Wednesday January 14,2015 : NBA Odds: Veteran Green Makes Grizzlies More Dangerous in West
While there’s no denying that the Boston Celtics have been the most active on the trade market this season, the Memphis Grizzlies have made recent moves that will have a bigger impact on the NBA betting landscape. The addition of perimeter threat Jeff Green has made Memphis all the more dangerous.
Landlocked in the toughest NBA division (the reigning champion Spurs are over .600 and in fourth), the Grizzlies face an uphill battle to get in the postseason. As we go to press, they’re 16/1 to win the NBA Championship.
Coming off of four consecutive playoff berths, the 26-11 Grizzlies are serious threats. Now that the club will pair Green with Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, this team is looking deeper than ever.Green may not be a perennial All-Star, but he’s a veteran with three seasons under his belt, averaging near 17 points per game.
He could be the boost the franchise needs. Although deadly on a game-to-game basis, Memphis falls short at 18-19 ATS. After years of consistency, the Grizzlies are ready to take their game to the next level. Considering Gasol is heading into free agency, scooping up Green couldn’t have come at a better time.
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