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NBA Matchup - Jazz Grizzlies Odds Preview

Memphis GrizzliesUtah Jazz
Dec 15, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz Odds

14-6TEAM RECORD13-11

EnergySolutions Arena will feature Jazz vs. Grizzlies action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Jazz currently sports a record of 13-11, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-12-1 ATS. The Grizzlies are 14-6 and 12-7-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Jazz post a 12-11-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Grizzlies have gone 9-11 against the number.

View Memphis vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
For bettors going with the Jazz in this one, they were listed earlier as 2.5-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 196 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 13-rated Jazz and the No. 3-ranked Grizzlies, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 103-98 result in favor of the Grizzlies.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Utah's No. 8-rated squad against Memphis's No. 15-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 16 in the league with 6.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 27 with 5.6 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Grizzlies own the league's No. 6-rated mark, allowing 93.1 points per game when playing on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring on their home court.

The Grizzlies were a 99-94 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (193) made winners of UNDER bettors. Memphis suffered a 99-94 loss against Denver on Friday, getting 21 points from Rudy Gay in a losing effort at Pepsi Center.

Utah was a 99-84 loser in its last match on the road against the Suns. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 183 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Utah got 14 points from Al Jefferson but lost anyway 99-84 against the Suns on Friday at US Airways Center.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing Denver are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Brooklyn are 3-7
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Grizzlies at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Memphis's last 9 games
Memphis is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
Memphis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Utah
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis
Utah is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Utah is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games when playing Memphis

Next up:
Memphis home to Chicago, Monday, December 17
Utah at Brooklyn, Tuesday, December 18