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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Chicago Bulls vs. Memphis Grizzlies

January 20, 2024


The Memphis Grizzlies will travel to Chicago, Illinois to face the Chicago Bulls at the United Center with the game scheduled to start at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday night and will air on NBC Chicago.



The Grizzlies have the 3rd worst record in the Western Conference at 15-26 while having lost three of their last five games including a 103-118 loss on the road against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday. Memphis has been the 2nd lowest-scoring team in the league this season with an average of 108.25 points per game, however, they have been an above-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 113.23 points per game which is less than the league average of 115.52 points per game. 



Desmond Bane has been one of the better players on the team as he leads the team in scoring and assists with an average of 24.4 points and 5.3 assists per game. The Memphis Grizzlies will look to bounce back following the loss against the Timberwolves when they travel to face the Chicago Bulls. 



The Chicago Bulls are in 9th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 20-23 following a 116-110 win on the road against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. Chicago plays at a slower pace than the average team in the NBA which leads them to be one of the best defensive teams while also being one of the lower-scoring teams in the league as they enter this game allowing 112.43 points per game which ranks 12th in the NBA while averaging the 4th fewest points per game with an average of 110.1 points per game. 



DeMar DeRozan has been one of the best players on the team as he leads the team in scoring and assists with an average of 22 points and 5.3 assists per game. The Chicago Bulls will look to build off the momentum following the win on the road against the Toronto Raptors when they host the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night.



BookMaker has the Chicago Bulls listed as 7-point favorites at home against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night. The teams are 5-5 in the last ten while Memphis has won two of the last three matchups. The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last ten while the Grizzlies have covered the spread in two of the last three games in the series. The Memphis Grizzlies are 17-24 ATS overall, 12-10 ATS on the road, and 12-17 ATS as an underdog this season while the Chicago Bulls are 21-21-1 ATS overall, 12-10-1 ATS at home, and 9-9 ATS as a favorite on the year.



Chicago is the better team this season, however, Memphis has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three matchups while covering the spread in two of the last three meetings. However, the Bulls have been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 21-21-1 ATS overall and 9-9 ATS as a favorite while the Grizzlies are 17-24 ATS overall and 12-17 ATS as an underdog. Lay the points with the Chicago Bulls when they host the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night. 

Spooky Express Pick: Chicago Bulls -7