Milwaukee Bucks (20-7) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (18-9)
December 15, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -1.5; Over/Under: +228.5
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Memphis Grizzlies meet Thursday in NBA action at the FedExForum. The Milwaukee Bucks have won 5 of their last 6 games. The Memphis Grizzlies have won 6 straight games.
The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 112.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.1 points and 11.3 rebounds, while Jrue Holiday is averaging 19.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. Brook Lopez is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 10.3 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.8 rebounds per game.
The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 115.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 27.7 points and 7.8 assists, while Desmond Bane is averaging 24.7 points and 4.9 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.7 rebounds per game.
The Bucks are 1-4-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Grizzlies are 35-15-1 ATS in their last 51 home games and 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 16-5 in Bucks last 21 road games. The under is 16-5 in Grizzlies last 21 Thursday games. The Bucks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks in the underdog role is always worth a look, but they’ve been shaky on the road this season, and they’re going to be without Holiday tonight. The Memphis Grizzlies are one of the best home teams in the league, where they win by an average of 11.4 points. The Grizzlies also have a pep in their step most nights, and you know they’ll be up for a big game at home. This is a big statement game. Give me the Grizzlies.