Memphis Grizzlies at Utah Jazz - 6/2/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Memphis Grizzlies at Utah Jazz - 6/2/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz (55-21) vs Memphis Grizzlies (41-37)

Game Info: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 9:30 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)

Betting Odds: Utah Jazz -9.5 -- Over/Under: 225.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Memphis Grizzlies need a win to save their season and force a game six on Friday. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 116.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 122.8 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 31 points and 7.5 assists while Dillon Brooks is averaging 25.5 points and four rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Jaren Jackson Jr. is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 41.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game.

The Utah Jazz look to make the second round for the first time since the 2017-18 season. The Utah Jazz are averaging 122.8 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 116.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 28 points and two rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 20 points and 4.8 rebounds. Bojan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Clarkson is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 41.1 percent from beyond the arc and 84 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.

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The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Jazz are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Grizzlies last 4 overall. The over is 4-0 in Jazz last 4 overall. The Grizzlies are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Utah and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

The Utah Jazz are the better team here and will win this game if they continue to shoot the way they're shooting from deep. The Memphis Grizzlies don't have enough offensive firepower to keep up with the Jazz for 48 minutes. With that said, the Grizzlies are a young, feisty bunch that doesn't back down and competes hard. I highly doubt the Grizzlies are just going to roll over with their season on the line. The Jazz should be favored and probably do win, but this is too many points to pass up.

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Randy’s Pick Memphis Grizzlies +9.5

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