Grizzlies vs. Bulls - 4/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (39-38) at Memphis Grizzlies (41-36)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls and Memphis Grizzlies meet early Tuesday night at the FedExForum.
The Chicago Bulls look for consistency after splitting their last 16 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 44 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.2 points and 5.4 rebounds while Pau Gasol is averaging 16.5 points and 4.2 assists. Nikola Mirotic is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and E'Twaun Moore is dishing 1.7 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have won three straight road games. Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson are questionable.
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The Memphis Grizzlies need a win in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 99.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 15.1 points and 7.9 rebounds while Lance Stephenson is averaging 14.2 points and 2.8 assists. Matt Barnes is dishing 2.1 assists and Jordan Farmar is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost four of their last five home games.
The Bulls are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Grizzlies are 18-8 ATS in their last 26 home games and 12-3 ATS in their last 15 vs. Eastern Conference. The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Bulls are still fighting for a playoff spot, and the Grizzlies continue to fall apart due to so many injuries. I don't love backing Chicago on the road, but it should be able to come out of Memphis with a victory.