Cleveland Cavaliers vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds
The Grizzlies will try to pay off for their supporters on Monday when they play host to the Cavaliers at FedExForum in NBA wagering action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Grizzlies are 9-2 so far on the season, and 9-2 ATS vs. the number. The Cavaliers, meanwhile, are 3-10 and 7-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Memphis go 7-4 and the Cavaliers go 8-5 on the totals.
The visitors opened this morning as 12-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 197 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Grizzlies at No. 1 and the Cavaliers at No. 23 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 106-93 result in favor of the Grizzlies.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 7-ranked offense (100.7 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 29 at 102.2 PPG. The Grizzlies have averaged 44.5% from the field per game, more than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (42.3% on average).
Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.8 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 110-108 loser as they battled the Heat on the road. The Cavaliers covered in the match as a 15-point underdog, while 218 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland got 16 points from Dion Waiters but lost anyway 110-108 against the Heat on Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Last time out for Memphis, they were a 106-98 winner as they battled the Lakers at home. The Grizzlies covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 204 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Memphis got 21 points from Rudy Gay en route to a 106-98 victory over Los Angeles on Friday at FedExForum.
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Phoenix are 3-7
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
A few Cavaliers at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games on the road
Cleveland is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Memphis is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Memphis is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Memphis's last 11 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland home to Phoenix, Tuesday, November 27
Memphis home to Toronto, Wednesday, November 28