Check out our free Bulls vs Grizzlies pick and preview for this NBA game in Memphis. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Bulls vs Grizzlies NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Chicago Bulls at Memphis Grizzlies
- Where: Memphis at FedExForum
- Date: Tuesday, February 7th
- Betting Odds MEM -7, CHI +243 | MEM -308 O/U 233.0
So far, the Bulls have put together an overall record of 26-27, while going 29-24-0 vs the spread. Against the Grizzlies, the Bulls are looking to add to their current 3 game winning streak. Team has an average scoring margin of 16.0 in these matchups.
The Bulls will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Spurs by a score of 128-104. Heading into the game, they were 9 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Although Chicago held just a 3 point lead at half, they put together a strong second half on their way to a 24 point victory. Leading the team in scoring was Nikola Vucevic, as he contributed 22 points while hitting 55.6% of his shots.
So far, the Grizzlies have put together an overall record of 32-21, while going 24-27-2 vs the spread. Against the Bulls, the Grizzlies are looking to break out of a 3 game losing streak. These defeats have come on an average scoring differential of -9.33 points per contest.
The Grizzlies are coming off a dissappointing 106-103 loss to the Raptors. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 1 points. Memphis went on to lose the game despite leading by 3 heading into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Desmond Bane, as he contributed 26 points while hitting 58.8% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
The Grizzlies are coming off a season in which they defeated Chicago in both of their games, winning by scores of 119-106 and 110-106. Similar to their season-long average, the Bulls averaged 108.0 points per game vs the Grizzlies. Just like the Bulls, the Grizzlies maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 117.5 points per game vs Chicago. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 4-1 in favor of the Grizzlies. In these matchups, Memphis has averaged 112 points per game, while allowing 105. In these contests, they averaged a combined 217 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 1-3-1.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
For the season, the Chicago offense is the 12th ranked unit in the NBA, at 114.8 points per contest. Coming into today’s game, the Bulls will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.6 made 3’s per game. Although Chicago has struggled with their outside shot, they have done a good job taking care of the ball, averaging just 13.2 turnovers per game.
Currently, the Bulls defense is ranked 17th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.0 points per game vs the unit.
Small-Forward DeMar DeRozan currently leads the Bulls at 25.9 points per game. For the season, he is 31st in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.9% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, DeRozan is averaging 4.8 boards and 5.0 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 11th ranked defense at defending small-forwards. Zach LaVine enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 49 games, he is averaging 23.6 and is 84th in the league in player efficiency rating.
The Memphis offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 9th ranked offense at 116.2 points per game. In terms of pace, the Grizzlies are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 101.3 possessions per game. Thus far, the team’s faced paced style of play has helped their overall numbers, as they are currently the 4th team in made field goals per contest.
Defensively, the Grizzlies are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 109.93 points per contest (12th).
Point-Guard Ja Morant currently leads the Grizzlies at 27.3 points per game. For the season, he is 6th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 22.4% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Morant is averaging 5.8 boards and 8.3 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 3rd ranked defense at defending point-guards. Dillon Brooks enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 48 games, he is averaging 15.3 and is 363rd in the league in player efficiency rating.
Bulls vs Grizzlies Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Grizzlies -7
- Free Total Prediction: Over 233.0