Memphis Grizzlies vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
NBA betting interest will be piqued on Friday when the Grizzlies of Memphis hit the hard court against the Cavaliers of Cleveland.
The Cavaliers bring a 21-40 record (32-29 ATS) to the battle against the 40-19 Grizzlies, who are 34-24-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cleveland go 33-28 so far and the Grizzlies go 25-33-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 27-rated Cavaliers and the No. 8-rated Grizzlies in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-92 win for the Grizzlies on Friday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Grizzlies rank No. 11 in the league with 42.9 per game. That compares with Cleveland’s No. 24 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cleveland is the NBA’s No. 15-ranked team at 7 per game, while the Grizzlies rate No. 30 with 4.7 per contest.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Grizzlies own the league's No. 2-rated mark, allowing 92.1 points per game when playing on the road. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring on their home court.
Memphis won its last outing, a 91-85 result against the Trail Blazers on March 6. The Grizzlies failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 176 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Marc Gasol scored 23 points and chipped in with 12 rebounds for Memphis on Wednesday, leading the Grizzlies to a 91-85 victory over Portland at FedExForum.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 104-101 winner as they battled the Jazz at home. The Cavaliers covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 205 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland got 20 points and 10 assists from Kyrie Irving en route to a 104-101 victory over Utah on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing New Orleans are 9-1
After playing Portland are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Utah are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Grizzlies at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Memphis is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 7 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games at home
Cleveland is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Cleveland's last 25 games when playing Memphis
Memphis home to New Orleans, Saturday, March 9
Cleveland at Toronto, Sunday, March 10