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Grizzlies vs Cavaliers NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Memphis Grizzlies at Cleveland Cavaliers
- Where: Cleveland at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
- Date: Thursday, February 2nd
- Betting Odds CLE -5, MEM +167 | CLE -205 O/U nan
So far, the Grizzlies have put together an overall record of 32-19, while going 24-25-2 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 1-2 vs the spread.
In their previous game, the Grizzlies were favored to win vs the Trail Blazers. However, their 122-112 loss, gave them both a straight up and ATS loss. Memphis let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. In the loss, Ja Morant led the team in scoring with 32 points on a field goal percentage of 50.0%.
So far, the Cavaliers have put together an overall record of 31-22, while going 28-24-1 vs the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 1-2. Cleveland is 1-2 vs the spread in these matchups.
The Cavaliers are coming off a dissappointing 100-97 loss to the Heat. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 4 points. Cleveland was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Heat by 3 going into halftime. In the loss, Evan Mobley led the team in scoring with 19 points on a field goal percentage of 60.0%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Grizzlies averaged 121.0 points per game vs the Cavaliers. On the other side, Cleveland saw an improvement in their scoring numbers when playing the Grizzlies, as they averaged 113.5 points per game in these matchups. Over the last 5 head to head meetings, the Grizzlies have averaged 109 points per game compared to 105 for Cleveland. This has led to an ATS record of 3-2 for Memphis. The over-under record in these same games is 3-2, with the teams combining for an average of 214 points per game.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Heading into play, the Grizzlies offense is rated 7th in the league in scoring, averaging 116.6 points per contest. When looking at the Grizzlies pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 101.3. If the Grizzlies offense is going to continue to produce at their current level, they would benefit from an improvement in their outside shooting. Currently, they are the 25th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Grizzlies are giving up an average of 109.93 points per game, good for 12th in the NBA.
Point-Guard Ja Morant currently leads the Grizzlies at 27.4 points per game. For the season, he is 6th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 22.3% 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 10th ranked defense at defending point-guards. Dillon Brooks enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 47 games, he is averaging 15.4 and is 358th in the league in player efficiency rating.
For the season, the Cavaliers offensive unit is ranked just 26th in scoring at 111.2 points per contest. Coming into today’s game, the Cavaliers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.6 made 3’s per game. If Cleveland continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 30th in the league in possessions per game.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Cavaliers are giving up an average of 105.67 points per game, good for 5th in the NBA.
Shooting Guard Donovan Mitchell currently leads the Cavaliers at 27.6 points per game. For the season, he is 13th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 23.6% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Mitchell is averaging 3.9 boards and 4.9 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 12th ranked defense at defending shooting guards. Darius Garland enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 44 games, he is averaging 21.8 and is 69th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Grizzlies vs Cavaliers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Grizzlies +5
- Free Total Prediction: Under nan