Brooklyn has excellent scorers in Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, while Memphis has Ja Morant, who is averaging 36 points per game, but the Brooklyn defense has been impressive through two games allowing an average of just 97.0 points per game. The total under 238 has finished under in four of Brooklyn's last five overall and in each of the last four games that Brooklyn was the favourite.
Simply, Brooklyn is better than Memphis.The Nets have started the season strong with two consecutive victories. Brooklyn's defense has held both opponents to under 100 points and the offense is averaging 124.0 points per game, giving the Nets an average winning margin of 27 points per game.
Memphis has lost each of its first two games of the regular season but no one can place the blame on second-year star Ja Morant. The Grizzlies are allowing too many points at an average of 126.5 per game, which is 28th in the league.
The Nets are allowing an average of just 97.0 points per game while scoring an average of 124 points per game. On the other hand, Memphis scores its share of points with an average of 115.5 points per game, which is the 11th in the league, but the Grizzlies are 28th in the league in points allowed at 126.5 points per game. Memphis has five players listed as questionable and one, Xavier Tillman, who is out indefinitely.