On the 28th of october the Memphis Grizzlies welcomes LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers over at the Fedexforum in Memphis. This game will be the opener of the NBA regular season for the Grizzlies while Cleveland will be on a back to back road game as they face Chicago Bulls on the 27th. This means that we´ve got a perfect opportunity to start of our NBA 2015 sports betting season as Cleveland’s opening game of the NBA regular season versus the Bulls will provide us with a preview of the Cavaliers shape and since both the Grizzlies and the Bulls are two defensive and physically strong teams this means that the match picture will be similar.
The Memphis Grizzlies have looked very strong in the preseason and bolstered a 6-1 record with a 4-0 home record, something which comes to no surprise since the Grizzlies are known for being strong at their home court. The Grizzlies have been beating some of the NBA´s strongest teams such as Cleveland Cavaliers, Atlanta Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets. The Grizzlies came out victorious in this same fixture in the preseason with 81-71 which means that they will be coming into this game with the mental advantage.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will be coming into this fixture with a 1-6 record in the preseason, losing to the notoriously weak 76ers. Cavaliers fans saw some light in the end of the tunnel however as the Cavs managed to beat Dallas Mavericks at home in their last game. Lebron James stated that his back is feeling better and that he´s ready for the NBA 2015-2016 season, as every basketball fan knows; the NBA is a place where superstars shines and we saw Lebron James do just this as he carried the Cavaliers on his back to and in the playoffs, managing to produce numbers equal to that of the NBA’s greatest stars equal to even Michael Jordan. However Irving will still be out injured for the Cavaliers and he´s rumored to not come back for at least another couple of weeks.
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Even with the Memphis Grizzlies strong preseason record in contrast to the Cavaliers weak record set aside the viking is very confident that the Grizzlies will win this fixture and that they cover the public handicap line of -5.5 points aswell. The Cavaliers will be exhausted after facing the Bulls and the fact that the Grizzlies also have a physical play style wont help this, even if Lebron James has stated that he has recovered from his back injury these kind of situations tend to stress the body and it is not unlikely that Lebron will feel pain and sit out a quarter or two.
Cavaliers and Lebron fans should not read too much into these first few games though as the viking believes that Cleveland will be a strong contender to win the NBA playoffs this season but they must first regain Irving and Lebron needs to be performing at 100 percent, when this happens we will see Cavaliers steamroll their games and you shouldnt be surprised if they get a similar win streak to that which Atlanta Hawks had last winter. But for this game you should take Memphis Grizzlies to the bank.
If you are going to place a very big banker bet on this game then it´s wise to preview the Cavaliers in their game versus Chicago Bulls, first but take caution though as depending on the outcome it´s likely that the odds on Memphis will drop a bit. The viking recommends that you watch the Cleveland Cavalier vs Chicago bulls game either way though as that game will feature two of the best teams in the NBA and is sure to be entertaining.
The vikings picks for this game:
Under 200.5 points @ 1.26
Under 191.5 points @ 1.68
Under 183.5 points @ 2.55
Memphis Grizzlies – Cleveland Cavaliers, Memphis Grizzlies @ 1.46
Memphis Grizzlies – Cleveland Cavaliers, Memphis Grizzlies -5.5 @ 1.95
Memphis Grizzlies – Cleveland Cavaliers, Memphis Grizzlies -10.5 @ 3.00
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