Grizzlies vs. Jazz - 3/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (28-32) at Memphis Grizzlies (36-24)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -1.5 -- Over/Under: 194 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies square off late Friday night at the FedExForum.
The Utah Jazz need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 97.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 97.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 20.1 points and 3.7 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.7 points and 8.6 rebounds. Trey Burke is dishing 2.5 assists and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 10.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have lost five straight road games. Rodney Hood is questionable with a head injury.
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The Memphis Grizzlies look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 99.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 99.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 15.2 points and 6.2 assists while Zach Randolph is averaging 14.6 points and 7.9 rebounds. Mario Chalmers is dishing 3.7 assists and Matt Barnes is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won nine of their last 11 home games.
The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Grizzlies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games and 14-4 ATS in their last 18 home games. The Jazz are 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Memphis and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Memphis Grizzlies have been one of the hotter teams in the league over the last month, so I don't understand such a low line. The Jazz haven't looked good since coming out of the break and now have a banged up Hood. Grizzlies and this low line is an easy bet.