Burns' **10** MAIN EVENT! ~ BIG (TV) WINNER ALERT!: After nailing both Friday NBA selections, Ben Burns stumbled Saturday. An OT loss w/ his "Personal Favorite" (Houston) prevented another winning day in the pros while a setback w/ his "Main Event" (OSU "under") cost him in the college ranks. Today, however, is a new day & Ben is determined to bounce back BIGGER THAN EVER. Make sure you're on board!
Game: Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Lakers Mar 25 2012 10:35PM
Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: I'm playing on MEMPHIS. I like how this one sets up for the visitors. True, the Grizzlies played yesterday. However, that was an afternoon game and it was right here at LA. So, there was no travel involved and the Grizzlies have had plenty of time off since that one finished. Also, note that its the first time that Memphis has played back-to-back games since 3/10 and 3/11. So, its been two weeks since they played b2b games (they won outright as a +6 point underdog in that one) which means that its not nearly as grueling as some b2b spots can be. Plus, the Grizzlies are 8-3 SU/ATS when playing the second of b2b games. So, its not a spot that they have trouble in. Going back further finds them at 33-18-1 ATS the past few seasons, when playing the second of back-to-back games. While the Grizzlies are 15-9 ATS on Sundays the past few seasons, the Lakers are only 21-30-1 ATS when doing so. Lately, it hasn't mattered what day the Lakers have played on. They're just 3-7-1 ATS their last 11. The Grizzlies play with recent "revenge," as the Lakers just beat them at Memphis less than two weeks ago. They're 63-47-1 ATS the past few seasons, when attempting to avenge an earlier loss, 22-17-1 ATS when attempting to avenge a home loss. That 3/13 game was decided by just five points, the third straight meeting in this series which was decided by single-digits. A closer look shows that there have been eight meetings between these teams since the start of 2010. The Lakers won ONLY ONE of those games by double-digits and four were decided by five or less. I could easily see this one also coming down to the wire and am grabbing the generous points. *10