Memphis Grizzlies vs. Chicago Bulls - 10/25/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Chicago Bulls

Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7:10 PM (FedEx Forum)

Memphis Grizzlies -1.0 . Total 223.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

The Chicago Bulls dropped their first game of the season (0-1) in a nail biting 126-125 loss on the road at the Charlotte Hornets.  The Memphis Grizzlies(0-1) like the Bulls lost their season opener as well.  The Grizzlies lost at the Miami Heat 120-101.  

In the 1 point loss to the Hornets, the Bulls had 6 players in double figures.  The leading scorer for the Bulls was Lauri Markkanen with 35 points.  Markkanen also grabbed 17 rebounds, which gave him a double double for the game.  Thaddeus Young and Coby White each had contributed 17 points in the game.  The Bulls as a team shot 46.7% from the field, while dishing out 25 assists. 

The Grizzlies led at halftime and were actually in the game till the 4th quarter.  The Grizzlies were out scored 37-17 in the 4th quarter.  The Grizzlies leading scorer was Jaren Jackson Jr. with 17.  Tyus Jones added 15 points in the game on 6/12 shooting.  Rookie point guard Ja Morant totaled 14 points and 4 assists in the game.  The Grizzlies as a team turned the ball over 24 times. 

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Betting Trends 2018-2019:

The Bulls were 20-18 -1 ATS as an away underdog.

The Bulls were 33-40-2 ATS as an underdog.

The over was 22-16-1 when the Bulls were an away underdog.

The Grizzlies were 13-13 ATS as a favorite.

The Grizzlies were 22-19 ATS as the home team.

The under was 13-7-1 when the Grizzlies were a home favorite.

When looking at this matchup, the Grizzlies are a more athletic team then the Bulls.  Ja Morant will be really good for the Grizzlies when he settles in.  The Bulls on the other hand have Markkanen, who in my mind is one of the better young players in the league.  The Bulls showed they can put up points and for the most part took care of the ball, only committing 12 turnovers.  The Grizzlies however, gave the ball away 24 times on the night.  The Bulls looked a lot more sound offensively in their opener compared to the Grizzlies. Final score prediction, the Bulls win and cover 112-107. 

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