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Bulls face Grizzlies: NBA odds preview

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Dec 17, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

Chicago Bulls vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds


FedExForum features an NBA battle between the host Memphis Grizzlies and the visiting Chicago Bulls in betting action on Monday.

The Grizzlies sport records of 15-6 and 13-7-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Bulls sit at 13-9 and 8-14 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-12 for the Grizzlies and 7-15 for the Bulls. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Chicago vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bulls were listed as 6.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 180 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Grizzlies - Bulls odds would favor the Grizzlies if the lines were set according to power ranks. Memphis is rated No. 3 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Bulls sit at No. 7. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 99-96 win for the Grizzlies.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Memphis's No. 14-rated squad against Chicago's No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Memphis rates No. 27 in the league with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 30 with 4.3 per outing.

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.7 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.

The Bulls were an 83-82 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nets. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (165) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Bulls got 19 points from Marco Belinelli as Chicago ran past Brooklyn 83-82 on Saturday at United Center.

Last time out for Memphis, they were a 99-86 winner as they battled the Jazz on the road. The Grizzlies covered in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 185 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Grizzlies got a 25-point performance from Zach Randolph, who added 16 rebounds as Memphis ran past Utah 99-86 on Saturday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Brooklyn are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Utah are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Bulls at Grizzlies trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chicago's last 12 games
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Memphis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Chicago
Memphis is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Chicago home to Boston, Tuesday, December 18
Memphis home to Milwaukee, Wednesday, December 19