Grizzlies vs. Bulls Prediction
The Grizzlies have dropped two out of their last three games but they’ve covered the spread in four of their last five overall. On Wednesday night they’ll visit the Bulls at 8:00 p.m. ET as a small underdog after nearly upsetting the Spurs on Tuesday. Will Memphis cover?
8:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, February 13, 2019
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Bulls are 1.5-point favorites to beat the Grizzlies. The total, meanwhile, sits at 203 points and as of this writing, 52% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Bulls to cover the point spread.
Memphis Grizzlies Fantasy Spin
Avery Bradley went off for a career-high 33 points in a 108-107 loss to the Spurs on Tuesday, adding six rebounds, six assists, one steal and three triples. Talk about coming out of nowhere. Bradley was ranked outside the top-300 for category leagues before this outburst, but credit to him for stepping up with Mike Conley battling an illness. Coach J.B. Bickerstaff is apparently one of the last people remaining on Avery Bradley Island, calling him "an NBA starter for sure" and "one of best perimeter defenders in our game." Strong game aside, we're not ready to call him a standard-league pickup and it's not like he'll ever shoot 15-of-21 from the field again in his life.
Chicago Bulls Fantasy Spin
Otto Porter scored 18 points with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and two triples in 37 minutes vs. the Bucks on Monday. He hit 7-of-14 shots and 2-of-2 free throws, and even saw some minutes as a small-ball center in this one to counter Giannis Antetokounmpo at the five -- it's an interesting wrinkle to note in case the Bulls buy out Robin Lopez. Porter's fantasy owners are enjoying his move to Chicago so far, but it's too bad he went from having the best possible fantasy playoff schedule (4-4-4 in Weeks 22-24) to one of the worst (3-3-3).
NBA Betting Trends
The Grizzlies have covered in four of their last five games overall but are just 4-12 against the number in their last 16 road games.
The Bulls failed to cover in four of their previous five games and are just 3-13 at the betting window in their last 16 home games versus an opponent with a losing road record.
Acquired from the Clippers at the trade deadline, Bradley has only played two games for the Grizzlies but has given Memphis a spark. He made 15-of-21 field-goal attempts in last night’s 108-107 loss to the Spurs and scored 33 points after averaging 8.2 points in 49 games with the Clippers. Even though Mike Conley’s (illness) status for tonight’s game is uncertain, I like the Grizzlies tonight in Chicago. They have a renewed sense of confidence despite trading Marc Gasol last week and the Bulls have lost 18 of their last 21 games. The Grizzlies are simply the better.
Wednesday NBA Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies +1.5