Memphis Grizzlies vs Chicago Bulls betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA game at FedEx Forum. Memphis looks to come out of their losing slump as they host the Bulls who are on a run of 3 wins in 4 games. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
With just 1 win in 9 games, the Memphis Grizzlies are in a free fall and there seems to be no end in sight to their current crisis. Nobody knows what is going on, but a major factor for all this has been the absence of Steven Adams who has been out for a while now with a knee injury. Dillon Brooks got suspended for a couple of games after his altercation with Donovan Mitchell, while Ja Morant is dealing with a wrist problem.
There are just too many distractions around the team currently, they just lost to Toronto at home 105-103, despite being favored by 1.5 points. They head into tonight’s game as 7 point favorites against the Bulls, even with a 15-3 SU record in their last 18 home games, I’m not sure how realistic that is.
The Bulls are in solid shape heading into tonight’s game having won 4 of their last 5 games overall. They just demolished the San Antonio Spurs 128-104 last night, in what was a relatively easy game. Although they’ll be playing on a 2nd night of a back-to-back here, I am really liking their chances against the struggling Grizzlies.
The last 5 meetings haven’t gone the way they’ve hoped with just 1 win, but overall in their last 9 visits to Memphis they’ve covered 6 times. Alex Caruso is questionable with a foot injury, but as long as DeRozan and LaVine are both healthy the Bulls will be alright offensively. February is traditionally a productive month for Chicago, in their last 11 games played in this month they are 9-2 SU.
Until the injury situation is resolved and Ja Morant starts focusing more on basketball instead of things outside the court, I am not touching the Memphis Grizzlies. If you’re brave enough you can go for a Bulls victory here, I’m going for extra security and have them to cover the spread.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Chicago Bulls Predictions & Odds
Chicago ranks only 15th in pace, which is just around the league average, but they more than make up for it with their offensive efficiency which ranks 11th in the NBA. Last night against the Spurs they managed 128 points while making just 6 threes. So they don’t rely as much on the perimeter shot as your typical NBA team and that’s where the problems will begin for the Grizzlies tonight.
Steven Adams’ absence has been a big deal, their paint has been left wide open for teams to expose and I’m expecting just that from the likes of DeMar DeRozan here, who scores the majority of his points on the inside. In their last 3 games the Grizzlies are allowing 55.3 points from up close, which is a big jump from their season average of 47.4. Chicago’s last 7 of 8 games vs Western Conference teams have all gone over the total, this has also been the case in 4 of 5 Memphis games vs Central Division opponents. I’m not expecting a ton of defense to be played here, back the over.