Grizzlies at Jazz - 11/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (3-3) at Utah Jazz (3-2)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz PK -- Over/Under: 180 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, ROOT
The Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz square off Saturday night at the EnergySolutions Arena.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for a big road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 92.8 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 13 points and 8.8 rebounds while Marc Gasol is averaging 12.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. Mike Conley is dishing 6.3 assists and Brandan Wright is grabbing four rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies have three very ugly losses on their schedule already this season and are allowing teams to shoot 41.5 percent from deep. The Grizzlies don’t look like the team we’ve seen over the years, as they’re even getting outrebounded by five per game. Memphis better find some answers rather quickly.
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The Utah Jazz look for their first home win of the season in just their second try. The Utah Jazz are averaging 94.2 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 86.2 points on 41 percent shooting. Derrick Favors is averaging 15.2 points and 7.6 rebounds while Alec Burks is averaging 15.2 points and 2.2 assists. Rodney Hood is dishing 3.2 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 13 rebounds. The Utah Jazz have allowed less than 100 points in 10 of their last 13 games and are forcing 16.8 turnovers per game. The Jazz are forcing nine steals per game and have proven to be an elite defensive team dating back to last season. The Jazz have split their last 10 home games.
The Grizzlies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Jazz are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southwest and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Grizzlies are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Utah and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Grizzlies are struggling defensively and continue to struggle offensively. Memphis looks like a completely different team than what we're used to seeing. I have to side with the Jazz in this spot.