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NBA betting line favors Grizzlies over Jazz

Utah JazzMemphis Grizzlies
8-22December 23, 2013, 08:00 | FedExForum11-15

The Grizzlies will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Jazz tip off at FedExForum on Monday in NBA play.

The Grizzlies sit at 11-15 (7-18-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Jazz are currently 8-22 (13-16-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Memphis is 13-13 OU, and Utah is 13-17 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Grizzlies sat as -5.5-point Favorite. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 187.

The Grizzlies sit at No. 22 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Jazz are at No. 25 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Grizzlies will win this game 86-81.

Last time out for Utah, they were an 88-85 winner as they battled the Bobcats on the road. The Jazz covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 173 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Utah earned an 88-85 victory over Charlotte on Saturday, getting 20 points from Trey Burke at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Grizzlies were a 95-87 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Knicks. Zach Randolph scored 25 points and added 15 rebounds for a double-double, leading Memphis over New York, 95-87, on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Memphis's No. 20-rated squad against Utah's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Memphis rates No. 29 in the league with 4.69 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 27 with 6.07 per outing.

Next up:
Utah home to Los Angeles, Friday, December 27th
Memphis at Houston, Thursday, December 26th