Cavaliers vs. Grizzlies - Free NBA Pick, Feb 23rd

Jordan Sharp

Friday, February 23, 2018 4:14 PM UTC

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 4:14 PM UTC

The Memphis Grizzlies are going to be playing for draft positioning over the final stretch of the season, but they have a nice opportunity at a win tonight, as they host the Cleveland Cavaliers who are coming off a loss on Thursday night.

Cavaliers vs. Grizzlies

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Free NBA Pick: Grizzlies +5 ½Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

Right now the Grizzlies are +5 ½ home underdogs in this one, despite some pretty damning trends going against the Cavs on Friday.

Cleveland is 4-6 ATS on the second night of a back to back this season, and they are 9-1 cashing the under in those 10 games.

Cleveland is also only 3-16 ATS as a road favorite this season, and if you combine that with the back-to-back, the Grizzlies might be the play here ATS. With Tyreke Evans back and playing well, along with Marc Gasol and JaMychal Green, the Grizzlies have some guys that could give this new-look Cavs team some trouble here tonight.

Coming off a game on Thursday, the Cavs’ legs might not be fresh enough to win in Memphis by two or three possessions. At worse this one stays close and it will come down to the final few minutes, but at best we get a SU win from Memphis tonight.

Memphis is 4-3 ATS in their last seven games as home underdogs, and they are 14-8 ATS in their last 22 games before the break. With Memphis also 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games, it’s tough to not like them coming off good rest.

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