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Grizzlies host Bulls in basketball action

Chicago BullsMemphis Grizzlies
11-17December 30, 2013, 08:00 | FedExForum13-16

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

The Grizzlies sit at 13-16 (9-19-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bulls are currently 11-17 (10-18 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Memphis is 15-14 OU, and Chicago is 11-17 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Chicago Bulls vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Grizzlies rated this week at No. 17 and the Bulls sitting at No. 25. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 86-85 result in favor of the Bulls today.

Chicago was a 105-83 loser in its last match at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 188 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Chicago was crushed on Saturday, getting run out of the gym by Dallas and falling 105-83 at United Center.

In their last action, Memphis was a 120-99 winner at home against the Nuggets. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (219) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Memphis cruised to victory on Saturday, running Denver out of the gym and running up a 120-99 score at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 94.79 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 2 at 93.14 PPG. The Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 44.94% so far, more than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 42.45% per game.

Next up:
Chicago home to Toronto, Tuesday, December 31st
Memphis at Phoenix, Thursday, January 2nd