At 8:00 ET, the Bulls (-321) will host the Grizzlies (+256) in a non-conference matchup. The over/under line is currently 214.5.

Chicago is currently 9th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 20-23. Memphis is 13th in the West at 15-26.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES VS CHICAGO BULLS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +7.5

This game will be played at United Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.

WHY BET THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 110-107 in favor of the Grizzlies.
  • Our projections have Jaren Jackson Jr. finishing with Jaren Jackson Jr. points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Grizzlies finishing with a field goal percentage of 44.1% and knocking down 10 threes.

Taking a Look at the Grizzlies Chances on the Road

The Grizzlies are 15-26 this season and are currently in 13th place in the Western Conference. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 12-21 compared to 3-5 in non-conference play.

On the road, Memphis is 11-11 this season, and they are 12-10 against the spread on the road. As the underdog, they have gone 9-19 straight-up and 12-16 vs. the spread.

In the Grizzlies’ last game, they lost to the Timberwolves by a score of 118-103. Memphis was a 12-point underdog in that game, and the O/U line was 215 points.

This season, the Grizzlies have played in 37 games with higher over/under lines than today’s line of 214.5. Their games have averaged a combined 221.5 points, and their O/U record for the season is 17-23-1.

Overall, the Grizzlies are 4th in the Southwest Division. In their last 10 games, they are 4-6, and they are 9-19 as the underdog this season.

Heading into their game against the Bulls, the Grizzlies are 29th in the NBA in scoring at 108.1 points per game. However, on the road, they are averaging 110.7 points per game.

So far this season, Memphis has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 26.8% of their games. They are 12th in pace at 99.3 possessions per game.

From beyond the arc, the Grizzlies are 5th in three-point attempts but just 29th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%. Overall, they are 29th in field goal percentage.

At this time, the Grizzlies’ defense is positioned 13th in the NBA, permitting 113.3 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Grizzlies squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 52.6% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 38.5% from downtown.

Do the Bulls Have a Shot at a Home Win?

As the favorite, the Bulls have gone 12-7 this season and are favored by 7.5 points today. They have won their last two games as the favorite and have a scoring margin of +2.6 points per game in those games.

Chicago’s ATS record for the season is 21-21, including a 13-10 record at home and 8-11 on the road. As the favorite, they are 9-9 against the spread.

In their last four games as the underdog, the Bulls have gone 0-4 ATS and are 8-16 as the underdog this season. Today’s O/U line of 214.5 is lower than their season average of 221.9, and the team’s games have averaged 222.6 points per game.

Chicago’s last game was a 116-110 win over the Raptors. The Bulls were favored by 2 points in that game, and the O/U line was 228.5. This improves their overall record to 20-23, which is currently 9th in the Eastern Conference.

The Bulls have gone 21-21-1 on the over/under this season, and the under has hit in their last two games. In games this season, 38 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line of 214.5.

Heading into this game, the Bulls are 27th in the league in scoring at 110.2 points per game. At home, they are averaging 111 points per game compared to 109.4 on the road. In terms of pace, Chicago is 28th in the NBA at 96.7 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Bulls are shooting 46% from the field, which is 25th in the league. In terms of three-point shooting, Chicago is 27th in three-point makes at 11.7 per game. They are shooting 35% from beyond the arc.

So far this season, the Bulls have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 34.9% of their games. In terms of assists, Chicago is 28th in the league at 24.2 per game. When it comes to free throws, the Bulls are 24th in the league in makes at 16.4 per game.

Coming into the game, the Bulls defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 44.2% of their games. Currently, they are 12th in the NBA at 112.4 points per game allowed. In the terms of takeaways, Bulls are causing 11.8 turnovers per game, ranking 5th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 18th in rejections, averaging 5 blocked shots each game.