Grizzlies vs Bucks Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Thursday, December 15, 2022

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The Memphis Grizzlies (18-9) are 2.5-point favorites in a matchup against with the Milwaukee Bucks (20-7) on December 15, 2022, when a pair of the league’s biggest stars — the Grizzlies’ Ja Morant and the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo — will hit the floor at FedExForum. The over/under for the matchup is set at 226.5 points.

How to bet Grizzlies vs. Bucks

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Milwaukee Bucks Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Grizzlies as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Grizzlies have -135 odds to pick up the win, while the Bucks are listed at +114 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 226.5 points.

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Grizzlies vs. Bucks Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, December 15, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBA
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Arena: FedExForum

Grizzlies vs. Bucks Betting Trends

The Grizzlies have 13 wins against the spread in 27 games this season. Memphis has won 17, or 81%, of the 21 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Grizzlies games this year have hit the over on 14 of 27 set point totals.

In the Bucks’ 27 games this season, they have 15 wins against the spread. Milwaukee has been the moneyline underdog just two other times so far this season, and it split the games. Bucks games this season have hit the over 44.4% of the time (12 out of 27 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Grizzlies

Grizzlies Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ja Morant 22 27.7 6.6 7.8 1.2 0.3 1.8
Jaren Jackson Jr. 11 18.4 6.2 0.4 1 3.6 1.8
Dillon Brooks 24 17.7 3.7 3 0.9 0.1 2.4
Tyus Jones 27 10.6 2.2 4.9 0.8 0.1 1.6
Santi Aldama 26 10 5.8 1.4 0.8 0.9 1.3

Bucks

Bucks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo 23 31.1 11.3 5.3 0.9 1 0.8
Brook Lopez 26 14.3 5.9 1.2 0.5 2.9 2.2
Bobby Portis 27 14 10.3 2.1 0.3 0.3 1.1
Khris Middleton 6 12.5 2.7 4.3 0.5 0.2 1.7
Grayson Allen 24 11.1 3.6 2.6 0.8 0.2 2
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Grizzlies vs. Bucks Injury Report

Bucks: MarJon Beauchamp: Probable (Nasal Fracture), Jrue Holiday: Out (Illness), Joe Ingles: Out (Acl)

What you need to know about the Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis is posting 115.5 points per game (seventh-ranked in NBA) this year, while ceding 111.7 points per contest (12th-ranked). Offensively the Grizzlies have fared better in home games this season, scoring 117.6 points per game, compared to 113.2 per game when playing on the road. The Grizzlies’ offense has been better over their last 10 games, putting up 117.4 points per contest compared to the 115.5 they’ve averaged this year.

With 12.1 three-pointers per game, Memphis is 12th in the NBA. It owns a 36% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 13th in the league. So far this year, the Grizzlies have taken 63.4% two-pointers, accounting for 71.8% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 36.6% from beyond the arc (28.2% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee is 16th in the NBA in points scored (112.6 per game) and second-best in points conceded (107.6). In 2022-23 the Bucks are averaging 12.9 more points per game at home (117.9) than away (105). The Bucks are putting up 114.5 points per game in their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 112.6.

Milwaukee is seventh in the NBA in 3-pointers made (13 per game) and 17th in 3-point percentage (35.2%). In 2022-23, the Bucks have taken 41.4% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 58.6% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 31.7% of the Bucks’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 68.3% have been 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this contest is the Grizzlies, and we expect that Grizzlies will cover the spread (Grizzlies -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 226.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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