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(35-30) Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies (18-46)
Date: Friday March 9
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -9
NBA Betting Total: 198.5
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After falling to the Jazz in Utah City 88-92 a few weeks ago, a tanking Memphis squad will be looking to keep this rematch close before inconspicuously blowing it late in the game. Utah opened up as eight point favorites and have since slid up to nine point favorites, while 56% of the public is backing them.
Utah has been streaking winning eight of their last 10 contests, while also winning four straight. Their most recent contest was a victory on the road against Indiana where they won 104-84 and shot 51% from the field.
Although they have the 18th rate offense, part of that can be blamed on a rough start to the season, but as of late this Utah offense has been efficient drinking 47% of their shots in their last five contests.
The defense has been Utah’s backbone as they have the fourth rated defense. In their last five games they are only giving up 91.8 PPG.
On the road, Utah’s offense is ranked 23rd in PPG, 17th in FG% and 3rd in 3PT%. For their defense on the road, they are ranked 6th in PPG, 18th in FG%, 14th in 3PT% and 9th in RPG.
Rudy Gobert and dunk champ Donovan Mitchell have been the conks in Utah’s turnaround this season. In their last five contests, Gobert is averaging 20.6 PPG and 13.0 RPG and Mitchell is averaging 21.6 PPG and 4.2 APG.
Losers of 15 straight, it is hard to believe Memphis is not purposefully tanking. Their most recent outing resulted in a 119-110 loss to another bottom-feeder team competing for the worst record, and that would be Chicago.
With a terrible record, it is no wonder they have the 27th rated offense in the league. The defense has been a tad better ranking 19th overall. These are not surprising numbers considering this is one of the worst teams in the league.
At home the offense ranks 30th in PPG, 28th in FG% and 27th in FG%. The defense has been kind of stout at home ranking 6th in PPG and 7th in FG%, but do however rank 24th in 3PT% and 18th in RPG.
Part of the art of tanking is to make sure you give your talented players less minutes and more rest. Aside from Michael Conley being out, Memphis will also be without Tyreke Evans, Chandler Parsons, Mario Chalmers, Andrew Harrison and Jarell Martin.
NBA Betting Trends:
- UTAH are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- UTAH are 16-16-1 ATS in their last 33 games on the road.
- MEMPHIS has gone 3-0 ATS in their last 3 games.
- MEMPHIS are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
Free Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction: At this point both teams have different agendas with Utahs being to win basketball games
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Utah -9
These are just two teams with opposite agendas. Utah is trying to lock down a playoff spot, while Memphis is trying to lock down a number-one draft pick. The defense of Utah should be the difference in this one as their stout defense against a J.V. Memphis squad will allow them to create enough separation to cover by double digits.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Jazz 104 – Grizzlies 88
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