Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz Prediction Spread and Trends to Watch - 11/22/2021

by James Q

Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz Prediction Spread and Trends to Watch - 11/22/2021

 
Game Time: 8:00 PM ET, Monday, November 22nd, 2021
Venue: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Where to Watch:  NBA League Pass, Local Cable in markets
 

Opening MLB Odds at USA Sportsbooks

FanDuel:  Spread: Jazz -10; 
Caesars:  Spread:  NA;  
VegasInsider: Spread : Jazz -10
 

Season Record

Grizzlies: 8-8, 9th place Western Conference
Jazz: 11-5, 3rd place Western Conference

The Jazz are playing fantastic basketball. They are on a 3-game winning streak over the Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors, and Philadelphia 76ers.  The regular season is coming up roses in Utah and they are used to making the NBA playoffs the last few seasons.  They need more this year though.  Vivint Smart Home Arena needs at least the Western Conference Finals or it will all have been for naught.

Memphis is all over the map right now. They are on a 2-game winning streak over the Los Angeles Clippers and the Houston Rockets… before that though was a three-game losing streak to the New Orleans Pelicans, the Phoenix Suns, and the Charlotte Hornets.
 
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Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz Preview and Analysis

 

Recent Form

Memphis is 8-8 on the season, but 9-7 ATS.  They have logged 8 Overs and 8 Unders.  They are 2-5 in road games.
 
Utah is 11-5 on the season, but 10-6 ATS.  They have notched 6 Overs and 10 Unders.  They are 6-2 in home games.
 

Offensive Analysis

Memphis is 8th in the NBA in points with 109.6 ppg, they are also 8th in the NBA in AST/TO ratio 1.8.  The last 3 Memphis games have all been Overs.  The offense is clicking fine in Memphis... Though they have a problem with turnovers. 

Utah is 3rd in the NBA in points with 112.1 per game.  They are 28th in AST/TO ratio with 1.4.  They have gone 3 Overs and 1 Under in their last 4.  Utah hits shots.  Reserve SG/SF Joe Ingles and bench point guard Jordan Clarkson ensure that the Jazz will hit 3s and control pace when the starters are out.

Defensive Analysis

Memphis is 5th in rebounds with 46.8 per game and 4th in blocks with 6.1 per game.

Utah is 3rd in rebounds with 47.5 per game and 10th in blocks with 5.3 per game. Defense is an absolute strength on a squad where the paint is anchored by Rudy Gobert.
 

Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz Prediction

Our prediction for Monday November 22nd is…  Jazz 118 - Grizzlies 115

The Jazz spread is too big.  The scoring streak that Memphis is on makes it unrealistic that the Jazz will beat them by double figures… especially with the NBA penchant to finish 4th quarter possessions with a parade of free throws.

 
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NFL Betting Trends

Utah is 8-4 ATS versus Memphis over the last 3 seasons.
Utah is 4-2 ATS versus Memphis at Utah over the last 3 seasons.
All 6 games of Memphis and Utah have gone Over the last 3 seasons.


 

Key Injuries

Grizz: SG Dillon Brooks (hamstring) Quest ** PG De’Anthony Melton (groin) Quest
Jazz: PG Elijah Hughes (illness) Quest  (he barely plays)


Starting Lineups

Mem: PG Ja Morant, SG Desmond Bane, SF Ziaire Williams, PF Jaren Jackson JR, C Steven Adams
Uta: PG Mike Conley, SG Donovan Mitchell, SF Bojan Bogdanovic, PF Royce O’Neale, C Rudy Gobert
 

Statistical Leaders

Grizzlies
Points: Ja Morant 25.1
Rebounds: Steven Adams 8.2
Assists: Ja Morant 7
Steals: De’Anthony Melton 1.6
Blocks: Jaren Jackson JR 2
 
Jazz
Points: Donovan Mitchell 24.4
Rebounds: Rudy Gobert 15.1
Assists: Mike Conley 5.4
Steals: Donovan Mitchell 1.9
Blocks: Rudy Gobert 1.8
 

Coaches

Grizzlies: Taylor Jenkins.  Coach Jenkins got the job in 2019.  His primary job this year will be finding out how high Ja Morant’s ceiling is and which teammates play best with him.  The team will go as far as Ja goes.
 
Jazz: Quin Snyder.  Coach Snyder has had the Jazz job since 2014.  He has built a winning culture. He has a squad with talent all over the floor.  His career record in Utah is 323-231.



James Q

About the Author:

James Q. has been involved with sports and gambling his entire life. A former division 1 scholarship basketball player, James understands sports (and especially basketball) inside-and-out. Following his basketball playing days, James parlayed his gambling skills into a semi-pro poker career. James resides in Los Angeles, and especially loves the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Rams, and Los Angeles Dodgers. And when he isn't betting on sports (and writing about it), James can be found performing stand-up comedy on the Sunset Strip.

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