Philadelphia 76ers vs. Memphis Grizzlies: 1/16/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 16, 2021

The Memphis Grizzlies (5-6) are underdogs (+1.5) in their attempt to extend a three-game win streak when they host the Philadelphia 76ers (9-4) at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at FedExForum. The game airs on FS-SE. The matchup has a point total of 221.

Betting Information

76ers vs Grizzlies Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
76ers -1.5 -105 -115 221 -110 -110
Place a bet on Philadelphia 76ers or the Memphis Grizzlies for Saturday’s game.

Head to Head

Memphis has come out on top in six of its last nine head-to-head meetings with Philadelphia. The 76ers have a 1-0 record against the spread when facing the Grizzlies.

76ers vs Grizzlies in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/7/2020 76ers 76ers -6 222.5 -254 206 Regular Season 119-107 PHI
12/2/2018 76ers Regular Season 103-95 PHI
11/10/2018 Grizzlies Regular Season 112-106 MEM
3/21/2018 76ers Regular Season 119-105 PHI
1/22/2018 Grizzlies Regular Season 105-101 MEM
12/6/2016 Grizzlies Regular Season 96-91 MEM
11/23/2016 76ers Regular Season 104-99 MEM
12/22/2015 76ers Regular Season 104-90 MEM
11/29/2015 Grizzlies Regular Season 92-84 MEM
1/24/2015 Grizzlies Regular Season – MEM

76ers Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Philadelphia has been strong this season, posting a 7-6 record.
  • The 76ers have posted a winning record of 6-5 against the spread when the spread is -1.5 or higher.
  • Philadelphia and its opponents have hit the total 6 times in 13 contests this season.
Bet on the Philadelphia 76ers to win the NBA Championship.

Grizzlies Betting Information

  • Memphis has covered the spread in greater than half of its outings, going 6-5 ATS.
  • The Grizzlies have not fared well as a 1.5-point underdog, going 2-3 against the spread when they are at least 1.5-point underdogs.
  • In most of Memphis’ games this year, the teams have not hit the over (4 out of 11 games, 36.4%).
Bet on the Memphis Grizzlies to win the NBA Championship.

Over/Under Analysis

  • In 35 of 13 outings (269.2%) this season, the 76ers and their opponents have scored no less than this matchup’s over/under of 221 points.
  • Memphis and its opponents have added up to score at least 221 points in 54.5% of their games this season (six of 11 chances).
  • These two teams average a combined 220.8 points per game, 0.2 fewer points than the total of 221 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 2.4 fewer points per game (218.6) than this matchup’s over/under of 221 points.
  • The 76ers’ average point total in outings this year is 225, four points higher than the total in this game.
  • Grizzlies games this year have averaged an over/under of 214.5 points, 6.5 fewer than the point total in this matchup.
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76ers Leaders

  • The 76ers points and rebounds leader is Joel Embiid. He scores 25.0 points per game and grabs 11.5 rebounds.
  • Ben Simmons paces the team with 7.9 assists per game.
  • Seth Curry is the top three-point shooter for the 76ers, knocking down 3.1 per game.
  • Philadelphia’s blocks leader is Embiid, who records 1.5 per game. Simmons leads the team averaging 1.6 steals a contest.

Grizzlies Leaders

  • Dillon Brooks outpaced his teammates on the Grizzlies scoring front by putting up 16.6 points per game. He adds 4.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game this season.
  • When it comes to Memphis leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Jonas Valanciunas with 10.7 rebounds per game and Tyus Jones with 5.7 assists per game.
  • Brooks leads the Grizzlies in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.2 made threes per game.
  • Nobody on Memphis grabs more steals than Jones (1.5 per game) or blocks more shots than Valanciunas (1.1 per game).
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