Cleveland Cavaliers vs Memphis Grizzlies 1/17/2020 NBA Picks and Previews
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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
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Memphis Grizzlies 1/17/2020 Betting Odds
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
Cleveland are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
Memphis are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games.
Brandon Knight SG Knee is OUT Friday vs Memphis
Andre Iguodala SF None is out indefinitely
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