Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz 12/7/19 NBA Odds and Game Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz 12/7/19 – The struggling Memphis Grizzlies will visit the Utah Jazz in a Western Conference matchup that features a former Grizzlies playmaker now suiting up for the Jazz. Gametime is set on Saturday night at the Vivint Smart Home Arena as this is the third showdown of both teams this season. Both teams split the first two games held in Memphis’ home arena, the FedEx Forum. And now Conley, who played for the Grizzlies from 2007 to 2019, will host his former team, who are playing without No2 overall pick Ja Morant and first-round pick Brandon Clarke due to injuries. NBA game odds favor the healthier Jazz in this showdown with the Grizzlies.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz 12/7/19
Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz 12/7/19 Betting Odds
Memphis Grizzlies Betting
Memphis (6-15, 13th in the Western Conference) have been unfortunate enough as of late in terms of games and health of personnel. They have lost eight of their last nine games, including setbacks against the West leaders Los Angeles Lakers (108-109) and the Kawhi Leonard and Paul George-led LA Clippers (119-121). Worse, they have lost their rookie point guard and second overall pick Ja Morant, who is listed as week-to-week due to aggravated back spasms, and Brandon Clarke (sore left oblique). In their last game against Chicago, the Grizzlies fell behind by 22 points but were able to cut it down to six in the third frame. However, that was the nearest Memphis could get against the Bulls, who got their act together in the latter part of the third quarter en route to a seven-point win.
Players to Watch J. Jackson Jr. PF (15.7 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 1.4 APG); J. Valanciunas C (14.5 PPG, 10 RPG, 1.8 APG); D. Brooks SG (13.2 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 2 APG).
Utah Jazz Betting
Utah Jazz (12-10, 6th in the Western Conference) have lost three straight games and five of their last six. Interestingly, those losses were up against squads in the upper-.500 ranks and three of them were lopsided ones. In their last game against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Jazz had no answers for the Lakers’ dreaded combination of Anthony Davis and LeBron James. Once they fell behind by 10 in the first quarter, they were not able to recover and allowed the visitors to secure a 25-point victory. Donovan Mitchell and Bojan Bogdanovic were the bright spots for Utah in that game, combining for 52 points.
Players to Watch: D. Mitchell SG (24.7 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 3.6 APG); B. Bogdanovic SF (21 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 2.1 APG); R. Gobert C (14 PPG, 13.5 RPG, 1.9 BPG).
Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz 12/7/19 Betting Numbers
Memphis are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
Utah is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Andre Iguodala SF None is out indefinitely
Mike Conley PG Hamstring is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Memphis
Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz Betting Picks
The Utah Jazz is expected to run over the undermanned Memphis Grizzlies at home, according to NBA Vegas odds. The Grizzlies will have a hard time defending the Jazz’s offensive weapons due to their depleted roster.
Moneyline: The money line is +675 for the Memphis Grizzlies in this game while -900 is the designated moneyline for the Utah Jazz.
ATS: The ATS is +12.5 for the Grizzlies and -12.5 for the Jazz.
TOTALs: The total has gone over 215.5 for Memphis and under 215.5 for Utah.
Score Prediction: 114 – 101 Utah