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NBA Matchup - Grizzlies Cavaliers Odds Preview

Cleveland Cavaliers Memphis Grizzlies
24-36 March 01, 2014, 09:00 | FedExForum 32-25



The Grizzlies will try to cover the spread at FedExForum on Saturday when they get a visit from the Cavaliers in basketball action.

Memphis will face the 24-36 Cavaliers, who own a 28-32 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Grizzlies are 28-29 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cavaliers are 26-34 favoring the OVER.

View Cleveland Cavaliers vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Grizzlies in this one found them as -9.5-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 186.5 at Bovada.

The Grizzlies - Cavaliers odds would favor the Grizzlies if the lines were set according to power ranks. Memphis is rated No. 12 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Cavaliers sit at No. 20. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 90-86 win for the Grizzlies.

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The Cavaliers were a 99-79 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Jazz. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (178) made winners of UNDER bettors. Utah was run off the court by the Cavaliers on Friday as Cleveland blasted the Jazz 99-79 at Quicken Loans Arena.

Memphis was a 113-107 loser in its last match on the road against the Thunder. They earned a push of the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 220 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Grizzlies got 19 points from Mike Miller, but it was Oklahoma City that prevailed in a 113-107 final on Friday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Memphis's No. 20-rated squad against Cleveland's No. 10-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Memphis rates No. 30 in the league with 4.95 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 20 with 6.97 per outing.

Next up:
Cleveland home to San Antonio, Tuesday, March 4th
Memphis at Washington, Monday, March 3rd