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Jazz host Grizzlies in basketball action

Memphis GrizzliesUtah Jazz
Jan 6, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz Odds


The visiting Grizzlies hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at EnergySolutions Arena against the Jazz.

The Jazz currently sports a record of 3-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-4 ATS. The Grizzlies are 3-3 and 3-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Jazz post a 3-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Grizzlies have gone 3-3 against the number.

View Memphis vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Jazz at No. 23 and the Grizzlies at No. 5 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 91-87 result in favor of the Grizzlies.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 26-ranked offense (90.2 PPG) against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 17 at 95.3 PPG. The Jazz have averaged 42.6% from the field per game, less than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Grizzlies own the league's No. 13-rated mark, allowing 95 points per game when on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in home scoring.

The Grizzlies were a 90-86 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Timberwolves. They covered the 4.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (176) made winners of UNDER bettors. Memphis got 20 points from Tony Allen en route to a 90-86 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday at Target Center.

In their last action, Utah was an 85-73 winner at home against the Bucks. They covered the 1.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (158) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Utah got 26 points and 10 rebounds from Al Jefferson en route to an 85-73 victory over Milwaukee on Tuesday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Golden State are 7-3
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Grizzlies at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Memphis's last 10 games when playing on the road against Utah
Memphis is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Utah
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis
Utah is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing Memphis
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing Memphis

Next up:
Memphis at LA Lakers, Sunday, January 8
Utah at Golden State, Saturday, January 7