Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies: Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 23, 2021

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The Memphis Grizzlies (38-34, 0-0) are 8.5-point underdogs heading into Game 1 of the against the Utah Jazz (52-20, 0-0) at Vivint Arena on Sunday, starting at 9:30 PM ET on TNT. The series is tied . The matchup's over/under is 215.5.

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Jazz vs Grizzlies Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Jazz-8.5-115-105215.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • In Utah's matchups this season, the Jazz and their opponents have exceeded Sunday's over/under of 215.5 points 45 times (62.5% of opportunities).
  • In 55 out of Memphis' 74 games this year (74.3%), the competing teams scored a higher point total than the total in Sunday's matchup.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 229.6 points per game, 14.1 points more than the total of 215.5 for this contest.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 219.2 points per game, 3.7 more than this contest's over/under.
  • On average, the Jazz have seen a 223.6 over/under in their games this season, 8.1 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 9.7 points fewer than the average over/under in Grizzlies' games this season (225.2 points).

Jazz Betting Data

  • Utah has a 40-31 record against the spread this season.
  • The Jazz have fared well as an 8.5-point favorite, going 14-13 against the spread when favored by at least 8.5 points.
  • Utah often does not hit the over, only breaking the point total in 34 of 71 games (47.9%).

Jazz Key Players

  • The Jazz scoring leader is Donovan Mitchell, who averages 26.4 points per game.
  • Rudy Gobert paces Utah with 13.5 rebounds per game and Mike Conley leads the squad with 6.0 assists per matchup.
  • Mitchell is the top three-point shooter for the Jazz, connecting on 3.4 per game.
  • Utah's blocks leader is Gobert, who collects 2.7 per game. Conley leads the team averaging 1.4 steals an outing.

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Jazz Last 10 Games

Jazz Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalJazz MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/16/2021Kings121-99 UTAYesAway-23.5223.5--Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/14/2021Thunder109-93 UTAYesAway-21.5217.5-100002500Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/12/2021Trail Blazers105-98 PORNoHome+7.5213.5525-750Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/10/2021Warriors119-116 GSNoAway+2.5210.5140-165Regular SeasonNoOver
5/8/2021Rockets124-116 UTAYesHome-19.5238.5-50001450Regular SeasonNoOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-33-74-6-0220.5113.7106.8+8.235.1%

Jazz Injuries

Jazz:Ersan Ilyasova: Day To Day (Non-COVID Illness)

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Grizzlies Betting Data

  • Memphis has covered the spread in greater than half of its contests, going 41-30 ATS.
  • When they are at least 8.5-point underdogs, the Grizzlies have not fared well, going 3-4 against the spread.
  • Memphis and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this season -- 38 of 71 (53.5%).

Grizzlies Key Players

  • The Grizzlies' Ja Morant racks up enough points (19.1 per game) and assists (7.4 per game) to top the team's leaderboards.
  • Jonas Valanciunas' stat line of 12.5 rebounds, 17.1 points and 1.8 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Memphis rebounding leaderboard.
  • Grayson Allen is reliable from distance and leads the Grizzlies with 2.1 made threes per game.
  • Memphis' leader in steals is De'Anthony Melton with 1.2 per game, and its leader in blocks is Brandon Clarke with 0.9 per game.

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Grizzlies Last 10 Games

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalGrizzlies MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/21/2021Warriors117-112 MEMYesAway-5.5223.5-275220PlayoffsNoOver
5/19/2021Spurs100-96 MEMYesHome-6.5195.5-500375PlayoffsNoOver
5/16/2021Warriors113-101 GSNoAway+11.5207.51400-5000Regular SeasonNoOver
5/14/2021Kings107-106 MEMNoHome+6.5219.5275-350Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/13/2021Kings116-110 MEMYesHome-1.5233.5-100003300Regular SeasonYesUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
8-24-65-5-0223113.4109.6+2.536.7%

Grizzlies Injuries

Grizzlies:Sean McDermott: Out (Foot)

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