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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 1/16/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Bucks at Memphis Grizzlies
Date & Time Wednesday January 16, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Memphis, Tennessee
The Line
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +5.5 -- Over/Under:
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Memphis Grizzlies meet Wednesday in NBA action at the FedExForum.

The Milwaukee Bucks look to stay hot after winning 13 of their last 16 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 117.6 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.7 points and 12.6 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 17.8 points and 4.1 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Bledsoe is dishing 5.7 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won six of their last eight road games.

The Memphis Grizzlies are getting desperate for a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 100.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 20 points and 6.3 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 15.4 points and 8.5 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and JaMychal Green is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.9 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost five of their last seven home games.

The Bucks are 19-9-1 ATS in their last 29 games playing on 0 days rest, 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Grizzlies are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-20 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Grizzlies last 5 overall. The under is 8-2 in Bucks last 10 road games.

The Memphis Grizzlies are showing no signs of turning things around, as they're averaging just 96.2 points in their last five games while being outscored by an average of 10.2 points. The Milwaukee Bucks are on the end of a back to back, but they're lighting teams on fire, which includes covering nine of their last 11 games and outscoring teams by an average of nearly 14 points in their last five games. The Grizzlies are a complete mess right now and have been fade material for several weeks. This line should be a lot higher based on the form of both clubs.

Milwaukee Bucks -5.5

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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