Chicago Bulls vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 12/16/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (14-12) at Chicago Bulls (14-8)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -3.5 -- Over/Under: 194.5 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies travel to the United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls tonight.
The Bulls will be looking to build on their three-game winning streak after cruising past the 76ers in a 115-96 win on Monday. Jimmy Butler led the team with 23 points, Nikola Mirotic added 17 points while Tony Snell had 16 as the Bulls crushed the 76ers in a dominant 64-40 second half after finding themselves down five points to the worst team in the league at halftime. With the win, Chicago improves to 14-8 overall and 10-3 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Grizzlies have lost three of their last five games but were able to avoid a third straight loss with a solid 112-95 win over the Wizards on Monday. Marc Gasol led the scoring with 24 points, Matt Barnes added 20 and Mike Conley had 18 as the Grizzlies shot a healthy 56.4 percent from the field and 10 of 15 from the 3-point line. Memphis has been experimenting with different lineups and they really looked good with Zach Randolph and Tony Allen starting from the bench so this could be a trend going forward.
In ATS trends, the Grizzlies are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four road games and 0-4 ATS in their last four games against a team above .600, while the Bulls are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Head to head, the Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Chicago and 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings.
The Grizzlies looked great on offense with their smaller lineup, but the Bulls have been playing some great basketball lately and should win this one while the Grizzlies are still working things out.