Memphis Grizzlies (7-14) at Cleveland Cavaliers (15-7)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -11.5 -- Over/Under: 208 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Memphis Grizzlies are still looking for their first victory since November 7. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 98.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 18.6 points and 8.9 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 18 points and 3.5 assists. JaMychal Green is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.4 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost four straight road games.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to stay hot while building on their 10-game winning streak. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 111.2 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 108.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 28 points and 8.5 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 19 points and 10.3 rebounds. Dwyane Wade is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Korver is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won five straight home games.
The Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest, 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Cavaliers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 7-21-2 ATS in their last 30 home games. The Grizzlies are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Cleveland, 5-15 ATS in the last 20 meetings and the favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
I'm still not 100 percent sold on the Cleveland Cavaliers despite their losing streak, but there's no way I'm backing the Memphis Grizzlies given the way they're playing. This team is dropping games left and right and is fresh off a performance in which they scored just 79 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Even though the Cavs struggle defensively and have had their fair share of close calls during this stretch, the Grizzlies are falling apart before our very eyes. Cleveland is capable of winning here by double digits.