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Cavaliers visit Grizzlies in hoops battle

Cleveland CavaliersMemphis Grizzlies
April 23, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds

21-42TEAM RECORD39-25

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Monday when the Grizzlies try to run the Cavaliers off the court at FedExForum in pro hoops action.

The Grizzlies sit at 39-25 (29-35 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cavaliers are currently 21-42 (30-33 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Memphis is 25-39 OU, and Cleveland is 30-33 OU.

View Cleveland vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Cavaliers before tip-off in this one will find them as 13-point underdogs, while the total sits at 191.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Grizzlies, currently No. 10 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Cavaliers, who rate No. 26 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 97-89 victory for the Grizzlies.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 20-ranked offense (94.9 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 26 at 100 PPG. The Grizzlies have averaged 44.7% from the field per game, more than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (42.3% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Cavaliers own the league's No. 23-rated mark, allowing 100.4 points per game when on the road. Memphis, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in home scoring.

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 114-98 result against the Spurs on April 22. The Cavaliers failed to cover in that game as a 15.5-point underdog, while the 212 combined points took the game OVER the total. Antawn Jamison scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Cavaliers to victory (they lost 114-98 to San Antonio at AT&T Center on Sunday).

The Grizzlies were a 93-89 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as favorites, while the total score (182) made winners of UNDER bettors. Rudy Gay scored 21 points leading the Grizzlies to a 93-89 victory over Portland at FedExForum on Saturday.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing Portland are 2-8
After a win are 7-3

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
Cleveland is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games when playing Memphis
Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Memphis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games

Next up:
Cleveland home to Washington, Wednesday, April 25
Memphis home to Orlando, Thursday, April 26