Bulls vs Grizzlies Odds and Picks

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DeMar DeRozan and the Eastern Conference-leading Chicago Bulls will look to stay hot when they host the Memphis Grizzlies at 8 p.m. ET Saturday at the United Center.

The Bulls (39-21/24-8 home) ran their winning streak to six games by rallying past the Atlanta Hawks 112-108 on Thursday. The same night, the Grizzles (41-20/21-10 road) lost their second straight game following a six-game win streak, falling 119-114 at the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Grizzles vs Bulls Odds

Team Moneyline Spread Total
Memphis Grizzlies -104 -0.5 (-106) Over 236 (-110)
Chicago Bulls -112 +0.5 (-114) Under 236 (-110)

Odds as of February 25th at FanDuel.

The Grizzlies are favored by 0.5 points and have an implied 50.8%-win probability based on being listed at -104 on the moneyline. At -112, the Bulls’ IWP is 52.83%.

Grizzlies vs Bulls Injury Report

Grizzlies star Ja Morant left Thursday’s game in the third quarter with cramping in his left hip. He returned in the fourth period and is expected to play Saturday.

Morant is seventh in the NBA in scoring at 26.7 points a game.

Seldom-used reserve Yves Pons (thigh) will miss the game for Memphis and Dillon Brooks (ankle) is out with a longer-term injury.

The Bulls have three players with longer-term injuries – Lonzo Ball (knee), Alex Caruso (knee) and Patrick Williams (wrist).

Grizzlies Betting Outlook

The Grizzlies have been a profitable 40-21 against the spread this season, including 22-9 in road games.

However, Memphis lost at Minnesota in its first game after the All-Star break despite getting a career-high-tying 21 points from rookie Ziaire Williams.

D’Angelo Russell’s three-point field for the Timberwolves broke a 114-114 tie with 1:23 left and proved to the game-winning basket. The Grizzlies built a 15-point lead in the first quarter but couldn’t hold it.

Jaren Jackson Jr. topped the Grizzlies with 21 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots. It was Jackson’s seventh double-double of the season.

Morant struggled as he shot just 7 of 25, including missing all four attempts from three-point range, and finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists. It was Morant’s lowest-scoring game since Jan. 19.

Desmond Bane had 14 points, shooting 5 of 15 overall and 2 for 8 from distance.

De’Anthony Melton added 12 points, six assists and five rebounds. Brandon Clarke chipped in with 10 points and eight rebounds.

Memphis held a 59-42 rebounding advantage but shot just 38.8% (38 of 98).

Bulls Betting Outlook

The Bulls have been profitable all season and especially lately with three straight ATS wins as well as six in their last seven games. During the 2021-22 season, Chicago is 36-23-1 against the number, including 22-10 in Chicago.

DeRozan continued his historic stretch Thursday by dropping 37 points on the Hawks while adding six rebounds and three assists. DeRozan was 15-of-21 shooting as he extended his NBA record to eight straight games of scoring at least 35 points while shooting over 50%.

In the final minute, DeRozan scored five points to spark a 7-0 game-ending run that enabled the Bulls to overcome a 108-105 deficit.

DeRozan has 22 30-point games this season. He is currently on a nine-game streak, putting him within range of Michael Jordan’s franchise-record 11 during the 1986-87 season.

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Zach LaVine returned after missing the last three games before the All-Star break with a right knee injury and had 20 points and five rebounds. During the time off, LaVine received a platelet-rich plasma injection in Los Angeles while also having a cortisone injection and fluid drained.

Nikola Vucevic had an off night with 12 points and 10 rebounds but still managed his 35th double-double. He made just 4 of 13 field goal attempts.

Ayo Dosunmu had a solid all-round game with 12 points, six rebounds, three assists and three blocked shots.

Tristian Thompson scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds in 13:14 minutes off the bench in his Bulls’ debut. The veteran was signed over the break after his contract bought out by the Indiana Pacers.

Grizzlies vs Bulls Prediction

The Grizzlies have won three straight games against the Bulls, including 119-106 on Jan. 17 in Memphis.

Bane and Morant had 25 points each to lead Memphis and Clarke added 15 points and seven rebounds. Chicago was paced by DeRozan’s 24 points and five assists while Coby White had 16 points, six rebounds and five assists. LaVine did not play.

This game looks like a nailbiter. Let’s take the Bulls to win on the moneyline.

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Author: Stacy Hoffman