Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game. After winning three games in a row, the Utah Jazz are now looking for their 4th straight win as they host the Memphis Grizzlies. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Memphis hasn’t performed as well as they would have wanted to in road games this season. They have only 2 wins in 7 games and that’s been their Achilles heel all season long. Over the weekend they suffered a huge loss at Minnesota, it finished 138-95 in favor of the Timberwolves and it was the biggest loss of the season for the Grizzlies. Nothing was going right for them, they allowed Minnesota to score 40 points in two quarters and as a team they shot just 34% from the field and 28% from downtown. Ja Moran finished with only 11 points on 3-for-9 shooting and a +/- of -31 on the night. The problems don’t end there though, they could be shorthanded tonight against the Jazz as Dillan Brooks is doubtful with a hamstring injury. The Grizzlies have covered just once in their last 5 against Utah and they are 1-10 SU in their last 11 games against them.
With 3 straight wins and at least 119 points in all 3 games, the Jazz are finally looking like the Jazz we are accustomed to seeing. They’ve won their last 3 games by 35, 16 and 18 points and although their opponents weren’t exactly top of the line team, that is still impressive. Speaking of impressive, that’s exactly how we could describe their home form as they’ve won 10 of their last 13 games at the Vivint Arena. With six players averaging at least 11 points per game for them, Utah looks untouchable at the moment. Rudy Gobert leads the league in rebounding and point guard Mike Conley is shooting 60% from the field in his last 3 games. The Jazz tend to respond well after games in which they allow 100 points. In their last 10 such games they’ve covered the spread 8 times. At home they’ve gone 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games.
Losing to Minnesota by 43 points is unacceptable for any team, let alone if your ambition is to make the playoffs in the loaded Western Conference. Getting back on track against one of the elite home teams in the league is a bit too much for this Memphis side that is still searching for itself on the road. Give me the Jazz to cover the spread here.
Utah Jazz – Memphis Grizzlies Odds
Utah Jazz – Memphis Grizzlies Predictions
Utah -9.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
With the total being set at 222.5 point here, even the oddsmakers are expecting a ton of points. That’s really no surprise considering the Memphis defense has allowed 138 points in their last outing against the Minnesota Timberwolves. I would imagine the Jazz pose a much greater challenge than the Wolves do. In the last 10 meetings Utah has averaged 122.1 points against the Grizzlies and shot the ball at 48% from the field. Memphis is averaging 113.3 in those 10 games and the total has gone over in 9 of them, including the last 5 in a row. Whenever these two teams meet up in Salt Lake City it results in a high scoring game, that’s been the case in the last 8 games where the total has gone over in each of them. Take all of this into account and you have yourself a high scoring game here. Let’s back the over.
Over 222.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365