Chicago Bulls vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 3/7/14
Memphis Grizzlies (34-26) at Chicago Bulls (34-27)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies travel to the United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls tonight.
The Grizzlies have won three of their last five games but will be looking to bounce back after losing to the Nets by 103-94 on Wednesday. Marc Gasol had 18 points but played just 28 minutes as the Grizzlies struggled without Zach Randolph, falling behind by as many as 30 points before emptying their bench. Coming off a game of 20 points, Mike Conley had himself a horrid game of just two points without making a field goal before he got benched. On the bright side, the Grizzlies' reserves all got an extended run and were able to combine for 70 points to keep the final score respectable. With the loss, Memphis falls to 34-26 overall which leaves them one game behind the eighth-seeded Dallas.
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Meanwhile, the Bulls have won 10 of their last 12 games and will be looking to kick off a six-game homestand with a win after beating the Pistons by 105-94 on Wednesday. DJ Augustin led the scoring with 26 points while Taj Gibson added 22 points on 11 of 16 shooting off the bench, but the MVP of the game was once again Joakim Noah who racked up another triple-double, scoring 10 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. It was actually a pretty closely fought game until the Bulls ramped up their defense late in the game and ran away with the win on a 34-24 fourth quarter. With the win, Chicago improves to 34-27 on the season and 16-17 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Grizzlies are 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a loss, while the Bulls are 5-0 ATS in their last five home games and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
Head to head, the home team is 19-8 ATS in the last 27 meetings overall but the Grizzlies are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Chicago.
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