The Utah Jazz (6-11) travel to face off against the Memphis Grizzlies (3-13) on Wednesday, November 29th. This game will be played at FedExForum in FedExForum and televised on BSSE. The Jazz are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Grizzlies are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pelicans. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.
Jazz vs Grizzlies
The Jazz Are Coming Off A Win
The Jazz’s most recent game versus the Pelicans saw Keyonte George lead the Jazz with 19 points while shooting 6/14 from the field. The Jazz picked up a 114-112 win, and Jordan Clarkson also added 16 points which was 2nd on the team.
Today, the Jazz are entering the action with an overall record of 6-11 and have achieved a 2-1 record over their last three games. The Jazz have a 1-7 record on the road this season, compared to their 5-4 record when playing at home.
Utah has an overall ATS record of 9-8 for the season so far. Utah has failed to cover the spread in two straight road games and are 2-6 ATS on the road compared to 7-2 at home.
The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Grizzlies will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Timberwolves with a final score of 119-97. Alongside their straight-up loss, the Grizzlies couldn’t cover as +6 point underdogs. In terms of the over/under, the combined 216 points was below the over/under line of 217.
Looking at the Grizzlies’ previous ten games, they are 2-8 and face the Jazz with an overall mark of 3-13. In away games this season, the Grizzlies have put together a 3-5 record, whereas they have a 0-8 record when playing at home.
So far, Memphis is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 5-11. On the road, the Grizzlies have an ATS record of 3-5, as opposed to a 2-6 record against the spread when playing at home.
Jazz Offense Breakdown
This season, the Utah offense is ranked 13th in the NBA in scoring at 114.2 points per game. One area that the Utah offense is finding success, is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, the team is averaging 18 made free-throws per contest. Despite shooting the ball well from outside, Utah has not done a good job taking care of the ball. So far, they are averaging 16.8 turnovers per game.
Grizzlies Offense Breakdown
The Grizzlies come into today’s game as the 29th ranked scoring offense at 105.6 points per game. The Grizzlies come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.1 made 3’s per game. If the Memphis offense is going to improve, they would benefit from attacking the basket and generating looks at the line. So far, they are ranked just 27th in made free-throws per game.
Jazz Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Jazz’s defense is giving up an average of 120.6 points per contest.
Opponents are hitting 57.4% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.0% of their three-point attempts.
Grizzlies Team Defense
At this time, the Grizzlies’ defense is positioned 19th in the NBA, permitting 114.1 points per game.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Grizzlies defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 52.4% while allowing 40.6% from downtown.
Key Players For The Jazz And Grizzlies
The outlook for today’s matchup points to Jordan Clarkson as the primary point contributor for the Jazz, finishing with 13 points while maintaining a 5/12 shooting accuracy. This season, he is averaging 18.1 points per game along with 3.3 boards.
As for Memphis, Desmond Bane is projected to be the primary scorer for the Grizzlies. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 17, and adding 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 44.2% and is averaging 23.6 points per contest.
Jazz vs Grizzlies Trends
- Across their three previous road games, Utah has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 110 points per game.
- Although Memphis has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 106 points per game in these games.
- In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Jazz have a straight up record of 2-3 and an ATS mark of 4-1.
- In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Grizzlies have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.
In this Grizzlies vs. Grizzlies matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Jazz at +4.5. While we project the Grizzlies to win 100-98, our recommendation is to bet on the Jazz for the point-spread.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 224, and our model projects the Jazz and Grizzlies to reach a combined total of 198 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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