The NBA’s top teams will take part in a cross-conference matchup in Cleveland on Thursday. The Memphis Grizzlies (32-19) will battle the Cleveland Cavaliers (31-22) for a spotlight battle. Dylan Windler (ankle) is out from the Cavaliers. Stephen Adams (knee) will remain with the Grizzlies, but the rest of the injury report will come on his second night of the back-to-back, so it will be decided later.
Tip off is in Cleveland at 7:30 PM ET. The Caesars Sportsbook lists Cleveland as his favorite at home with 6 points, but the latest Grizzlies vs. Cavaliers odds show him over/under, or 223.5 total points he thinks Vegas will score. Before deciding on the Cavaliers vs. Grizzlies pick, check out his NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer models.
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The model now has its sights set on the Grizzlies vs. the Cavaliers, anchoring picks and NBA predictions. Visit SportsLine today to see our model recommendations. Here are the NBA odds and betting lines for Cavaliers vs Grizzlies.
- Grizzlies vs. Cavaliers spread: Cavaliers -6
- Grizzlies vs. Cavaliers Over/Under: 223.5 points
- Grizzlies vs. Cavaliers moneyline: Cavaliers -250, Grizzlies +205
- MEM: Grizzlies are 4-3 to the rest of the spread
- CLE: Cavaliers are 17-9-1 to spread at home games
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Why the Grizzlies Can Cover
Memphis is an excellent defensive team, with just 1.1 points per possession this season, ranking among the top three in the NBA for defensive ratings. The Grizzlies are #1 in field goal percentages allowed, and Memphis allows opponents only 51% of his 2-point attempts. Memphis is in the Top 8 in turnover creation, he has more than 15 takeaways per game, and the Grizzlies lead the league in blocks and steals per game. is approaching
Memphis is also elite in points allowed in the paint, and its offensive end is friendly to the Grizzlies. while securing well over 30% of offensive rebound opportunities. Memphis also sits in the top quartile of the league with his break points of 17+ fasts per game, while the Grizzlies manage the ball (14% turnover rate) and have 25+ frees per contest. It is producing slow attempts.
Why the Cavaliers Can Cover
Cleveland’s offense is solid, especially in the backcourt where Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland are averaging over 21 points per game with strong efficiency. However, the Cavaliers have made the most progress on defense and are his top two units in the NBA in terms of overall efficiency. Cleveland has allowed him less than 1.1 points per possession, while the Cavaliers lead the NBA in assists allowed (22.6 per game) and second-chance points allowed (12.0 per game). The Cavaliers are in the top five in 2 points he defends (52.4%) and free throw attempts allowed (22.4% per game).
Opponents can shoot just 46.6% from the field against Cleveland, and the Cavaliers are producing 15.0 takeaways per game and securing over 73% of their available defensive rebounds. Cleveland interior stars Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen are also holding their opponents to just 45.9 points per game in the paint, and the Grizzlies have this season improved in field goal percentage, 3-point he percentage, and free throws on offense. Below average in percentage.
How to make a Cavaliers vs. Grizzlies pick
SportsLine’s model leans toward totals, predicting the team to score 227 points combined. The model also shows that one side of the spread is hit about 60% of the time. Picks are only available at SportsLine.
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