Grizzlies vs Jazz Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Sunday, January 8, 2023

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The Memphis Grizzlies (25-13) host the Utah Jazz (20-22) on January 8, 2023 at FedExForum. The Grizzlies are big favorites, by eight points, in a contest pitting one of the NBA’s top defensive squads (the Grizzlies) versus one of the most effective offensive squads (the Jazz). The matchup has a 236.5 point total.

How to bet Grizzlies vs. Jazz

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Utah Jazz Odds

Point Spread

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

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Grizzlies have -331 odds to pick up the win, while the Jazz are listed at +265 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 236.5 points.

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Grizzlies vs. Jazz Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSSE
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Arena: FedExForum

Grizzlies vs. Jazz Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Grizzlies are 20-15-3 this season. Memphis has been chosen as the favorite in 31 games this year and has walked away with the win 24 times (77.4%) in those games. Grizzlies games this year have hit the over 18 times in 42 opportunities (42.9%).

The Jazz are 22-20-0 against the spread this year. Utah has gone 12-11 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 52.2% of those games). The Jazz have eclipsed the over/under 57.1% of the time this year (24 of 42 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 33 27.2 5.9 8 1.1 0.2 1.6
Desmond Bane 18 21.6 5 3.7 0.7 0.3 3
Dillon Brooks 35 17.1 3.4 2.8 0.8 0.2 2.1
Jaren Jackson Jr. 22 16.6 6.4 0.9 1 3.1 1.5
Tyus Jones 38 10.2 2.3 4.7 0.8 0.1 1.6

Jazz

Jazz Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Lauri Markkanen 39 24.6 8.3 1.9 0.6 0.6 3
Jordan Clarkson 41 20.5 3.9 4.5 0.5 0.2 2.7
Malik Beasley 42 14 3.5 1.6 0.9 0.2 3.2
Kelly Olynyk 38 12 4.9 3.2 1.1 0.7 1.4
Mike Conley 31 10.1 2.3 7.6 1.1 0.2 1.8
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Grizzlies: Desmond Bane: Questionable (Injury Management), Ja Morant: Questionable (Thigh), Steven Adams: Questionable (Illness), Brandon Clarke: Out (Hip), Danny Green: Out (Acl/Lcl)

Jazz: Collin Sexton: Out (Hamstring)

What you need to know about the Memphis Grizzlies

So far this year, Memphis is putting up 116.1 points per game (ninth-ranked in NBA) and allowing 111.1 points per contest (eighth-ranked). The Grizzlies average 118.4 points per game at home, compared to 114 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 4.4 points per contest. The Grizzlies have seen a downturn in scoring lately, racking up 114.9 points per game in their last 10 outings, 1.2 points fewer than the 116.1 they’ve scored this year.

With 11.3 treys per game, Memphis ranks 20th in the NBA. It has a 34.1% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 24th in the league. In terms of shot breakdown, the Grizzlies have taken 64.1% two-pointers (accounting for 73.9% of the team’s buckets) and 35.9% from beyond the arc (26.1%).

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What you need to know about the Utah Jazz

Utah is the third-best team in the NBA in points scored (117.5 per game) and 23rd in points allowed (116.8). At home, the Jazz score 121.2 points per game. Away, they average 114.6. While the Jazz are posting 117.5 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark in their past 10 games, producing 118.6 a contest.

Utah is the fourth-best squad in the league in 3-pointers made (14.6 per game) and 11th in 3-point percentage (36.5%). The Jazz take 55.2% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 44.8% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 65.4% of the Jazz’s baskets are 2-pointers, and 34.6% are 3-pointers.

Our pick to win this game is the Grizzlies, and we predict that Jazz will cover the spread (Grizzlies -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 236.5 points.

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You can bet on Grizzlies vs. Jazz at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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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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