The Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz will meet for the fourth time this season Saturday night and if recent history is any indication, the UNDER may be worth a look. The UNDER is 5-1 in the past six games between the Grizz and Jazz with the two teams combining for an average of 174.8 points per game in that span.
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- The Jazz are 8-4 ATS in their past 12 games against the Grizzlies.
- The OVER is 7-3 in the Grizzlies past 10 games on the road.
- The Jazz are 1-6 ATS in their past 7 games.
Marc Gasol is entering this game coming off what may be the best three-game performance of his career. The All-Star reserve has averaged 35.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 57.6 percent from the field in the past three outings. The Jazz have been able to contain Gasol this season, as the Spaniard has averaged the second-fewest points against Utah than any team Memphis has faced at least twice this year.
The Jazz keep winning in tight games, as Utah has gone 6-2 SU in their past seven games decided by single-digit points. Rudy Gobert has been a monster during the month of January with the Jazz big man averaging 13.4 points and 14.1 rebounds this month while recording nine double-doubles.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sports bettors looking to pick the Utah Jazz as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -6-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 187.5 for Saturday at shops such as MyBookie.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 106-97 win for the Jazz. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Utah Jazz are 30-18 so far on the NBA season, and 21-26-1 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Memphis Grizzlies, meanwhile, are 27-21 and 23-25 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 22-26 and the Grizzlies go 22-25-1 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Utah vs Memphis injuries news.
This game pits the Utah Jazz, currently No. 8 in the Odds – Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Memphis Grizzlies, who rate No. 5 in the most recent survey update.
The game also pits Utah’s No. 28-ranked offense averaging 99.38 PPG, against a Memphis Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 3 at 99.69 PPG. The Utah Jazz field goal percentage has averaged 46.23% so far, more than the Memphis Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 42.77% per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Memphis got 32 points from Marc Gasol en route to a 112-109 loss at the hands of Memphis on Friday at Moda Center.
Gordon Hayward scored 24 points leading the Jazz to a 96-88 victory over Los Angeles at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Thursday.
- Memphis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- Memphis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis’s last 9 games
- Memphis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- Utah is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
- Utah is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Utah’s last 25 games
- Utah is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Memphis at Phoenix, Monday, January 30th
Utah home to Milwaukee, Wednesday, February 1st