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Grizzlies face Bulls: NBA odds preview

Memphis GrizzliesChicago Bulls
34-26March 07, 2014, 07:00 | United Center34-27

The Bulls will be trying to slam the Grizzlies on Friday when the teams tip off at United Center in NBA betting action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Bulls are 34-27 so far on the season, and 32-29 ATS vs. the number. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, are 34-26 and 26-32-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 25-36 and the Grizzlies go 31-29 on the totals.

View Memphis Grizzlies vs Chicago Bulls Odds and Stats.

This game pits the Bulls, currently No. 5 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Grizzlies, who rate No. 15 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 90-88 victory for the Bulls.

Last time out for Memphis, they were a 103-94 loser as they battled the Nets on the road. The Grizzlies failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 197 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Grizzlies endured a 103-94 loss at the hands of the Nets on Wednesday, despite a 19-point effort from Jon Leuer at Barclays Center.

The Bulls were a 105-94 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pistons. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (199) made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago got 26 points from D.J. Augustin en route to a 105-94 victory over Detroit on Wednesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Grizzlies rank No. 20 in the league with 42.13 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 7 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the NBA’s No. 27-ranked team at 6.02 per game, while the Grizzlies rate No. 30 with 5.05 per contest.

A few Grizzlies at Bulls trends to consider:
Memphis is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Memphis is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games
Memphis is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Chicago is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Chicago is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Memphis home to Charlotte, Saturday, March 8th
Chicago home to Miami, Sunday, March 9th