Memphis Grizzlies vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 1/17/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cleveland Cavaliers (12-29) at Memphis Grizzlies (19-22)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -8 -- Over/Under: 229 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies meet Friday in NBA action at the FedExForum.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 104.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 114 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Colin Sexton is averaging 18.8 points and 2.2 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 17 points and 10.4 rebounds. Tristan Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Garland is dishing 3.6 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost six of their last nine road games.
The Memphis Grizzlies look to stay hot while building on a six-game winning streak. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 113.6 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 115.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 18 points and 6.9 assists while Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 18 points and 4.9 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won five straight home games.
The Cavaliers are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games following a ATS loss. The Grizzlies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The over is 7-1 in Cavaliers last 8 overall. The over is 12-5 in Grizzlies last 17 overall. The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Memphis and 20-7 ATS in the last 27 meetings. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Memphis and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to not play much defense and are losing their last five games by an average of nine points. The Memphis Grizzlies have won six straight and are winning those games by an average of 11.6 points while shooting 50.5 percent from the field. The Cavaliers are 17-23-1 ATS on the season and the Grizzlies are 22-18-1 ATS on the season. While we should still be a little cautious about laying big numbers with the Grizzlies, these teams are heading in opposite directions. I'll lay the chalk.