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NBA: Grizzlies vs Chicago Bulls Prediction 1/20/2024

The Memphis Grizzlies (15-26) travel to face off against the Chicago Bulls (20-23) on Saturday, January 20th. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on NBCS. The Bulls are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Grizzlies are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Raptors. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Grizzlies vs Bulls

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The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Grizzlies fell to the Timberwolves by a score of 118-103. Alongside their straight-up loss, the Grizzlies couldn’t cover as +12 point underdogs. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 215 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.

Heading into today’s game vs. the Bulls, the Grizzlies are 15-26 overall. When looking at their home and road splits, the Grizzlies have gone 4-15 at home and 11-11 on the road this season.

Memphis has an overall ATS record of 17-24 as they come into today’s game. The Grizzlies have failed to cover the spread in three straight games as the favorite and are 12-16 vs. the spread as the underdog.

The Bulls Are Coming Off A Win

The Bulls clinched a 116-110 win over the Raptors in their previous game. At the beginning of the second half, the Bulls were leading 63-58.

On the road, the Bulls are 7-13 this season compared to their 13-10 record at home. Overall, they are 20-23 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games.

Chicago comes in with an overall ATS record of 21-21 so far this season. Chicago has gone 9-9 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 12-12 when playing as underdogs.

Grizzlies Offense Breakdown

Memphis has recorded an average of 108.1 points per game (29th) throughout 41 games games.

When it comes to scoring, the Grizzlies are 29th in the NBA at 108.1 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually scored more points on the road (110.7) compared to their home average (105.2).

In terms of pace, Memphis is 12th in the league at 99.3 possessions per game. When it comes to field goal percentage, the Grizzlies are 29th at 43%. They are also 29th in true shooting percentage.

From beyond the arc, the Grizzlies are 5th in three-point attempts but are shooting just 34% from deep. In terms of two-point field goal percentage, they are 28th in the league at 51%.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

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Through 43 games the Bulls are averaging 110.2 points per contest, placing them 27th in the NBA.

At home this season, the Bulls have scored 111.0 points per game, which is 26th in the NBA. Overall, they are 27th in scoring at 110.2 points per game. In terms of pace, the Bulls are 28th in the league at 96.7 possessions per game.

Chicago has been one of the most aggressive teams in attacking the basket, as they are 5th in two-point attempts. However, their three-point shooting has been below average, as they are 21st in three-point percentage at 35%.

So far, the Bulls have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 34.9% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 28th in the league at 24.2 per game.

Grizzlies Team Defense

This season, the Grizzlies’ defense is the 13th ranked defense in the NBA at 13th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 58.5% of their games. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Grizzlies defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 52.6% while allowing 38.5% from downtown.

Bulls Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Bulls defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 44.2% of their games. Currently, they are 12th in the NBA at 112.4 points per game allowed. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Bulls defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 55.5% while allowing 36.3% from downtown.

Key Players For The Grizzlies And Bulls

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Jaren Jackson Jr. will be the primary scorer for the Grizzlies, with 21 points and going 7/15 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 21.6 points per game, in addition to 5.7 rebounds.

On the other side, DeMar DeRozan is our projected leading scorer for the Bulls. We have him ending the game with a team-high 21 and grabbing 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 46.4% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 22 points per game.

Grizzlies vs Bulls Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Memphis has an ATS record of 6-4 while averaging 113 per game. The team went 6-4 overall in these games.
  • Although Chicago has a straight up record of 2-1 in their last three home games, they have not held up as well vs. the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 109 points per game in these games.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Memphis has an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 5-5 straight up.
  • Through their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Bulls have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 1-2.

Grizzlies vs Bulls Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +7.5, we have the Grizzlies as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 214.5 and our model has the Grizzlies and Bulls finishing with a combined 217 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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