Buy the Memphis Grizzlies – We rode the Grizzlies all the way to the bank last season – supporting them before the betting marketplace caught on. They were a pointspread darling last season and then some. Including the playoffs, Memphis covered an amazing 65% of its games last season. We suspected that they’d have their work cut out for them in this lockout shortened season and that has proved correct as the Grizzlies are 15-16 ATS nearing the halfway point of the campaign. Depth has always been a concern with this team and adding to it is the injury situation with Zach Randolph and Darrell Arthur missing on the inside. Head coach Lionel Hollins has faced little choice but to log his core six players a ton of minutes. One of the crucial keys for the Grizzlies last season was their awesome display of energy on a nightly basis. Again, with so many games packed into this shortened season, at times, the energy level just hasn’t been there. However, keep a stern eye on the Grizzlies after the All-Star break. Their schedule let’s up immensely. This will give this team ample time to recover, rejuvenate and get back to their assertive basketball nature for a full 48 minutes. In addition, the Grizzlies own my top ranked defense, which is clearly flying under the radar. It is the type of defense that is key in closing games and garnering pointspread wins. Finally, Z-Bo is expected back in March which will lessen the load for the other players and provide the Grizzlies with a proven scorer around the basket.