Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 1/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (18-16) at Utah Jazz (14-17)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies head to Salt Lake City to take on the Utah Jazz tonight.
The Jazz had lost three of four overall before Thursday's 109-96 home win over the Trailblazers. Gordon Hayward continued his strong form with 23 points while Rodney Hood added 18 points and six assists, but the Jazz received a major boost from Trey Burke who led the scoring with a season-high 27 points on 12 of 19 shooting off the bench. The Jazz have been struggling to win games lately, but they looked as good as ever when they took over the game with a 21-3 run in the second quarter and they'll need more of that effort as they look to improve on their mediocre 14-17 overall record and 9-7 record at home.
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Meanwhile, the Grizzlies have split their last eight games and will be looking for a third straight win after Tuesday's 99-90 overtime win over the Heat. Marc Gasol led the offense with 23 points, Zach Randolph added 17 points while Jeff Green and Mike Conley had 16 each as the Grizzlies dominated overtime by 16-7 to beat the Heat and improve to 18-16 on the season and 11-6 at home where they have won their last five. Memphis played without Matt Barnes who served the first game of a two-game suspension for his altercation with Knicks head coach Derek Fisher.
In ATS trends, the Grizzlies are 1-4-1 ATS in their last six road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five against the Western Conference, while the Jazz are 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a win and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the Grizzlies are 1-6 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in Utah.
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