Memphis Grizzlies (3-6) at Cleveland Cavaliers (5-5)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 218 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Monday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The Memphis Grizzlies need a win here after losing four of their last six games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 105.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 109.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 26.3 points and 6.3 assists while Dillon Brooks is averaging 17 points and 4.1 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Anderson is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 100.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 25.1 points and 2.1 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.9 points and 2.9 assists. Darius Garland is the third double-digit scorer and Cedi Osman is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Grizzlies are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest. The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 20-7 in Grizzlies last 27 overall. The under is 8-0 in Cavaliers last 8 overall. The Grizzlies are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Cleveland and 6-21 ATS in the last 27 meetings.
I'm not running to the window to back either of these teams, but it's the Cleveland Cavaliers who have shown more promise up to this point and have had far more success. The Memphis Grizzlies have been on the struggle bus since Morant went down and that's not going to turnaround until the star point guard returns. We're not being asked to lay a whole lot here. I'll lay the buckets with the Cavs at home.