Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 3/18/2014
Wednesday, March 19, 7:00 PM on ROOT, SPSO
FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
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Potential playoff teams know just how important it is to take advantage of matchups against NBA bottom feeders and that's exactly the position Memphis finds themselves in Wednesday night. The Grizzlies hold a slight advantage over Phoenix for the #8 spot in the Western Conference playoffs and a victory at home over last place Utah is extremely important.
Utah is ready to breeze through these last 14 games, go into the lottery, and regroup for the 2014/15 season with young talent. The Jazz went on a streak recently where they lost 8 of 10 games outright although they did post a 4-5-1 record ATS during that time. Wednesday night's game will test Utah's endurance as it will be their 3rd road game in 4 nights.
Memphis looks to regain the advantage that playing at the FedExForum once had. The Grizzlies hold a respectable 20-14 straight up record at home but are only 14-20 ATS in front of their own fans. A Utah team that has won only 8 road games all year should change that as should the fact that Memphis will have four days of rest coming into Wednesday night's tilt.
The Grizzlies were able to get the win and cover in the two teams only other game this season, a 104-94 Memphis victory also at the FedExForum. Zach Randolph rewarded those that took the -6.5 line by pouring in 22 points and grabbing 10 boards. Utah was actually able to have four players score 15+ points which helped push the total well over the 186.5 number.
Utah is 15-18-1 ATS on the road this season
Utah is 13-21-0 against the over/under on the road this season
Memphis is 13-20-1 ATS at home this season
Memphis is 20-14-0 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
No injuries to report
12/09/13 F Quincy Pondexter Foot out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis
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