Jazz vs. Grizzlies Recommended Bet 2/15/23
Utah Jazz (29-30 SU, 31-26-2 ATS) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (34-22 SU, 26-28-2 ATS)
When: Wednesday, February 15th, 8:00 PM (ET)
Where: FedExForum, TN, Memphis
Point Spread: UT +7.5/Mem -7.5
Money Line: Utah Jazz +236/-295
- Russell Westbrook (Out) Not With Team
- Steven Adams (Out) Knee
Heading into the game, Utah is 29-30 overall. When taking to the road, Utah has a mark of 11-18 and a win percentage of 38%. Currently, the team is 10th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 31-26-2 vs. the spread. When looking at how the team has performed of late straight and vs. the spread, they are 2-3 in their past five games and 2-3 ATS. Over their past ten games, they are 5-5 SU and 5-5 ATS.
In their preceding game, the Jazz overpowered the Pacers, earning a 123-117 win as 1-point favorites. Jordan Clarkson led the way for the Jazz, putting up 29 points on 52.9% shooting. The Jazz not only secured the victory but also covered the spread.
Heading into the game, Memphis is 34-22 overall. When playing at home, Memphis has a mark of 23-5 and a win percentage of 82%. Currently, the team is 2nd in the Western Conference. So far, they are 26-28-2 vs. the spread. In Memphis’ last five games, the Grizzlies have a straight-up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 in those games. Going back to the last 10, they are 3-7 and 4-6 ATS.
In their last game, Memphis was defeated by Celtics with a score of 119-109. Despite Ja Morant scoring 25 points, the team was unable to come out on top. Going into the game, the Grizzlies were 3-point favorites.
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Jazz picked up the win 124-123 win over the Grizzlies. Heading into the game, Utah was the 3.5-point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. So far this season, the Jazz have a record of 2-1 vs. the Grizzlies. Through the last five matchups between the teams, Utah has an ATS mark of 3-1-1. But, looking at the scoring margin in these games, an average of just 1 point per game separates the teams. The over-under record in these same games is 4-1, with the teams combining for an average of 235 points per game.
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For the season, Utah has put together one of the top-scoring offenses in the NBA at 117.7 points per game. When looking at their style of play, the team is currently near the league average in pace, averaging 99.8 possessions per contest. The three-point shot has been a big part of Utah’s offensive game plan, as they are ranked 5th in 3-point attempts per game. So far, they have connected on 36.3% of their looks from the outside. Defensively, the Jazz have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 107.57 points per game. So far, they have allowed a 3-point shooting percentage of 35.09%, placing them 15th in the NBA.
Lauri Markkanen is the top scorer for the Jazz, with an average of 24.9 points per game. This season, his field goal percentage is 51.2%. Jordan Clarkson is the team’s second-leading scorer, averaging 21.1 points per game.
This season, Memphis is among the league leaders in scoring, averaging 116.1 points per game. So far, the Grizzlies are also one of the more up-tempo teams in the league, sitting at 101.2 possessions per game. Memphis’ 3-point shooting numbers are below the league average, as they have hit just 34.5% of their looks from deep. On average, the team gets up 32.6 3-point shots per game, placing them 18th in the NBA. Defensively, the Grizzlies have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 109.93 points per game. So far, they have done an excellent job defending the 3-point arc, allowing teams to hit just 34.88%.
As the Grizzlies prepare for today’s game, Ja Morant is their leading scorer with an average of 27.5 points per game. This season, Morant has a field goal percentage of 47.1%. The team’s second-leading scorer is Dillon Brooks, who is averaging 14.8 points per game.
- The Jazz are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- The Grizzlies are 38-16-1 ATS in their last 55 home games.
- The Grizzlies are 19-9 ATS in their last 28 games playing on two days’ rest.
Joes Pick To Cover The Spread
Neither the Utah Jazz nor Memphis Grizzlies are playing that great right now. Is this a spot where we can take advantage of a big 7.5-point spread in a game where both teams are just looking to get off the court and enjoy the upcoming all-star break? Get our UT/Mem prediction here!
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