Utah Jazz (35-30) at Memphis Grizzlies (18-46)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +8 -- Over/Under: 200 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies meet Friday in NBA action at the FedExForum.
The Utah Jazz look to keep the ball rolling after winning 16 of their last 18 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 102.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 100.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 19.8 points and 3.5 assists while Jae Crowder is averaging 12.7 points and 3.8 rebounds. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Favors is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won nine straight road games.
The Memphis Grizzlies could use a win here, as they haven’t won a game since January 29. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 99.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Tyreke Evans is averaging 19.4 points and 5.1 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 17.9 points and 8.5 rebounds. JaMychal Green is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies haven’t won a home game since January 29.
The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Grizzlies are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss, 5-12 ATS in their last 17 Friday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Jazz are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings, the underdog is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings and the under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Utah Jazz continue to be one of the more consistent teams in the league, as the SU and the ATS victories are piling up, and they haven't lost on the road since January 22. The Memphis Grizzlies are a team that's counting the days until the offseason and doesn't put out an NBA roster half the time, which is why a lot of their losses have been ugly blowouts. The Grizzlies are allowing 49.9 percent shooting in their last five games and aren't covering games despite getting these big numbers. The Jazz are 4-2 ATS when favored by at least eight points. Give me the Jazz by double digits.