Jazz vs. Grizzlies Prediction
Will Friday night’s matchup between the Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies turn into a defensive struggle?
(809) Utah Jazz at (810) Memphis Grizzlies
8:00 p.m. ET, Friday, March 9, 2018
WHO ODDSMAKERS LIKE: According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Jazz are 9.5-point road favorites to beat the Grizzlies, who opened as 8-point home underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 197.5 points after hitting the board at 200.
WHO PUBLIC BETTORS LIKE: Utah. As of Friday afternoon, 71% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Jazz to cover the point spread. Meanwhile, 81% of betting tickets are also on the under.
WHO WE LIKE: The Jazz have won nine straight on the road but I don't see much value in laying the points. I love the under, especially the Grizzlies' struggling on the offensive end. In the last 32 meetings between these two teams in Memphis, the under cashed 24 times. The under is also 6-2 in the last eight meetings between these two teams, is 4-1 in the Grizzlies’ last five home games, and is 5-0 in their last five games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. On the other side, the under cashed in seven of the Jazz’ last eight games overall and is 5-0 in their last five games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: JAZZ/GRIZZLIES UNDER 197.5