Cleveland Cavaliers vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Cavaliers vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction 2/1/2024

The Cleveland Cavaliers (29-16) travel to face off against the Memphis Grizzlies (18-29) on Thursday, February 1st. This game will be played at FedExForum in Memphis and televised on BSSE. The Cavaliers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Grizzlies are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pistons. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Cavaliers vs Grizzlies

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The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win

The Cavaliers won vs. the Pistons in their most recent game, ending with a score of 128-121. The Cavaliers tipped off as -13.5-point favorites, but despite their 7 point victory, they couldn’t cover the spread. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 231.5 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.

With an above .500 record of 29-16, the Cavaliers are 4th in the Eastern Conference and are in 2nd place in the Central division. As they prepare to take on the Grizzlies, the Cavaliers are looking to add to their win total.

Cleveland comes in with an overall ATS record of 24-19 so far this season. On the road, the Cavaliers have an ATS record of 11-7 compared to a 13-12 record vs. the spread at home.

The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Grizzlies fell to the Kings by a score of 103-94. In the face of their straight-up loss, the Grizzlies did coverthe spread as +11 point underdogs. As for the over/under, the combined score of 197 points didn’t reach the over/under line of 223.5.

In their last five games, the Grizzlies are 3-2 and have an overall record of 18-29. The Grizzlies have gone 13-13 on the road this season, while going 5-16 at home.

Memphis has an overall ATS record of 22-25 as they come into today’s game. In their three most recent home games, Memphis has covered the spread and they are 7-14 ATS at home compared to 15-11 on the road.

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

Through 45 games games, Cleveland is averaging 114.4 points per game (19th).

So far this season, the Cavaliers have been a below-average offensive team, ranking 19th in scoring at 114.4 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 113.1 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Cavs are 11th in made threes at 13.2 per game. However, they are just 18th in three-point shooting percentage at 35%.

Overall, the Cavaliers are 11th in field goal percentage at 47% and 15th in true shooting percentage. In terms of pace, they are 21st in the league.

Grizzlies Offense Breakdown

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Memphis has recorded an average of 107.5 points per game (30th) throughout 47 games games.

When it comes to scoring, the Grizzlies are last in the NBA at 107.5 points per game. At home, they are averaging 104.7 points per game.

Memphis is 15th in pace at 98.7 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 30th in the league at 43%.

One area where the Grizzlies have been successful is in three-point shooting. They are 9th in the NBA in three-pointers made per game but are just 28th in three-point shooting percentage.

Cavaliers Team Defense

On defense, the Cavaliers come into the game ranked 3rd in the league in points allowed at 110.0 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 109.7 points per contest (24th). When it comes to forced turnovers, the Cavaliers are forcing 13 per game, which is 17th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 23rd in blocked shots at 4.5 per game.

Grizzlies Team Defense

Currently, the Grizzlies’ defense holds the 12th rank in the NBA, allowing 112.6 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Grizzlies squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.8% from downtown.

Key Players For The Cavaliers And Grizzlies

In today’s game, our projections have Donovan Mitchell leading the Cavaliers with 28 points on 10/21 shooting from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 28.2 points per game, along with 5.5 rebounds.

On the other side, Jaren Jackson Jr. is our projected leading scorer for the Grizzlies. We have him ending the game with a team-high 21 and grabbing 6 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 44.6%, and his scoring average is 21.9 points per game.

Cavaliers vs Grizzlies Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Cleveland has an ATS mark of 6-3-1. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 112 points per game.
  • In their last three home games, Memphis has averaged 107 points per game while allowing 104. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.
  • As the betting underdog, the Grizzlies have an ATS mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. Memphis posted a straight up mark of 4-6 in these matchups.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Cavaliers have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Cavaliers vs Grizzlies Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Cavaliers vs. Grizzlies matchup, our bet is to grab the Grizzlies at +5.5. Even though our projections have the Cavaliers winning 111-109, we see the Grizzlies as the play on the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 219, and our model predicts the Cavaliers and Grizzlies to score a combined 220 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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