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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Milwaukee Bucks

February 15, 2024


The Milwaukee Bucks will travel to Memphis, Tennessee to face the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum with the game scheduled to start at 8:30 PM ET on Thursday night and will air on TNT.

Milwaukee Bucks Team Preview

The Milwaukee Bucks are one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference with a record of 35-20 and are in 3rd place in the conference, however, they are coming off Tuesday’s 97-123 blowout loss at home against the Miami Heat which also ended their two-game winning streak. The success of the Bucks this season can be attributed to their offensive play as they enter this game averaging the 2nd most points per game in the NBA with an average of 122.24 points per game. 

Defensively, Milwaukee has been below average because of the pace they play at as they enter this game allowing the 8th most points per game in the league with an average of 118.95 points per game. Giannis Antetokounmpo has been one of the best players on the team and leads the team in scoring, rebounds, and steals with an average of 30.7 points, 11.4 rebounds, and 1.38 steals per game and is in 3rd place in the NBA in points this season. The Milwaukee Bucks will look to bounce back from the loss against the Heat at home when they travel to face the Memphis Grizzlies.

Memphis Grizzlies Team Preview

The Memphis Grizzlies have been one of the worst teams in the NBA as they enter this game with a record of 19-36 which gives them the 3rd worst record in the Western Conference and the 6th worst record in the league, however, the Grizzlies are coming off a 121-113 win at home against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday which also ended their nine-game losing streak. Memphis has been an above-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 113.06 points per game which is less than the league average of 115.54 points per game, however, the Grizzlies play at one of the slowest tempos in the league which also leads them to be one of the lowest-scoring teams in the NBA as they are averaging the fewest points per game with an average of 106.7 points per game. 

Jaren Jackson has been one of the better players on the team as he leads the team in scoring, rebounds, and blocks with an average of 22.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.56 blocks per game. The Memphis Grizzlies will look to build off the momentum following their win on Thursday against the Rockets when they host the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.

Odds and Series Trends

BookMaker has the Milwaukee Bucks listed as 10.5-point favorites on the road against the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night. Memphis has won six of the last ten including the previous three matchups while having covered the spread in seven of the last ten including the last three games in the series. The Milwaukee Bucks are 21-33-1 ATS overall, 9-16 ATS on the road, and 20-28-1 ATS as a favorite this season while the Memphis Grizzlies are 26-29 ATS overall, 10-16 ATS at home, and 21-21 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Game Pick

Milwaukee is one of the best teams in the league while Memphis has been one of the worst this season, however, Memphis has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten including the last three meetings. The Grizzlies have covered the spread in seven of the last ten including three straight games in the series while having been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 26-29 ATS overall and 21-21 ATS as an underdog while the Bucks are 21-33-1 ATS overall and 20-28-1 ATS as a favorite. Buy the .5 point and take the points with the Memphis Grizzlies when they host the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +11