Grizzlies vs. Bucks Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Bucks are a 4-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 201 points.
Memphis comes into action 7-5 overall and 6-6 ATS after a 111-96 loss at the Rockets. Milwaukee is 6-6 overall and 5-5-2 ATS following a 98-90 home win over the Lakers, their second win in a row since the acquisition of Eric Bledsoe. The meetings were split 1-1 straight up and ATS last season, while the over-under went 1-0-1.
The Grizzlies were paced by Tyreke Evans with 22 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals off the bench in the loss at Houston. Marc Gasol contributed 15 points, nine rebounds and three assists. Mike Conley added 12 points and five assists. Memphis trailed 62-50 at halftime.
In Milwaukee's win over the Lakers, Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with 33 points and 15 rebounds. Malcolm Brogdon contributed 16 points and three assists. Khris Middleton added 13 points and four assists. The Bucks led by two at halftime and outscored LA 26-18 in the third quarter.
The under is 6-0-1 in the last seven meetings in Milwaukee. Memphis is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings.
Bledsoe did not have the best home debut with Milwaukee as he hit only 4-of-13 shots including 0-of-6 from 3-point range, but his presence is going to be a major boost going forward. He brings energy, great scoring ability and can turn giveaways into easy points in transition. But against a tough, defensive-minded team like the Grizzlies is where there might be issues as chemistry continues to develop. Memphis is coming off a poor performance and would love to bounce back here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES +4