The Grizzlies and Cavaliers meet this Tuesday night in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The Memphis Grizzlies will enter this match looking to build on their five-game winning streak. They’re averaging 111.1 points with 45.2% shooting and allowing 108.2 points with 45.6% shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 24.7 points and 6.6 assists while Dillon Brooks is averaging 19.3 points. Desmond Bane is the third double-digit scorer with 17.6 points and Steven Adams is averaging 9.2 rebounds per night.
As a team, the Grizzlies are shooting 34.7% from beyond the arc and 75.6% from the free-throw line.
Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers are in decent form after splitting their last eight games. They’re averaging 107.7 points with 46.3% shooting and allowing 102.4 points with 44.2% shooting. Darius Garland is averaging 19.5 points and 7.3 assists while Jarrett Allen is averaging 17 points and 10.7 rebounds. Evan Mobley is the third double-digit scorer with 14.7 points and Kevin Love is averaging 7.6 rebounds per game.
As a team, the Cavaliers are shooting 35.3% from beyond the arc and 78.1% from the free-throw line.
The Grizzlies are ranked #7th in offense and 18th in defense and the Cavaliers are ranked #17th in offense and 2nd in defense.
Cleveland have been good against the spread this season, and we’ve made money on them, but this line is confusing. The Cavs have been shaky since the loss of Ricky Rubio, and I’m not sure if they should be favored against legit playoff-caliber teams. On the other side, the Grizzlies are on the end of back to back, but they’re getting healthy, and they’ve won five straight. The Grizzlies are the better team here, therefore our prediction is a win for Memphis.