Bucks vs. Grizzlies - 3/17/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (39-28) at Milwaukee Bucks (29-39)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and Milwaukee Bucks meet Thursday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 99.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 99.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 15.3 points and 6.1 assists while Zach Randolph is averaging 14.6 points and 7.9 rebounds. Lance Stephenson is grabbing 4.3 rebounds and Matt Barnes is dishing 1.9 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost four of their last six road games.
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The Milwaukee Bucks look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 99.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 18.6 points and 4.2 assists while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 16.7 points and 7.6 rebounds. Greg Monroe is grabbing 9.4 rebounds and Jabari Parker is dishing 1.6 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have split their last 10 home games.
The Grizzlies are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 0 days rest and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Bucks are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southwest and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 Thursday games. The underdog is 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
Even with the Grizzlies missing tons of key players, I still have faith that they can hang with a Bucks team that's been extremely disapointing. How many times do the Bucks win by double digits? Not many. I'll take my chances with the points even if this game is trash.