After getting steamrolled in the first two games of this series, Memphis fed off the energy of its home crowd to roll to a 105-94 win in Game 3 and to gut out an impressive win in a hard-fought Game 4. Mike Conley started the series off with a disappointing 13-point performance, but he followed that up with back-to-back 24 point games and then a sensational 35-point effort in Game 4.
Memphis has proven it can hang in this series, but it will need to snap out of a 1-7 SU and ATS postseason road slump to take the next step.
Tuesday night’s total is set at 186.5 points. The UNDER is 7-1 at sports betting sites in Memphis’ last eight playoff road games.
At the team’s press conference late last night once the pick was made, Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome noted that it was indeed a “long day.” He said that head coach John Harbaugh was on the phone with Jimmy Smith while he was on the phone with “another team.” Ozzie thought he had worked out a trade and called the NFL, but apparently, the other team did not, leaving the Ravens holding the phone while their allotted time ran out and the Chiefs jumped in front of them.
The Ravens got their pick in eventually, landing Smith before the Saints picked at No. 28.
According to the Tribune, Bears general manager Jerry Angelo told two staff members to call the league regarding the deal, but each believed the other was doing it.
“We had a disconnect,” Angelo said via NFL.com. “There might be something said about it because of not communicating with the league in proper protocol. That was my fault. I Quality Cheap Jerseys called NFL Cheap Jerseys Baltimore and apologized to Baltimore and told them it was our fault.”