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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Memphis Grizzlies 1/17/2020 NBA Picks and Previews

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Memphis Grizzlies 1-17-2020 NBA Picks and Previews

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Memphis Grizzlies 1/17/2020 – The Memphis Grizzlies look like they are peaking at the right time with their players finding good chemistry in mid-season. They have the Clevland Cavaliers next on Friday, January 17 and the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. NBA League Pass and SofaScore will have the game available on live streaming by 8 pm Eastern Time. The Grizzlies found a gem in Ja Morant and his presence makes his team much favored by NBA Betting Line Picks to win over the Cavaliers at home. The Grizzlies won six straight and they are projected to go home with a seven-game winning streak after this game.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Memphis Grizzlies 1/17/2020

When: January 17, 2020 8:00 PM ET
Where: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
TV: Fox Sports Southeast – Memphis
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Memphis Grizzlies 1/17/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Cleveland Cavaliers +7.5 (-110) 229.5 o (-110) +285

Memphis Grizzlies
-7.5 (-110) 229.5 u (-110) -350
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Cleveland Cavaliers Betting

The Cavaliers are faced with adversity for the past few weeks and have responded well. Kevin Love is still the vocal leader of this team and has been the more consistent double-double threat as compared to Tristan Thompson. Still, Thompson emerged as a solid player for the Cavs and living up to how much he was paid by the team. Collin Sexton and Darius Garland forms the young backcourt of the team and has been inconsistent. Cedi Osman has some spurts of great stats coming out from him and this team just lacks the contributors from the bench. Against the Grizzlies, it will be fun to watch Ja Morant going up against Sexton. Coming to this game, the Cavs lost both games against the two Los Angeles teams and hope to avoid a losing streak against the Grizzlies.

Players to watch: C. Sexton PG 41 GP 41 GS 31.5 MIN 18.8 PTS 1 OR 2.2 DR 3.1 REB 2.2 AST 1 STL 0.1 BLK 2 TO 2 PF 1.1 AST/TO 15.2 PER

K. Love PF 34 GP 34 GS 31.2 MIN 17 PTS 0.9 OR 9.5 DR 10.4 REB 2.9 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.8 TO 1.5 PF 1 AST/TO 17.93 PER

T. Thompson C 39 GP 39 GS 31.7 MIN 12.8 PTS 4.2 OR 6.3 DR 10.5 REB 2.2 AST 0.7 STL 1 BLK 1.9 TO 2.4 PF 1.1 AST/TO 17.3 PER

Memphis Grizzlies Betting

The Grizzlies are in a good position to battle for the last spot of the Western Conference playoff spot mid-way of the season. Peaking at the right time, the combination of rookie sensation Ja Morant along with Jaren Jackson Jr. has been paying off well for the team. Jonas Valanciounas has been solid for the Grizzlies inside and has been their best interior defender bringing the ‘grind’ era back to Memphis. Against the Cavs, they have to deal with Love and Thompson in the paint and if they keep them from grabbing all those boards, the Grizzlies will look to take this game away from them. Coming into this game, Jae Crowder is listed as probable to play and he gives that veteran presence in the locker room.

Players to Watch: J. Morant PG 35 GP 35 GS 29.7 MIN 18 PTS 0.7 OR 2.8 DR 3.5 REB 6.9 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 3.3 TO 1.7 PF 2.1 AST/TO 18.87 PER

J. Jackson Jr. PF 40 GP 40 GS 28.2 MIN 18 PTS 1.1 OR 3.7 DR 4.9 REB 1.5 AST 0.7 STL 1.5 BLK 1.7 TO 4.1 PF 0.9 AST/TO 17.81 PER

J. Valanciunas C 38 GP 38 GS 25.3 MIN 15.2 PTS 2.7 OR 7.1 DR 9.8 REB 2 AST 0.3 STL 1 BLK 2 TO 2.6 PF 1 AST/TO 22.61 PER

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Memphis Grizzlies 1/17/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland’s last 8 games.
Cleveland are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games.
Cleveland are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Memphis.
Cavaliers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Memphis.
Cleveland are 4-12 SU in their last 16 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games this season.
Cleveland are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Cleveland are 3-11 SU in their last 14 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.

Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Memphis’ last 17 games.
Memphis are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis’ last 7 games against Cleveland.
Memphis are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis’ last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland.
Memphis are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis’ last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Memphis are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Central division.
Memphis are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games played in January.

Injuries

Cleveland Cavaliers

Brandon Knight SG Knee is OUT Friday vs Memphis
Ante Zizic C Illness is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Memphis
Dylan Windler SF Leg is out for season
Kevin Porter Jr. SG Knee is out indefinitely

Memphis Grizzlies

Andre Iguodala SF None is out indefinitely
Jae Crowder SF Hip is probable Friday vs Cleveland

Head-to-Head
Cleveland Cavaliers Memphis Grizzlies
17-22 Against the Spread 22-18
22-19 Straight Up 22-19
104 Points per Game 113
113 Points Allowed per Game 115
45.1 Offensive FG% 47.07
76.19 Offensive FT% 79.08
34.21 Offensive 3PT% 36.03
48.52 Defensive FG% 46.18
76.32 Defensive FT% 79.31
37.12 Defensive 3PT% 36.77

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Memphis Grizzlies Betting Picks

The Grizzlies are being the much-favored team here according to Best Sports Book Online but the Cavs are quite unpredictable lately. This game’s winner will be most probably the team that wins the boards but Memphis has more talent in their backcourt. Ja Morant has stepped up his game and the rookie has been projected by NBA Legend Tracy McGrady that he will win an MVP in this new decade.

Moneyline: The Grizzlies are at -350 being the favorites to win this tame at the ML while the Cavs are +285 if they score a win on the road.

ATS: It is 7.5 points between the teams across the spread with the Grizzlies at the -7.5 while the Cavs on the other side with +7.5.

TOTALs: 229.5 points on the total for this match as the Cavs are predicted to be the team going over while the Grizzlies going the opposite way.

Score Prediction: 119 – 112 Grizzlies