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Grizzlies home to Jazz in NBA betting action

Utah JazzMemphis Grizzlies
April 17, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds

43-38TEAM RECORD55-26

The Memphis Grizzlies host Utah on Wednesday, looking to build on their 55-26 mark against the 43-38 Jazz in NBA action at FedExForum.

This season the Grizzlies are 55-26 overall and 45-34-2 ATS against the number, while the Jazz are 43-38 and 42-38-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Memphis is 33-47-1 on the OU, and Utah is 39-41-1.

View Utah vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Grizzlies as 7-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 183.5, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Grizzlies sit at No. 8 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Jazz are at No. 18 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Grizzlies will win this game 99-95.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 93.5 PPG, against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 16 at 98.3 PPG. The Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 44.4% so far, less than the Jazz shooters have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Jazz own the league's No. 19-rated mark, allowing 101.4 points per game when playing on the road. Memphis, on the other hand, rates No. 28 in scoring on their home court.

In their last action, Utah was a 96-80 winner on the road against the Timberwolves. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (176) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Utah got 22 points from Al Jefferson en route to a 96-80 victory over Minnesota on Monday at Target Center.

Memphis won its last outing, a 103-97 result against the Mavericks on April 15. The Grizzlies covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 200 combined points took the game OVER the total. Memphis got 19 points from Jerryd Bayless en route to a 103-97 victory over Dallas on Monday at American Airlines Center.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Jazz at Grizzlies trends to consider:
Utah is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games
Utah is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Utah's last 11 games when playing Memphis
Memphis is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Memphis's last 8 games
Memphis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Memphis's last 11 games at home