The Chicago Bulls (26-27) take to the road for a matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies (32-21) at the FedExForum on Tuesday. The Memphis Grizzlies are seeded second in the Western Conference, while the Chicago Bulls rank ninth in the Eastern Conference. In a match between two playoff contenders, the Chicago Bulls hope to snag a vital victory to edge closer to a direct postseason berth. The Memphis Grizzlies, though, have their own agenda and won’t make it easy. This is sure to be an exciting battle.
Form Memphis Grizzlies
The Memphis Grizzlies are riding a four-game winning streak against Central teams going into their latest divisional matchup. Their last match ended 103-106 defeat against the Toronto Raptors. The result left the home side with a 2-8 record for the past 10 games.
The Memphis Grizzlies have one of the NBA’s most potent offenses. Entering Tuesday’s game, the hosts are averaging an impressive 116.2 points per game. The home defense ranks around the middle of the pack compared to the rest of the league, limiting opponents to 112.6 points per game.
The Memphis Grizzlies are living up to expectations as a postseason contender. In the regular season, last season’s Conference semi-finalists rank second in the Western Conference. They’re 32-21 this year and sit first in the Southwest Division after 53 games.
Steven Adams and Ja Morant are set to miss the Memphis Grizzlies game due to injuries.
Form Chicago Bulls
Form is strong for the Chicago Bulls, who beat San Antonio Spurs by a 128-104 scoreline last time out, thereby extending their winning streak to three matches. Their overall regular season record is now 26-27 and 10-16 on the road.
The Chicago Bulls will bring a middle-of-the-park offense for their latest game on the road, having scored 114.8 points per game this season. Compared to the rest of the league, the away defense is below average after allowing 112.6 points per game on average and 115.8 points on the road.
After last year’s first-round exit, the Chicago Bulls hope to clinch another postseason berth. The visitors have gone 26-27 this season, leaving them with the Eastern Conference’s ninth seed. This will set them up for a spot in the Play-In Tournament as things stand.
Javonte Green, Alex Caruso, and Lonzo Ball are all carrying injuries going into the latest Chicago Bulls game.
The Memphis Grizzlies won their last two matches against the Chicago Bulls. The latest game finished with a 110-116 score on February 2022, while the game before that ended in a 119-106 victory in January 2022. The total has gone under 233.0 points in nine of the last ten meetings between the Memphis Grizzlies and Chicago Bulls.
The Memphis Grizzlies tallied 108.1 points on average per game from their ten most recent head-to-head games against the Chicago Bulls. The latter managed an average of 107.7 points in comparison.
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- Moneyline (ML): Chicago Bulls (+240) | Memphis Grizzlies (-300)
- Against the spread (ATS): Chicago Bulls +7.5 (-110) | Memphis Grizzlies -7.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 233.0 (-110) | (-110)
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Go for the Memphis Grizzlies to win (1.33) on the moneyline.
Going into Tuesday’s game, the Memphis Grizzlies have the advantage, with -300 moneyline odds indicating there is a 75% likelihood of them winning. However, the hosts have suffered two consecutive losses at FedExForum. 5-5 on the road recently. The Chicago Bulls are the underdog in this matchup. Punters who bet on the away team to win are being offered odds of +240. Although the visitors are on a three-game winning streak, so there may be value in backing them on the moneyline.
Take the Chicago Bulls to win outright against an out-of-sorts Memphis Grizzlies. The visitors are 26-27 for the season and are in brilliant form, winning their last three games straight up.
Against the Spread
Take the Chicago Bulls +7.5 (1.91) as they are the best bet.
The Memphis Grizzlies are the heavy favorites in the NBA betting lines. They take to the FedExForum as the 7.5-point favorites over the Chicago Bulls. Based on their last ten matchups, the average points margin between the two teams was 8.8 points.
Betting on the Memphis Grizzlies seems like a risky choice, even at FedExForum. They’ve failed to cover the spread in their last three games. The hosts are 4-6 ATS from their past ten games at home, going 2-8 ATS in their last ten games overall.
The smart money is on the Chicago Bulls, who have covered the spread in their last three games. They may be on the road, but they still look too good to pass up here. The visitors have gone 7-3 ATS in their last ten matches, while their record from their last ten road trips is 6-4 ATS.
Take Total under 233.0 (1.91) on the total.
Based on their head-to-head record, the Memphis Grizzlies and the Chicago Bulls look primed for a low-scoring affair. Both sides haven’t produced too many points in their ten most recent matchups. They averaged 215.8 points between them, including 211 points in the last five at FedExForum.
The total line is set at 233.0. The Memphis Grizzlies and the Chicago Bulls’ combined points total has not exceeded this 233.0 line in nine of their last ten matchups. Betting Under on the Total market returns odds of -110.
For betting on the total, consider that eight of the last nine Memphis Grizzlies games went under. Looking back on the last five games on home soil for the Memphis Grizzlies, the total went over two times. They are 2-8 against the total overall from their previous ten matches.
As for the Chicago Bulls, the average total has been 227.0 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 220.2 points in the last five on the road. Road games don’t usually produce the expected number of points for the Chicago Bulls. The total has gone under in four of their past five matchups away from home.