Bucks vs. Grizzlies Spread Prediction
The Milwaukee Bucks are laying six points in Memphis tonight against a Grizzlies team that has dropped eight of their last 10 games. Are the Bucks a safe play after covering eight of their last 10 games?
8:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January 16, 2019
FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Bucks are 6-point favorites to beat the Grizzlies. The total, meanwhile, sits at 209.5 points and as of this writing, 69% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Bucks to cover the point spread.
Milwaukee Bucks Fantasy Spin
Giannis Antetokounmpo played just 25 minutes and hit just 4-of-9 shots and 4-of-8 free throws, but still finished Tuesday's 124-86 blowout with 12 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and three steals for his fourth triple-double of the season in a really ugly blowout. All five Bucks starters managed to hit double figures in scoring, but they all had between 11 and 17 points in one of the worst blowouts you'll see. And despite the crazy score, none of the bench players really went crazy in garbage time, either. Giannis was a little gimpy coming into this one with a hip/quad issue, but was clearly good to go tonight. The Bucks will head into a back-to-back situation at Memphis on Wednesday night well rested after tonight's blowout.
Memphis Grizzlies Fantasy Spin
Making the first start of his NBA career, Jevon Carter played 15 minutes and tallied eight points (2-of-6 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), two assists, one rebound, one steal and two 3-pointers Monday vs. the Rockets. Carter, who made his NBA debut against the Rockets in mid-December, was the first Memphis player to take on the responsibility of guarding reigning MVP James Harden. It didn’t go too well, as Harden got rolling early and finished the night with 57 points. The rookie out of West Virginia did manage to score eight points in his 15 minutes on the floor, three off of his career high (which was established in his NBA debut). Who replaces the injured Kyle Anderson (ankle) in the starting lineup moving forward has yet to be determined, with matchups likely deciding who gets the call. But even if it’s Carter, he isn’t the best fantasy option due to the lack of offensive production.
NBA Betting Trends
The under is 4-1 in the Bucks’ last five games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
The under is 8-2 in the Grizzlies’ last 10 games when playing on one day of rest.
The favorite has covered the spread in four of the last five meetings between these two teams while the Bucks are 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 games overall. They’re also 19-9-1 at the betting window in their last 29 games playing on no rest and are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, have dropped six of their last seven games ATS at home, are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games playing on one day of rest and are 6-20 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
Wednesday NBA Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -6