Grizzlies vs. Jazz - 3/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (23-35) at Memphis Grizzlies (42-16)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -8 -- Over/Under: 183 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, SPSO
The Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies square off Tuesday night at the FedExForum.
The Utah Jazz look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. On the season, the Jazz are averaging 95.5 points on 45 percent shooting and are allowing 96.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.5 points and 4.2 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16 points and 8.3 rebounds. Trey Burke is dishing 4.6 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are allowing just 38.9 percent shooting from the field and 24.2 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Jazz have allowed less than 100 points in seven of their last eight games, and the improved defensive effort is the reason for their quick turnaround.
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The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Grizzlies are averaging 99.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting and are allowing 95.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 18.2 points and eight rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 16.5 points and 5.3 assists. Zach Randolph is grabbing 11.7 rebounds and Jeff Green is shooting 40.2 percent from the field. The Memphis Grizzlies have held eight of their last 10 opponents under 100 points and are allowing 43.5 percent shooting in their last five games. The Grizzlies are 23-6 SU on their home court. Vince Carter is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Jazz are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 Tuesday games. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Both teams are playing great defense recently and the under has hit in six of the last eight meetings. However, this total appears to be way too low. I suggest taking the over here, as it seems like oddmakers are overreacting a bit.