Through 1 Quarter
The experts predicted a victory for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but it’s no sure thing at this point. a win is still up for grabs for either team after one quarter, but they are up 30-27 over the Memphis GrizzliesCleveland has been relying on center Jarrett Allen, who has ten points along with two boards and one block, and point guard Darius Garland, who has eight points and four assists.
Both the Cavaliers and Memphis padded the win column in their previous outings. It’s looking like Cleveland will be able to keep the momentum, but the Grizz still has three quarters to right the ship.
Memphis @ Cleveland
Current Records: Memphis 24-14; Cleveland 21-16
What to Know
The Memphis Grizzlies might have tired legs after a game yesterday as they head on the road against the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7 p.m. ET Jan. 4 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. If the contest is anything like the Grizz’s 132-121 win from their previous meeting in October of last year, the scorekeeper will be kept real busy.
The Grizzlies strolled past the Brooklyn Nets with points to spare on Monday, taking the matchup 118-104. Memphis’ point guard Ja Morant did his thing and had 36 points and eight assists in addition to six boards. Morant’s night made it four games in a row in which he has scored at least 30 points.
Meanwhile, Cleveland came out on top in a nail-biter against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, sneaking past 108-104. Cleveland got their victory on the backs of several key players, and it was power forward Kevin Love out in front picking up 20 points along with eight rebounds.
Memphis is expected to lose this next one by 3.5. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 9-1 against the spread when expected to lose.
Memphis is now 24-14 while the Cavaliers sit at 21-16. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Grizz comes into the game boasting the most steals per game in the league at 10.37. Less enviably, Cleveland has allowed their opponents an average of 8.6 steals per game, the fourth most in the league. In other words, they will need to work extra hard to take care of the ball.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse — Cleveland, Ohio
- TV: Bally Sports – Ohio
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $14.08
The Cavaliers are a 3.5-point favorite against the Grizzlies, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Cavaliers as a 2.5-point favorite.
Cleveland have won seven out of their last 13 games against Memphis.
- Oct 20, 2021 – Memphis 132 vs. Cleveland 121
- Jan 11, 2021 – Memphis 101 vs. Cleveland 91
- Jan 07, 2021 – Cleveland 94 vs. Memphis 90
- Jan 17, 2020 – Memphis 113 vs. Cleveland 109
- Dec 20, 2019 – Cleveland 114 vs. Memphis 107
- Feb 23, 2019 – Cleveland 112 vs. Memphis 107
- Dec 26, 2018 – Memphis 95 vs. Cleveland 87
- Feb 23, 2018 – Cleveland 112 vs. Memphis 89
- Dec 02, 2017 – Cleveland 116 vs. Memphis 111
- Dec 14, 2016 – Memphis 93 vs. Cleveland 85
- Dec 13, 2016 – Cleveland 103 vs. Memphis 86
- Mar 07, 2016 – Memphis 106 vs. Cleveland 103
- Oct 28, 2015 – Cleveland 106 vs. Memphis 76
Injury Report for Cleveland
- Dylan Windler: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
- Rajon Rondo: Out (Covid-19)
- Cedi Osman: Out (Covid-19)
- Isaac Okoro: Out (Elbow)
- Ricky Rubio: Out for the Season (Knee)
- Collin Sexton: Out for the Season (Knee)
Injury Report for Memphis
- Ziaire Williams: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)
- Dillon Brooks: Out (Covid-19)
- De’Anthony Melton: Out (Covid-19)
- Xavier Tillman: Out (Covid-19)
- John Konchar: Out (Covid-19)
- Tyrell Terry: Out (Illness)
- Kyle Anderson: Out (Covid-19)