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Cavaliers vs Grizzlies Betting Preview

Memphis Grizzlies Cleveland Cavaliers
27-22 February 09, 2014, 06:00 | Quicken Loans Arena 17-33



The Cavaliers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Grizzlies tip off at Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday in NBA play.

The Grizzlies will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 22-26-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cavaliers are 20-30 ATS. Memphis is 23-26 against the total, while Cleveland is 24-26 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Memphis Grizzlies vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cavaliers rated this week at No. 22 and the Grizzlies sitting at No. 8. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 90-84 result in favor of the Grizzlies today.

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In their last action, Memphis was a 79-76 winner on the road against the Hawks. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (155) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Memphis got 20 points from Zach Randolph en route to a 79-76 victory over Atlanta on Saturday at Philips Arena.

The Cavaliers were a 115-113 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Wizards. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (228) made winners of OVER bettors. Cleveland got 24 points from Dion Waiters en route to a 115-113 victory over Washington on Friday at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 96.62 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 3 at 94.94 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 42.45% so far, less than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

A few Grizzlies at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Memphis is 11-3-1 SU in its last 15 games
Memphis is 6-1-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Memphis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Cleveland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Cleveland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Memphis home to Washington, Tuesday, February 11th
Cleveland home to Sacramento, Tuesday, February 11th