Chicago Bulls at Memphis Grizzlies
|Date & Time||Wednesday February 27, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Memphis -3 -- Over/Under 214.5
The Chicago Bulls pay a visit to the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum on Wednesday night.
The Chicago Bulls haven’t been a relevant team for a while now, but they sprung to life with three wins on the trot before running into the red-hot Bucks in a 117-106 home loss on Monday. Lauri Markkanen led the team with 26 points, 12 rebounds and three assists, Robin Lopez added 26 points on 10 of 16 shooting while Zach LaVine chipped in with 11 points, eight rebounds and nine assists. As a team, the Bulls shot 44 percent from the field and nine of 26 from the 3-point line as they stormed out of the gates to an early 14-point lead before the Bucks woke up in the second quarter where they outscored the Bulls by 38-16 to leave them reeling the rest of the way. With the loss, Chicago fell to 16-45 overall and 7-24 at home.
Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies have been through their own slumps this season, but they will be breathing a little sigh of relief after snapping a four-game skid with a 110-105 home win over the Lakers on Monday night. Mike Conley led the team with 30 points with five assists, Jonas Valanciunas added 20 points with 13 rebounds and two blocks while Avery Bradley chipped in with 15 points. As a team, the Grizzlies shot 44 percent from the field and nine of 36 from the 3-point line as they played most of the game from in front after pouring in 61 points in the first half. With the much-needed win, Memphis improved to 24-38 overall and 15-18 at home.
Looking at the betting trends, the Bulls are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 against the Western Conference. The Grizzlies are 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games, 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a losing record and 11-24 ATS in their last 35 games overall.
Head to head, the over is 4-1-1 in the last six meetings, the Bulls are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Memphis.
It’s hard to know the intentions of these two teams with so little incentive to win at this stage of the season, but the Bulls were on a nice run before getting stopped by the Bucks, while the Grizzlies are coming off an impressive upset win over the Lakers. These two squads have already met once this season with the Bulls winning by 122-110 just two weeks ago, but the Grizzlies are 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games ad I think they get their revenge in this one.