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Bucks face Grizzlies: NBA odds preview

Milwaukee BucksMemphis Grizzlies
8-38February 01, 2014, 08:00 | FedExForum25-20

The Grizzlies will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Bucks tip off at FedExForum on Saturday in NBA play.

Supporters of the Bucks have seen them go 8-38 and 15-31 ATS so far this season, while the Grizzlies are at 25-20 and 21-23-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Grizzlies are 21-24, while the Bucks are 24-22.

View Milwaukee Bucks vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

Memphis opened as -14-point Favorite at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 182 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Grizzlies rated this week at No. 11 and the Bucks sitting at No. 28. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 89-80 result in favor of the Grizzlies today.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 113-102 loser as they battled the Magic on the road. The Bucks failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 215 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Milwaukee got 20 points from Caron Butler but lost anyway 113-102 against the Magic on Friday at Amway Center.

In their last action, Memphis was a 94-90 winner on the road against the Timberwolves. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (184) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Memphis got 26 points and 12 rebounds from Zach Randolph en route to a 94-90 victory over Minnesota on Friday at Target Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 25-ranked offense (95.82 PPG) against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 21 at 101.78 PPG. The Grizzlies have averaged 45.64% from the field per game, more than the Bucks have managed so far this season (42.2% on average).

Next up:
Milwaukee home to New York, Monday, February 3rd
Memphis at Oklahoma City, Monday, February 3rd