Utah Jazz (6-6) at Memphis Grizzlies (7-4)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +2.5 -- Over/Under: 205.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies meet Monday in NBA action at the FedExForum.
The Utah Jazz look for a third straight win to get a game above a .500 record. The Utah Jazz are averaging 111.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 109.9 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 22.3 points and 4.5 assists while Rudy Gobert is averaging 16.4 points and 13.3 rebounds. Jae Crowder is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Ingles is dishing 4.4 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won four of their last six road games.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 103.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 101.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 18.1 points and six assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 14.7 points and 9.2 rebounds. Garrett Temple is the third double-digit scorer and Jaren Jackson Jr. is dishing 1.3 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won all five home games this season.
The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Monday games. The Grizzlies are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 home games, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Monday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Jazz are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings, the underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Memphis Grizzlies are undefeated at home this season, but the Utah Jazz are simply the better basketball team and have been really good when Donovan Mitchell is playing. The Grizzlies don't have the offensive firepower to hang with the Jazz, and the things Memphis does well is countered well by what the Jazz do well. The road team has also won five of the last six meetings between the Jazz and Grizzlies. I'll lay the bucket.