Grizzlies at Jazz - 4/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (53-25) at Utah Jazz (36-42)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz +2.5 -- Over/Under: 178.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, ROOT
The Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz square off Friday night at the EnergySolutions Arena.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Grizzlies are averaging 98.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and are allowing 95.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 17.5 points and 7.9 rebounds while Zach Randolph is averaging 16.1 points and 10.6 rebounds. Mike Conley is dishing 5.4 assists and Jeff Green is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing just 43.1 percent shooting in their last five games and have won 10 of their last 14 games when allowing less than 100 points. The Grizzlies could use this game to give themselves a shot at the second seed in the West. Five of the Grizzlies last eight losses have come on the road.
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The Utah Jazz look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. On the season, the Jazz are averaging 94.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting and are allowing 94.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.1 points and 4.1 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.4 points and 8.2 rebounds. Trey Burke is dishing 4.3 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are allowing 41.1 percent shooting in their last five games and have allowed less than 100 points in six straight games. The Jazz have won eight of their last 11 games on their home court. The Jazz continue to build confidence heading into a promising next season.
The Grizzlies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Jazz are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest. The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I usually don't mess with overs and unders, but this total is far too low for an NBA game. Sure, both teams are playing elite defense as of late, but the value here is too good to pass up.