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Chicago Bulls vs Memphis Grizzlies in NBA odds tilt

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Jan 1, 8:00 PM | United Center

Memphis Grizzlies vs Chicago Bulls Odds

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The Chicago Bulls host Memphis on Sunday, looking to build on their 3-1 mark against the 1-2 Grizzlies in NBA action at United Center.

The Bulls sport records of 3-1 and 2-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Grizzlies sit at 1-2 and 1-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-2 for the Bulls and 2-1 for the Grizzlies.

View Memphis vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Bulls sat as 8-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 189.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 1-rated Bulls and the No. 13-rated Grizzlies in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 101-98 win for the Bulls on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 6-ranked offense (100.2 PPG) against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 14 at 95.3 PPG. The Bulls have averaged 46.2% from the field per game, less than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (47.1% on average).

Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 95 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Memphis, they were a 113-93 winner as they battled the Rockets at home. The Grizzlies covered in the match as a 6.5-point favorite, while 206 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Memphis cruised to victory on Friday, running Houston out of the gym and running up a 113-93 score at FedExForum.

In their last action, Chicago was a 114-101 winner on the road against the Clippers. They covered the 1–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (215) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Derrick Rose scored 29 points and added 16 assists for a double-double, leading Chicago over Los Angeles, 114-101, on Friday at STAPLES Center.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Sacramento are 3-7
After playing Houston are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Grizzlies at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Memphis's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Memphis's last 13 games
Memphis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Memphis
Chicago is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Memphis home to Sacramento, Tuesday, January 3
Chicago home to Atlanta, Tuesday, January 3

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