At 8:30 ET, the Memphis Grizzlies will host the Milwaukee Bucks in a non-conference matchup. The Bucks are favored by 11.5 points and have a moneyline of -669. The over/under line is currently set at 223.5. The game will be played at FedExForum and can be seen on TNT.

Milwaukee enters the game with a record of 35-20 and is currently the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference. Memphis is 19-36 and sits 13th in the Western Conference. The Grizzlies are 11.5 point underdogs and have a moneyline of +474.

MILWAUKEE BUCKS VS MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +11.5

This game will be played at FedExForum at 8:30 ET on Thursday, February 15th.

WHY BET THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 128-127 in favor of the Grizzlies.
  • Our projections have Jaren Jackson Jr. finishing with Jaren Jackson Jr. points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Grizzlies finishing with a field goal percentage of 44.7% and knocking down 18 threes.

Is A Road Victory Likely for the Favored Bucks?

The Bucks are favored by 11.5 points today, and they have been the favorite in 49 of their 55 games this season. As the favorite, they have gone 35-14 straight up and 20-29 against the spread.

Overall, the Bucks are 21-34 ATS this season, including a 9-16 ATS record on the road. As the favorite on the road, their ATS record is 12-18.

In terms of their O/U record, the Bucks are 29-26 for the season. Today’s line of 223.5 is lower than their season average of 238.9. The under has hit in their last three games.

Milwaukee’s last game was a 123-97 loss to the Heat. They were favored by 7.5 points in that game, and the O/U line was 224. The Bucks are currently 3rd in the Eastern Conference with a record of 35-20.

In non-conference games, the Bucks are 10-7 compared to 25-13 against the East. On the road, they are 12-13 straight up and 9-16 ATS.

When it comes to scoring, the Bucks are one of the NBA’s most potent offenses, averaging 122.2 points per game (2nd). On the road, they are averaging 120.9 points per game.

So far, the Bucks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 70.9% of their games. They have also been one of the league’s best three-point shooting teams, making an average of 14.3 threes per game (5th).

Overall, Milwaukee is 5th in field goal percentage (49%) and 4th in true shooting percentage. In terms of pace, they are 4th in the NBA at 101.4 possessions per game.

Facing Memphis, the Bucks aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 118.9 points allowed per game (23rd). In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Bucks defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.5% while allowing 34.8% from downtown.

Will Memphis Win at Home?

Today, the Grizzlies will look to continue their strong play against the spread, as they have covered in their last two games at home. As the underdog, they have an ATS record of 21-20 this season, and they are 13-28 as the underdog straight up.

In the Western Conference, the Grizzlies are currently in 13th place with a record of 19-36. Within the Southwest Division, they are in 4th place. This season, Memphis has gone 13-24 against other Western Conference teams and 6-12 in non-conference games.

Memphis’ last game was a 121-113 win over the Rockets. They were 2.5-point underdogs going into the game. The O/U line for the game was 217.5, and the teams combined for 234 points.

This season, the Grizzlies have an average over/under line of 223.2 points, which is slightly lower than today’s line of 223.5. In their games, the average combined scoring total is 220 points. Memphis has an O/U record of 24-30-1 this season.

When it comes to scoring, the Grizzlies are one of the worst teams in the NBA. They are averaging just 107 points per game, which is 30th in the league. At home, they are even worse, averaging just 104.6 points per game.

Despite their low scoring numbers, the Grizzlies are one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league. They are 8th in made threes at 13.7 per game and 5th in three-point attempts at 39.4 per game.

Overall, the Grizzlies are 30th in field goal percentage at 44%. In terms of pace, they are 18th in the league at 98.4 possessions per game.

Currently, the Grizzlies’ defense holds the 12th rank in the NBA, allowing 113.1 points per game. The Grizzlies defense is coming off a game in which they held the Rockets offense to just 49.4% shooting. Overall, they gave up 113 points to Houston.