Grizzlies visit Jazz in NBA clash
Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Jazz try to run the Grizzlies off the court at EnergySolutions Arena in pro hoops action.
Utah will face the 44-20 Grizzlies, who own a 38-25-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Jazz are 31-33-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Grizzlies are 27-36-1 favoring the OVER.
For bettors going with the Jazz in this one, they were listed earlier as 1.5-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 187.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Jazz, currently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Grizzlies, who rate No. 6 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 99-94 victory for the Grizzlies.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Utah's No. 14-rated squad against Memphis's No. 12-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 24 in the league with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 30 with 4.7 per outing.
Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, giving up 91.9 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.
Memphis lost its last outing, an 87-80 result against the Nuggets on March 15. The Grizzlies failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 167 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Memphis got 18 points from Zach Randolph but lost anyway 87-80 against the Nuggets on Friday at Pepsi Center.
The Jazz were a 110-87 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (197) made winners of UNDER bettors. Utah was run off the court by the Thunder on Wednesday as Oklahoma City blasted them 110-87 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Denver are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing New York are 8-2
After playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Grizzlies at Jazz trends to consider:
Memphis is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing on the road against Utah
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Memphis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Utah
Utah is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis
Utah is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games at home
Utah is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games when playing Memphis
Memphis home to Minnesota, Monday, March 18
Utah home to New York, Monday, March 18