Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies - 5/29/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Memphis Grizzlies (41-35) vs Utah Jazz (53-21)
Game Info: Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 9:30 pm (FedExForum)
Betting Odds: Memphis Grizzlies +5 -- Over/Under: 224 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies meet Saturday in game three of the NBA West Playoffs at the FedExForum.
The Utah Jazz look for back-to-back wins to take a 2-1 series lead. The Utah Jazz are averaging 125 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 120.5 points on 49.2 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 25 points and two rebounds while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 23.5 points and four rebounds. Mike Conley is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 14 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 82.8 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for a bounce back showing to take a 2-1 series lead. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 120.5 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 125 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 36.5 points and 5.5 assists while Dillon Brooks is averaging 27 points and 4.5 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Anderson is grabbing five rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game.
The Jazz are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a road favorite and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Jazz last 5 playoff games as a favorite. The under is 6-2 in Grizzlies last 8 overall. The under is 31-9 in the last 40 meetings in Memphis. The over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Utah Jazz are obviously the better team here and should be favored even on the road, but the Grizzlies are a tough team that's not going to go down easily and they're going to put up a fight in every game. For the most part, the Grizzlies were going back and forth with the Jazz in both games this series. The Grizzlies are also 21-12 against the spread this season as a single-digit underdog. Three of the last five meetings between the Grizzlies and Jazz have been decided by four or less points. Give me the Grizzlies and the free buckets.