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Pointspread favors Grizzlies in battle with Jazz

Memphis GrizzliesUtah Jazz
42-28March 26, 2014, 10:30 | EnergySolutions Arena23-48

The Jazz hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Wednesday as the Grizzlies pay a visit to EnergySolutions Arena in NBA betting action.

The Jazz bring a 23-48 record (32-37-2 ATS) to the battle against the 42-28 Grizzlies, who are 32-36-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 32-39 so far and the Grizzlies go 34-36. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Jazz as 7-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 184.5, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Jazz at No. 26 and the Grizzlies at No. 14 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 91-83 result in favor of the Grizzlies.

Memphis won its last outing, a 109-92 result against the Timberwolves on March 24. The Grizzlies covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 201 combined points took the game OVER the total. Memphis got 23 points from Mike Conley en route to a 109-92 victory over Minnesota on Monday at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 94.54 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 3 at 94.03 PPG. The Jazz field goal percentage has averaged 44.15% so far, less than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 46.28% per game.

Next up:
Memphis at Golden State, Friday, March 28th
Utah at New Orleans, Friday, March 28th