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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 2/23/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Memphis Grizzlies at Cleveland Cavaliers
Date & Time Saturday February 23, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, Ohio
The Line
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -2 -- Over/Under: 202.5
TV Channel
FSOH, FSSE
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NBA | Memphis Grizzlies at Cleveland Cavaliers
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Quicken Loans Arena.

The Memphis Grizzlies could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 100.6 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 45 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 19.9 points and 6.4 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 18.7 points and 2.7 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Jaren Jackson Jr. is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.4 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost 10 of their last 11 road games.

The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a victory after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 49 percent shooting. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.2 points and 2.5 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 15.7 points and 10.7 rebounds. Collin Sexton is the third double-digit scorer and Cedi Osman is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 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 split their last six home games.

The Grizzlies are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games, 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 Saturday games. The Grizzlies are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Cleveland and 6-17 ATS in the last 23 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Grizzlies last 6 road games. The over is 13-5-1 in Grizzlies last 19 vs. NBA Central.

The Memphis Grizzlies just lost at home to a Los Angeles Clippers team that's not trying to make the playoffs. The Cleveland Cavaliers have had some recent success at home and got a major boost to their lineup with the return of Kevin Love. All of a sudden the Cavs don't look as bad as they did a few weeks ago. The Memphis Grizzlies are just 11-19 ATS on the road and have failed to cover 11 of their last 15 games on the road overall. With the rest advantage and the return of their best player, laying the bucket with the Cleveland Cavaliers at home is probably the right play in this contest. 

Pick:
Cleveland Cavaliers -2

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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