The Memphis Grizzlies (30-13) host the Cleveland Cavaliers (28-17) on January 18, 2023 at FedExForum. The Grizzlies are strongly favored, by 7.5 points, in a matchup featuring two of the NBA’s best defensive squads. The point total is 227.5 points for the outing.
How to bet Grizzlies vs. Cavaliers
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Grizzlies as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Grizzlies have -300 odds to pick up the win, while the Cavaliers are listed at +241 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 227.5 points.
Grizzlies vs. Cavaliers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSE
- Location: Memphis, Tennessee
- Arena: FedExForum
Grizzlies vs. Cavaliers Betting Trends
In the Grizzlies’ 43 games this season, they have 22 wins against the spread. Memphis has won 29, or 80.6%, of the 36 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Grizzlies games this year have hit the over 48.9% of the time (22 out of 45 games with a set point total).
In the Cavaliers’ 45 games this season, they have 23 wins against the spread. Cleveland has won 33.3% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (3-6). The Cavaliers have gone over the point total 46.7% of the time this season (21 of 45 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Jaren Jackson Jr.||27||16.6||6.8||1||1||3.3||1.5|
Grizzlies: Danny Green: Out (Acl/Lcl)
Cavaliers: Donovan Mitchell: Out (Groin), Dylan Windler: Out (Ankle), Dean Wade: Out (Shoulder)
What you need to know about the Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis has a top-five offense this season, ranking third-best in the league with 117.6 points per game. Defensively, it ranks eighth with 111.6 points allowed per contest. When playing at home, the Grizzlies are averaging 5.6 more points per game (120.3) than they are away from home (114.7). The Grizzlies have seen an increase in scoring recently, putting up 125.2 points per game in their last 10 contests, 7.6 points more than the 117.6 they’ve scored this season.
Memphis ranks 18th in the NBA with 11.6 treys per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 19th with a 35.1% shooting percentage from three-point land. In terms of shot breakdown, the Grizzlies have taken 64.5% two-pointers (accounting for 73.7% of the team’s buckets) and 35.5% threes (26.3%).
What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland is the fifth-worst squad in the NBA in points scored (111.5 per game) but best in points allowed (106.9). The Cavaliers are scoring more points at home (113.9 per game) than away (109.1). The Cavaliers have played better offensively over their last 10 games, scoring 113.2 points per contest, 1.7 more than their season average of 111.5.
With 11.3 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 36% from beyond the arc, Cleveland is 20th and 13th in the NBA, respectively, in those categories. The Cavaliers attempt 37.4% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 62.6% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 27.9% of the Cavaliers’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 72.1% are 2-pointers.
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