Grizzlies vs Jazz Prediction - NBA Picks 11/1/23
Utah Jazz (1-3) vs Memphis Grizzlies (0-4)
Game Info: Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Delta Center)
Betting Odds: Utah Jazz -3 -- Over/Under: 227.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Delta Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Preview
The Memphis Grizzlies are still looking for their first win of the season. The Memphis Grizzlies look to avoid their first 0-5 start since the 2002-03 season. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 106 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 114.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Desmond Bane is averaging 25.5 points and 4 rebounds, while Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 18.8 points and 2.8 assists. Marcus Smart is the third double-digit scorer and Xavier Tillman is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 41.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
Utah Jazz Betting Preview
The Utah Jazz also need a win to rebound from a 1-3 start. The Utah Jazz have split their first 2 home games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 110 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 121 points on 51.7 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 25 points and 9.8 rebounds, while John Collins is averaging 13.5 points and 10.5 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Collin Sexton is grabbing 1.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.8 rebounds per game.
Laying chalk with the Utah Jazz and the way their defense is playing out of the gate isn't ideal, but this is a game they should win nonetheless. The Memphis Grizzlies can't get their offense going, and the defense could use improvements as well. The problem is the Grizzlies are dealing with a ton of injuries and that obviously includes their best player in Ja Morant. I don't see the Grizzlies getting their act together until they get some players back. Unfortunately, it could be too late by then. Not panicking yet, though. Still, give me the Jazz and small chalk.