Memphis Grizzlies vs Milwaukee Bucks betting tips and predictions for Thursday’s NBA game on NBA TV. Memphis goes for a 7th consecutive win tonight as they host Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
It’s been the most successful two week period of the Memphis Grizzlies season so far. They’ve won 6 games in a row, coming off a 25-point home triumph over the Atlanta Hawks. Some might argue it’s due to a weaker schedule, but I wouldn’t pay too much attention to that.
Ja Morant has elevated his game to a whole new level, without the services of Desmond Bane this team has shown a lot of character during this win streak. Steven Adams is likely coming back after a minor ankle injury, while Danny Green continues to sit out with his knee injury. The Grizzlies are a perfect 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at FedEx Forum, they’ve also covered the spread in 6 of 7 games vs Central Division opponents.
For Milwaukee, tonight’s game promises to be a difficult one, but only because of one reason and that is the injury to their starting point guard Jrue Holiday. With him out of the line-up, guarding Ja Morant becomes a very difficult task, so I wouldn’t be shocked if Morant went over 30 points if Holiday is unavailable to play.
The Bucks got the job done against Golden State at home in their last game 128-111, but unlike the Warriors who struggle on the road, Memphis has been on point at home this season losing only twice in 14 outings. Head to head meetings have also not been kind to the Bucks, they have covered the spread just once in the last 5 meetings, so despite a 5-1 SU run in their last 6 games, they are the underdogs in tonight’s game.
It’s not often you see Giannis as the underdog, in 2 games this season in that role the Bucks are 1-1, so it’ll be interesting to see how they respond tonight. At 12-2 the Grizzlies have been dominant at home I give them a slight edge here. Take the home team to cover.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Milwaukee Bucks Predictions & Odds
With Holiday out of the line-up the scoreline could get out of hand very easily here, as we saw in the Bucks last game against Golden State. That game produced 239 points with the over cashing, I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw a similar scenario in tonight’s game.
The Bucks and Grizzlies have combined to go over the total in 6 of the last 10 meetings, with an average of 227.9 points per game scored during that stretch. Although the Bucks are just 1-10 on the O/U in road games this season, the last 8 of 12 head-to-head have all gone over the total. Memphis has the 6th highest pace numbers this season, averaging 103.3 possessions per game. With their last 10 games averaging 225.2 points, that’s a clear indicator that they will try to up the tempo here, so let’s try our luck by backing the over.