Grizzlies vs Jazz Picks and Predictions for March 26

Updated: March 25, 2021

Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz will continue their push for home floor advantage in the west against the Grizzlies.

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A day after a flurry of trades, two teams who largely remained unchanged through Thursday afternoon’s deadline will collide, with the Memphis Grizzlies taking on the Utah Jazz in a Western Conference matchup.

Can Memphis go into the home of the NBA’s leader and come out with a win as 10-point underdogs in NBA betting? Find out in our best free Grizzlies vs. Jazz picks and predictions for Friday, March 26th at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Memphis Grizzlies at Utah Jazz betting preview


Grizzlies: Jaren Jackson Jr. PF (Out).
Jazz: Udoka Azubuike C (Out).
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The Under is 4-1 in the Jazz’s last 5 overall. Find more NBA betting trends for Grizzlies vs. Jazz.

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The line opened at Jazz -10, with the total at 227.5. Check back later for a full report from Patrick!

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Against the spread (ATS) pick

While the Jazz began the season on a historic run against the spread, they have cooled off there considerably as of late. Though they are still an impressive 28-15 against the spread on the year, Utah is just 4-6 ATS in their last 10. They do, however, seem to be finding their footing again, with three wins in a row including back-to-back blowouts against the Bulls and Nets (games in which they covered by 15.5 and 17). 

Memphis has been hot as of late in a competitive Western Conference, going 4-1 SU and ATS in its last five games, despite the continued absence of Jaren Jackson Jr. For all the attention Utah’s run against the spread received early in the season, the Grizzlies have quietly built up a strong 24-17 ATS mark on the season. 

However, while Memphis is clearly no walkover, this is about as tough of a spot as any in the NBA — on the road in Utah. It will be close, but we like the Jazz’s recent resurgence to continue as they cover against the Grizzlies.

PREDICTION: Jazz -10 (-110)

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Over/Under pick

Neither the Jazz nor Grizzlies have consistently rewarded Over/Under bettors this season, with Utah sitting 20-22-1 O/U and the Grizzlies 19-22 O/U. That has held true in March, with the Grizzlies 4-6 and the Jazz 5-5 O/U over their last 10 games each. Independently these teams may be difficult to project as it relates to totals, but the way they matchup could help swing it.

Unsurprisingly, as they have been a terrifically balanced team all season, the Jazz are in the Top-3 in both offensive and defensive rating, with a net rating atop the league and almost two full points higher than the second-place Milwaukee Bucks. 

The Grizzlies, too, have played opposing offenses tough all season, sitting a respectable eighth in defensive rating. Their offense, however, has been shoddy, as they currently sit 19th in the NBA in offensive rating. While Utah takes a higher rate of its shots from three than anyone else in the NBA, only the Cavs have a lower three-point rate than Memphis.

With two strong defenses but only one potent offense participating in this one, we are going Under.

PREDICTION: Under 227.5 (-110)

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  • Jazz -10 (-110)
  • Under 227.5 (-110)

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