At 8:00 ET, the Milwaukee Bucks (-897) will host the Memphis Grizzlies (+596) in a non-conference matchup. The over/under line for this game is 222.5.

Milwaukee is currently 2nd in the Eastern Conference with a record of 47-28, while Memphis is 13th in the Western Conference at 25-50.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES VS MILWAUKEE BUCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -13.5

This game will be played at Fiserv Forum at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, April 3rd.

WHY BET THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 115-101 in favor of the Bucks.
  • Our projections have Giannis Antetokounmpo finishing with Giannis Antetokounmpo points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Bucks finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 14 threes.

Does Memphis Stand a Chance on the Road?

As the 13.5-point underdogs, the Grizzlies are looking to cover the spread for the 6th straight game. This season, they have been the underdog in 79 of their 75 games.

Memphis’ ATS record for the season is 36-39, including a 22-17 record on the road. In Western Conference play, they are 14-34 and are currently 13th in the West.

The Grizzlies’ O/U record for the season is 36-38-1. Today’s line of 222.5 is higher than the average O/U line in their games (221.1). On average, their games have finished with 219.1 points.

In their last game, the Grizzlies defeated the Pistons by a score of 110-108. They were 2-point underdogs going into the game. The O/U line for that game was 216.

Overall, Memphis has a record of 25-50 and is 4th in the Southwest Division. In non-conference games, they are 11-16 compared to 14-34 against the West.

When it comes to scoring, the Grizzlies are one of the worst teams in the league. They are averaging just 105.9 points per game, which is 30th in the NBA. Interestingly, they have actually scored more points on the road (107.8) than at home (103.9).

So far this season, the Grizzlies have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 21.3% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 16th in the league at 98.1 possessions per game.

One area where the Grizzlies have struggled is their field goal percentage. They are shooting just 43% from the field, which is 30th in the NBA. However, they are one of the best three-point shooting teams in the league, making an average of 13.3 threes per game (10th).

Coming into today’s game, the Grizzlies’ defense is giving up an average of 113.1 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Grizzlies squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 38.2% from downtown.

Does Milwaukee Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Today, the Bucks are favored by 13.5 points at home against the Grizzlies. In their games as the favorite, the Bucks have gone 44-19 this season and have a scoring margin of +6.4 points per game.

Milwaukee’s ATS record for the season is 33-42, and they have failed to cover the spread in their last two games as the underdog. At home, the Bucks are 17-20 ATS.

In their last game, the Bucks were favored by 12.5 points but lost to the Wizards by a score of 117-113. The O/U line for that game was 225.5 points.

This season, the Bucks have an O/U record of 38-37, and the over has hit in their last two games. On average, their games have finished with 237.1 points.

In the Eastern Conference, the Bucks are currently in 2nd place with a record of 47-28. In non-conference games, they are 15-13 compared to 32-15 against the East.

At home, the Bucks are averaging 122.9 points per game, which is 4th in the NBA. Overall, they are 3rd in the league with 120.3 points per game. In terms of pace, Milwaukee is 5th with 100.5 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bucks are 4th in made threes per game at 14.3. They are also one of the top teams in free throw attempts, averaging 24.5 per game (1st).

So far this season, Milwaukee has outscored the NBA scoring average in 65.3% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 7th in the league at 49%.

So far, the Bucks defense is giving up 116.8 points per contest, which has them sitting 21st in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in three straight matchups. In the terms of takeaways, Bucks are causing 12.2 turnovers per game, ranking 10th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 16th in rejections, averaging 5 blocked shots each game.