Grizzlies vs Bucks Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, April 7, 2023

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Two top defensive teams meet when the Memphis Grizzlies (50-30) play as eight-point favorites versus the Milwaukee Bucks (58-22) on April 7, 2023 at Fiserv Forum. The over/under for the matchup is set at 229.5 points.

How to bet Grizzlies vs. Bucks

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Milwaukee Bucks Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with sportsbooks listing the Grizzlies as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Grizzlies have -332 odds to pick up the win, while the Bucks are listed at +262 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 229.5 points.

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Grizzlies vs. Bucks Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, April 7, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBA
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Arena: Fiserv Forum

Grizzlies vs. Bucks Betting Trends

The Grizzlies have played 80 games, with 36 wins against the spread. Memphis has been chosen as the favorite in 62 games this year and has walked away with the win 47 times (75.8%) in those games. The Grizzlies have eclipsed the over/under in 45% of their opportunities this year (36 times over 80 games with a set point total).

The Bucks have played 80 games, with 42 wins against the spread. Milwaukee has won 28.6% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (4-10). Bucks games this year have gone over the total in 39 of 80 opportunities (48.8%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Grizzlies

Grizzlies Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ja Morant 60 26.4 5.9 8.1 1.1 0.3 1.5
Desmond Bane 57 21.6 5 4.4 1 0.4 2.8
Jaren Jackson Jr. 62 18.3 6.8 0.9 1 3 1.5
Dillon Brooks 72 14.4 3.3 2.6 0.9 0.2 2
Tyus Jones 79 10.3 2.5 5.2 1 0.1 1.5

Bucks

Bucks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Bobby Portis 69 14.1 9.7 1.5 0.4 0.2 1.3
Jevon Carter 79 8.1 2.5 2.4 0.8 0.4 1.7
Joe Ingles 45 7 2.8 3.2 0.7 0.1 1.8
Goran Dragic 56 6 1.3 2.6 0.2 0.1 0.9
Jae Crowder 16 5.4 4 1.3 0.5 0.4 1.1
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Grizzlies: Steven Adams: Out (Knee), Brandon Clarke: Out (Achilles), Ziaire Williams: Out (Foot), Jake LaRavia: Out (Calf), Luke Kennard: Out (Ankle), Xavier Tillman: Out (Ankle)

Bucks: Serge Ibaka: Out (Personal), Grayson Allen: Out (Ankle), Giannis Antetokounmpo: Out (Knee), Jrue Holiday: Out (Rest), Khris Middleton: Questionable (Knee), Brook Lopez: Out (Rest), Pat Connaughton: Questionable (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Memphis Grizzlies

With 116.9 points per game on offense, Memphis is ninth in the NBA. On defense, it gives up 112.9 points per contest, which ranks 12th in the league. The Grizzlies average 119.8 points per game at home, compared to 113.8 points per game on the road, a difference of six points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Grizzlies have been racking up 122.6 points per contest, an average that’s slightly higher than the 116.9 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Memphis ranks 15th in the NBA with 12 threes per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 22nd with a 35.1% shooting percentage from three-point land. This year, the Grizzlies have taken 63% two-pointers, accounting for 72.6% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 37% from beyond the arc (27.4% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee is sixth in the NBA in points scored (117.1 per game) and 12th in points conceded (112.9). At home the Bucks are scoring 119 points per game, 3.7 more than they are averaging away (115.3). While the Bucks are posting 117.1 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark in their previous 10 games, amassing 123.4 a contest.

In 2022-23 Milwaukee is fourth-best in the NBA in 3-point makes (14.8 per game), and it ranks No. 11 in 3-point percentage (36.7%). The Bucks attempt 44.5% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 55.5% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 34.6% of the Bucks’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 65.4% are 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this game is the Bucks, and we expect that Bucks will cover the spread (Grizzlies -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 229.5 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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