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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Utah Jazz - 2/7/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Utah Jazz (25-28) at Memphis Grizzlies (18-35)
Date & Time Wednesday February 7, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +7.5 -- Over/Under: 202.5
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NBA | Utah Jazz (25-28) at Memphis Grizzlies (18-35)

The Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies meet Wednesday in NBA action at the FedExForum.

The Utah Jazz look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Utah Jazz are averaging 103.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 19.3 points and 3.5 assists while Rodney Hood is averaging 16.8 points and 2.9 rebounds. Derrick Favors is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won five straight road games.

The Memphis Grizzlies need a victory here in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 99.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 102.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Tyreke Evans is averaging 19.5 points and five assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 18 points and 8.6 rebounds. JaMychal Green is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won five of their last seven home games.

The Jazz are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Grizzlies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest, 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Jazz are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the underdog is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Utah Jazz are playing their best basketball of the season right now and are outscoring teams by nearly 20 points in their last five games. The Memphis Grizzlies are back to being that team that can't score and watches the losses pile up, and being on the end of a back to back doesn't help here. Based on the way the Utah Jazz are playing right now, you have to like them to win this game by double digits. The Grizzlies are just awful.

Utah Jazz -7.5

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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