At 8:00 ET, the Memphis Grizzlies (18-29) will host the Cleveland Cavaliers (29-16) at FedExForum. The Cavaliers are currently favored by 5.5 points and have a moneyline of -222.
This non-conference matchup will be televised on BSSE and can also be streamed on the NBA app. The over/under line for the game is currently set at 219 points.
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS VS MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +5.5
This game will be played at FedExForum at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 1st.
WHY BET THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-109 in favor of the Cavaliers.
- Our projections have Donovan Mitchell finishing with Donovan Mitchell points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Cavaliers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.1% and knocking down 16 threes.
Will Cleveland Come Through as Road Favorites?
In their last game against the Pistons, the Cavaliers won by a score of 128-121. The over/under line for that game was 231.5 points. This improved their record to 29-16 for the season.
Cleveland is currently 4th in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Central Division. As 5.5-point favorites today, they have a record of 21-6 as the favorite and have won 15 straight games as the favorite.
Against the spread, the Cavaliers are 24-19 for the season and have gone 11-7 ATS on the road. Their O/U record for the season is 22-22-1, and the over has hit in their last two games.
On average, Cleveland’s games have finished with 224.4 points this season, and today’s O/U line is set at 219. The team’s O/U record for the season is 22-22-1.
When it comes to scoring, the Cavaliers are averaging 114.4 points per game, which is 19th in the NBA. On the road, they are averaging 113.1 points per game.
So far this season, the Cavaliers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 44.4% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 21st in the league at 98 possessions per game.
When it comes to shooting, the Cavaliers are 11th in field goal percentage at 47%. From three-point range, they are shooting 35%, which is 18th in the league.
The Cavaliers’ defense is presently ranked 3rd in the league, allowing an average of 110.0 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Cavaliers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 52.4% and allowing 35.5% from beyond the arc.
Can Memphis Lock in a Home Win?
As the underdog, the Grizzlies have lost their last two games against the spread and have gone 17-17 vs. the spread as the underdog this season. Today, they are getting 5.5 points against the Cavaliers.
Memphis has an O/U record of 19-27-1 for the season, and their last two games have gone under the total. This year, their games have averaged 220.1 points per game compared to today’s O/U line of 219.
In their most recent game, the Grizzlies lost to the Kings by a score of 103-94. Memphis covered the spread as 11-point underdogs, and the game finished with a combined scoring total of 197 points.
Currently, the Grizzlies are 13th in the Western Conference with a record of 18-29. In the Southwest Division, they are in 4th place. On the season, Memphis is 22-25 against the spread and has covered the spread in three straight games.
At home, the Grizzlies have struggled to score, averaging just 104.7 points per game, which is 30th in the NBA. Overall, they are 30th in scoring at 107.5 points per game. In terms of pace, Memphis is 15th in the league at 98.7 possessions per game.
When it comes to field goal percentage, the Grizzlies are last in the NBA at 43%. However, they are 9th in three-point shooting, making 13.5 threes per game. Overall, Memphis is 28th in three-point percentage at 34%.
So far, the Grizzlies have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 23.4% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 25th in the league at 24.9 per game. In terms of free throws, Memphis is 24th in makes and 25th in attempts.
Currently, the Grizzlies’ defense holds the 12th rank in the NBA, allowing 112.6 points per game. Most recently, the Grizzlies’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 103 points to the Kings.