-fewest points per game (111.4) in the league.
  • The Heat have a negative point differential on the season (-18 total points, -0.4 per game), while the Grizzlies have scored only 11 more points than their opponents (0.3 per game).

Heat Leaders

  • Jimmy Butler leads the Heat in scoring (21.7 points per game) and assisting (7.8 assists per game).
  • Miami’s rebounding leader is Bam Adebayo, who pulls down 9.5 per game.
  • Duncan Robinson is the top three-point shooter for the Heat, knocking down 3.3 per game.
  • Miami’s steals leader is Butler, who averages 2.2 per game. Adebayo leads the team averaging 1.1 blocks a game.

Grizzlies Leaders

  • The Grizzlies go-to guy, Ja Morant, leads the team in both scoring (19.6 points per game) and assists (7.6 assists per game).
  • When it comes to rebounds, Jonas Valanciunas is the Memphis leader with 11.9 per game.
  • Grayson Allen makes more threes per game than any other member of the Grizzlies, cashing in 2.0 treys per game.
  • Nobody on Memphis grabs more steals than De’Anthony Melton (1.3 per game) or blocks more shots than Brandon Clarke (0.7 per game).


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