Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, NBA Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Nov 09, 2023

NBA In-Season Tournament action resumes Friday with Utah visiting Memphis in the first game of the event for the Jazz but the second for the disappointing Grizzlies.

Utah
26-30
AT
November 10, 2023, 8:00 PM ET
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Memphis
20-36
Pointspread +4.5 -105
Moneyline +155
Over / Under o +229.5
Pointspread -4.5 -115
Moneyline -190
Over / Under u +229.5

The Grizzlies are 4.5-point favourites on the NBA odds. 

Jazz vs. Grizzlies NBA Betting Odds

A reminder that the NBA In-Season Tournament’s Group Play runs through the end of the month with games on Tuesdays and Fridays, but this past Tuesday was dark in the league because of Election Day in the United States (even though it wasn’t a big one like in 2024).

Utah and Memphis (0-1) are both in West Group A along with Portland (1-0), Phoenix (0-0) and the LA Lakers (0-0). Those latter two teams play in Los Angeles on Friday as well, and we will preview that. The Grizzlies lost their first tournament game in Portland last Friday, 115-113 in overtime, on the way to a 0-6 start. I give neither of these clubs much of a shot to win the group as it should be the Suns or Lakers if they stay healthy.  The Jazz are +700 to win it and the Grizzlies +1200. 

It’s the second meeting of the season between these teams. On Nov. 1, Memphis made its only visit of the season to Salt Lake City and lost 133-109 as a 2-point dog, a season high in points allowed for the Grizz. Utah scored on its final eight possessions of the first quarter and shot 15 of 20 from the field and 8-for-10 from 3-point range for a 42-19 lead. It was over. Memphis has won the past three at home in the series. 

Utah Jazz

Utah was a pleasant surprise for about half of last season and then fell off to where expectations were. More of the same this season with the club at 2-7 and on a four-game skid. Good offensive team led by Lauri Markkanen (team-best 24.0 points and 8.8 rebounds per game) but can’t stop anyone in allowing 121.7 points per game. Chicago scored 130 on Utah in a 17-point win Monday, and Indiana scored 134 on Wednesday in a 16-point rout. Jordan Clarkson scored 33 points on Wednesday’s loss, and he would hugely help a contender. Don’t be surprised if he’s on one after the trade deadline. This closes a four-game trip. Centre Walker Kessler missed Wednesday’s loss with an elbow injury and it since has been revealed it’s a UCL sprain, and the 2022 first-round pick will miss at least two weeks. The 7-footer averages 8.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.  

Memphis Grizzlies

At 1-7, Memphis has fallen to pieces without suspended All-Star point guard Ja Morant, and he won’t be eligible to return until a little before Christmas. Injuries also have wrecked the team with centre Steven Adams out for the season and forward Brandon Clarke possibly as well. Xavier Tillman has largely been starting in Adams’ place but has missed the past two, so the Grizz have been starting recently signed Bismack Biyombo in the middle. Guards John Konchar and Derrick Rose – yep he’s still around – also sat Wednesday. Rose is week-to-week with knee soreness. Those knees ruined the career of the former MVP. The Grizz have yet to win at home following a 108-102 loss to Miami on Wednesday. Memphis also has some perimeter shooting issues and is yet to score more than 113 points in a game, which more than half the league has done.

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