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Memphis GrizzliesChicago Bulls
March 25, 8:00 PM | United Center

Memphis Grizzlies vs Chicago Bulls Odds

40-32TEAM RECORD51-19

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Memphis when they hit take on the Bulls on Friday in pro hoops betting action.

The Bulls currently sports a record of 51-19, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 45-24-1 ATS. The Grizzlies are 40-32 and 45-26-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulls post a 28-42 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Grizzlies have gone 36-36 against the number.

View Memphis vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Grizzlies before tip-off in this one will find them as 8-point underdogs, while the total sits at 189.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulls sit at No. 2 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Grizzlies are at No. 14 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bulls will win this game 104-99.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 98.5 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 14 at 98.1 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 46% so far, less than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 46.8% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Grizzlies own the league's No. 14-rated mark, allowing 99.6 points per game when on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in home scoring.

Memphis won its last outing, a 90-87 result against the Celtics on March 23. The Grizzlies covered in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 177 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Grizzlies got 13 points from Zach Randolph as Memphis ran past Boston 90-87 on Wednesday at TD Garden.

Chicago was a 114-81 winner in its last match on the road against the Hawks. They covered the 4–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 195 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The battle between the Bulls and Hawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Atlanta was handed a 114-81 defeat on Tuesday at Philips Arena.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 5-5
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Grizzlies at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing Chicago
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Memphis
Chicago is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Memphis

Next up:
Memphis home to San Antonio, Sunday, March 27
Chicago at Milwaukee, Saturday, March 26

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