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Grizzlies' Early Shooting Woes Make Them a Risky Bet

The Utah Jazz are fully healthy and are firing on all cylinders as a result. With star small forward Gordon Hayward back in the fold, the Jazz are 4-1 SU in their last five games while holding opponents to an average of 92.4 points. Next up on the docket is a home tilt with the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday.

Shark Bites
  • The Grizzlies are 4-12 SU in their last 16 games on the road against the Jazz.
  • The Jazz are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games at home against teams with losing records.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Jazz' last six games.

Memphis enters the contest ranking 27th in scoring (97 points per game) and 29th in shooting (41.7 percent from the field). The Grizz put up a measly 39 points in the first half against Milwaukee on Saturday before eventually losing 106-96.

The Grizzlies’ frontcourt duo of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph has terrorized opponents for years, but Utah’s monster combination of Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert is clearly better in 2016.

Favors, who is listed as questionable after leaving Saturday’s game against the Grizzlies with knee pain, had his double-digit scoring streak end at four games in the last outing. Gobert has two straight double-doubles and five for the season, tied for seventh in the Association.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Utah Jazz are 7-4 so far on the NBA season, and 6-5 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Memphis Grizzlies, meanwhile, are 4-5 and 3-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 7-4 and the Grizzlies go 5-4 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Utah vs Memphis injuries news.

This game pits the Utah Jazz, currently No. 5 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Memphis Grizzlies, who rate No. 24 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Utah's No. 25-ranked offense (97.64 PPG) against a Memphis Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 13 at 102.56 PPG. The Utah Jazz have averaged 45.56% from the field per game, more than the Memphis Grizzlies have managed so far this NBA season (41.68% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Memphis suffered a 106-96 loss against Milwaukee on Saturday, getting 18 points from Marc Gasol in a losing effort at Bradley Center.

Utah got 25 points from Gordon Hayward en route to a 102-91 victory over Miami on Saturday at American Airlines Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Memphis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Memphis is 5-19 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games
  • Memphis is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Utah is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games
  • Utah is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Memphis at Los Angeles, Wednesday, November 16th
Utah home to Chicago, Thursday, November 17th