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Grizzlies vs Bulls NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Memphis Grizzlies at Chicago Bulls
- Where: Chicago at United Center
- Date: Sunday, April 2nd
- Betting Odds CHI +2.5, MEM -140 | CHI +118 O/U 225.5
So far, the Grizzlies have put together an overall record of 49-28, while going 36-39-2 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Memphis has an overall record of 2-1, including going 1-2 against the spread.
In their previous game, the Grizzlies took down the Clippers by a score of 108-94. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 5 point favorites. Although Memphis held just a 4 point lead at half, they put together a strong second half on their way to a 14 point victory. In the win, Desmond Bane led the team in scoring with 22 points on a field goal percentage of 50.0%.
So far, the Bulls have put together an overall record of 37-40, while going 39-38-0 vs the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 1-2. Chicago is 1-2 vs the spread in these matchups.
In their previous game, the Bulls took down the Hornets by a score of 121-91. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 11 point favorites. Chicago played well enough in the second half to prevent the Hornets from making things interesting down the stretch, as they led by 16 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Zach LaVine, as he contributed 23 points while hitting 38.9% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Grizzlies picked up the 104-89 win over the Bulls. The Grizzlies point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 9.5 point favorite. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Similar to their season-long average, the Grizzlies averaged 117.5 points per game vs the Bulls. Similar to the Grizzlies, the Bulls scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Memphis, the team averaged 108.0 points per game. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 5-0 in favor of the Grizzlies. In these matchups, Memphis has averaged 113 points per game, while allowing 102. In these contests, they averaged a combined 215 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 1-3-1.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Memphis offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 8th ranked offense at 116.8 points per game. In terms of pace, the Grizzlies are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 100.9 possessions per game. Even though the unit has one of the lower effective field goal percentages in the NBA at 53.8%. Their up-tempo style of play has given them enough opportunites to make up for their poor shooting numbers.
So far, the Grizzlies have played well defensively, as they are ranked 12th in the league at 109.93 points per contest.
This season, the Grizzlies offense has primarily worked through Ja Morant and Desmond Bane who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 58 games, Morant is 14th in the NBA at 26.6 points per game. So far, him and Bane have accounted for 40% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 48.0 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Desmond Bane is grabbing 4.9 rebounds for Memphis to go along with 4.3 assists.
Through 77 games, the Bulls are averaging 113.4 points per contest, placing them 19th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Bulls will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.5 made 3’s per game. If the Chicago offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 13.0 turnovers per game.
Against the Grizzlies, the Bulls will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 17th in points allowed.
This season, the Bulls offense has primarily worked through Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 73 games, LaVine is 21st in the NBA at 24.9 points per game. So far, him and DeRozan have accounted for 41% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 49.8 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, DeMar DeRozan is grabbing 4.7 rebounds for Chicago to go along with 5.1 assists.
Grizzlies vs Bulls Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Bulls +2.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under 225.5