2020 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
January 08, 2021
Brooklyn vs. Memphis
Friday 01/08 08:05 PM Eastern
1 unit on Memphis +110 (moneyline) (risk 1 to return 2.1) RESULT: WIN
Brooklyn is not only missing Kevin Durant due to COVID protocol, but now it has to start worrying about whether Kyrie Irving will want to play again after he missed Thursday's game and isn't expected back tonight. This is nothing new for Irving, who has driven coaches crazy wherever he has played. Memphis comes off two close losses to the Lakers and Cleveland, while wasting two good defensive efforts. The Grizzlies beat the Nets on the road 116-111 in overtime on December 28 and Memphis has won four of the last five meetings. Brooklyn is just 7-19 ATS its last 26 games playing on no rest and the Grizzlies are 7-2 ATS in the same situation. However, this is a good spot for Memphis as the Nets can only go so far without two of their best players on the court. Play the Grizzlies on the moneyline.