Grizzlies vs. 76ers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 23 (Memphis' Road Struggles Continue in Philly)

Larry Rupp
Memphis Grizzlies vs Philadelphia 76ers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Philadelphia 76ers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Matt Slocum

Grizzlies vs. 76ers Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Center -- Philadelphia, PA
  • Coverage: TNT

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Thursday with nine more games, including a battle between the Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers. The Grizzlies rank second in the Western Conference with a 35-22 record, while the 76ers check in third in the Eastern Conference with a 38-19 record.

Memphis enters as a loser in four of its last seven games, but did take down the Utah Jazz by a score of 117-111 back on Feb. 15. Meanwhile, Philadelphia finds itself on a four-game winning streak that includes a 118-112 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers (Feb. 15). Which squad will win on Thursday?

Grizzlies vs. 76ers Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: MEM: (+138) | PHI: (-164)
  • Spread: MEM: +3.5 (-110) | PHI: -3.5 (-110)
  • Total: 229.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The 76ers enter this contest as small home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 229.5 points, which is about average compared to Thursday's projected totals.

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Grizzlies vs 76ers Betting Trends

  • Memphis is 4-10 against the spread (ATS) in its last 14 games.
  • The total has hit the under in 10 of Memphis' last 13 games.
  • Philadelphia is 6-1 straight up in its last seven home games.
  • The total has hit the over in seven of Philadelphia's last 10 games against Memphis.

Grizzlies vs. 76ers Prediction & Pick

The 76ers own the toughest remaining strength of schedule in the NBA and it begins with taking on a feisty Grizzlies squad. The good news for Philadelphia is that this game is at the Wells Fargo Center. Philly has posted a reliable 23-8 home record, while Memphis has logged a subpar 11-17 road record.

The Grizzlies are a different team when away from home as they shoot only 46.1% from the floor (No. 19 in NBA) and tally 15.2 turnovers per game (No. 22 in NBA). Bettering those numbers won't be easy on Thursday as the 76ers are holding opponents to just 109.9 points per home game (No. 8 in NBA).

Memphis has lost seven straight games on the road, so fade the Grizzlies in Philadelphia tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Grizzlies: 111 | 76ers: 118

Grizzlies vs. 76ers Best Bet

The one thing Memphis lacks heading at the moment is size given the injury to center Steven Adams. That is worrisome considering they are about to face a team that rosters one of the best big men in the league. Joel Embiid is averaging 33.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game on the year.

The Grizzlies are 4-10 against the spread (ATS) in their last 14 games overall and 1-5 ATS in its last six away games against Philadelphia. On the other side, the 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. Trust a rested Embiid to demolish Memphis' defense around the rim and build a solid lead.

Bet: Philadelphia 76ers -3.5 (-110)

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