Grizzlies +133 vs. Jazz NBA Picks: Teams Light Up the Scoreboard in Utah

Saturday, November 7, 2015 4:44 PM UTC

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 4:44 PM UTC

Memphis & Utah split four games last season, the Jazz outscoring the Grizz by a total of six points. No wonder Saturday night's meeting in SLC is lined at right around a pick 'em on the NBA odds. 

<p style="margin-bottom:0in"><a href="" target="_blank" title="Grizzlies vs. Jazz Betting Board"><b>Grizzlies-Jazz Betting Odds</b></a><br /> Most of Saturday's <a href="" target="_blank" title="See Live NBA Odds Here">NBA odds</a> market opened this game at a pick 'em, with a total of around 180, although at least a couple of places opened their total at upwards of 185. In the early betting <a href="" target="_blank" title="Find the Best Sportsbooks Rating Guides, Bonuses &amp; Much More">most sportsbooks</a> moved Utah to a one-point favorite, and dropped the total to 179.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in"><b>The Situation</b><br /> Memphis is 3-3 on the season, 2-4 ATS, after losing at Portland Thursday night 115-96. That game was tied at 62 midway through the third quarter, but the Grizzlies gave up a 33-9 run, crushing any chance of covering as five-point dogs.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in">Memphis allowed the Blazers to shoot 51 percent from the field, and 15-of-30 from 3-point range. That's some nice defense.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in">The Grizzlies began this West Coast road-trip by losing by 50 points at Golden State; they then won at Sacramento 103-89, although they caught the Kings without DeMarcus Cousins.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in">Utah is 3-2 both SU and ATS, after winning at Denver Thursday night 96-84. The Jazz trailed by a point early in the fourth quarter, but went on a 27-9 run to take control, on their way to covering as three-point favorites. Utah only shot 43 percent on the night, but held the Nuggets to just 39 percent shooting.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in">The Jazz began this season with three road games, and won two of them. They then laid a bit of an egg in their home opener against Portland Wednesday night, falling 108-92. So Thursday night came as a nice bounce-back effort.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in"><b>Grizzlies-Jazz Recent Rivalry</b><br /> These teams split four games last season, the visiting team winning each game. Those four games were decided by an average score of 92-91 in favor of Utah, and both teams shot 45 percent from the floor in the four meetings combined. Yeah, that's close.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in"><b>Totals Trends</b><br /> Memphis is 4-2 on the UNDERS this season, as Grizz games have averaged 196 points.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in">Utah is 4-1 on the UNDERS, as Jazz games have averaged just 180 points.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in"><b>Grizzlies-Jazz Free NBA Picks</b><br /> Utah just picked up a nice road victory last time out, while Memphis just lost by 19 points. But both these teams are entirely subject to the nightly ups-and-downs most NBA teams experience. So in a reversal-of-fortunes play we like the Grizz, to win this game outright. Also, while this one could turn into a grinder, and neither team is shooting the ball particularly well, that total is just low enough to entice an OVER.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in"><b>NBA Picks:</b> Memphis +103 <a href=";book=inarticlepinnacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title=" Play at this A+ Rated Sportsbook">at Pinnacle</a> and OVER 179 (-105) <a href=";book=inarticle5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Over a 1000 Wagering Options-Every Day!">at 5Dimes</a></p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" border="0" frameborder="no" height="140px" id="iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426" name="iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426" scrolling="no" src=";timezone=16&amp;theme=article&amp;line-type=spreadntotals.type=whole-game&amp;odds-type=US&amp;books=1096,93,19,43,227,999996,238,123,139&amp;trackers=1409845611531.xml&amp;event-id=2882551" style="width:642px;border:medium none;overflow:hidden"></iframe></p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in;text-align:center"><var><strong><span style="text-align:center">***</span><var style="text-align:center">Clickthrough to Find the Full List of Saturday's </var><a href="" target="_blank" title="Daily NBA Winning Picks">NBA Picks</a></strong></var><span style="text-align:center">***</span></p>
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