Bulls vs. Grizzlies - 3/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (44-18) at Chicago Bulls (39-24)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls +3 -- Over/Under: 184.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, CSNC, NBATV
The Memphis Grizzlies and Chicago Bulls square off Monday night at the United Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies need a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Grizzlies are averaging 99.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting and are allowing 95.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 18 points and eight rebounds while Zach Randolph is averaging 16.4 points and 11.4 rebounds. Mike Conley is dishin 5.3 assists and Jeff Green is shooting 39 percent from the field. The Memphis Grizzlies have scored 95 or less points in five of their last eight games but are shooting 47.1 percent from the field in their last five games. The Grizzlies offensive production has been a lot better this season, which is why they’re the second seed in the West. 11 of the Grizzlies 18 losses have come on the road.
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The Chicago Bulls also look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Bulls are averaging 101 points on 43.9 percent shooting and are allowing 98.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Pau Gasol is averaging 18.3 points and 12.1 rebounds while Aaron Brooks is averaging 10.6 points and 2.9 assists. Mike Dunleavy is shooting 43.2 percent from the field and Joakim Noah is grabbing 10 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are coming off a loss to the Spurs in which they allowed 48.9 percent shooting and turned the ball over 20 times. While the Bulls are still competing at a high level, they’re not going to accomplish much until all of their key guys get back onto the court.
The Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bulls are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest. The Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and the underdog is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
I like the value of the Bulls and the points here, as they continue to play hard and give themselves a shot to win. Memphis has looked beatable recently.