Memphis Grizzlies at Utah Jazz - 5/26/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Memphis Grizzlies at Utah Jazz - 5/26/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz (52-21) vs Memphis Grizzlies (41-34)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)

Betting Odds: Utah Jazz -8.5 -- Over/Under: 217 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz meet Wednesday in game two of the NBA West Playoffs at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.  

The Memphis Grizzlies look for another road upset to take a 2-0 series lead and complete control. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 112 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 42 percent shooting. Dillon Brooks is averaging 31 points and seven rebounds while Ja Morant is averaging 26 points and four assists. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Anderson is grabbing four rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 25.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game.

The Utah Jazz need a win here to get back in the series and even things up at 1-1. The Utah Jazz are averaging 109 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 45 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 29 points and five rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 22 points and 11 assists. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Favors is grabbing 11 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 25.5 percent from beyond the arc and 87.9 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50 rebounds per game.

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The Grizzlies are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games as a road underdog and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 Wednesday games. The Jazz are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 playoff games as a favorite. The under is 6-2 in Grizzlies last 8 overall. The over is 4-1 in Jazz last 5 home games. The Grizzlies are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Utah. 

The Utah Jazz have to like the fact they didn't shoot the ball particularly well in game one and only lost by three points. The return of Donovan Mitchell will also help the Jazz in a major way. The Jazz should be favored and should win this game. However, the Memphis Grizzlies are a young, confident team at the moment and they've been getting after it defensively. Dillon Brooks is turning into a potential all-star overnight and Jonas Valanciunas is giving Rudy Gobert all he can handle in the post. The Grizzlies don't look like your typical eight seed that's just going to roll over. Give me the points.

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Randy’s Pick Memphis Grizzlies +8.5

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