The Milwaukee Bucks will take on the Memphis Grizzlies at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday at the FedExForum. Memphis is 51-23 overall and 26-10 at home, while the Bucks are 46-27 overall and 20-15 on the road. It’s a marquee matchup between the No. 3 seed in both conferences, but it will be missing a pivotal piece, as Ja Morant will miss Saturday’s game with a knee injury.
Milwaukee won the Jan. 19 matchup at home against Memphis 126-114 as 6.5-point favorites, but Desmond Bane wasn’t able to play in that contest. With Memphis playing well despite Morant’s injury, it is favored by 1.5 points in the latest Grizzlies vs. Bucks odds from Caesars Sportsbook and the over-under is set at 233. Before entering any Bucks vs. Grizzlies picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Grizzlies vs. Bucks spread: Grizzlies -1.5
- Grizzlies vs. Bucks over-under: 233 points
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What you need to know about the Grizzlies
The Grizz made easy work of the Indiana Pacers on Thursday and carried off a 133-103 victory. The game was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 74-48. Bane looked sharp as he shot 5-for-7 from downtown and finished with 30 points, five dimes and five rebounds.
The second-year guard out of TCU is averaging 18.2 points per game and shooting 42.6 percent from the 3-point line this season, but he’s kicked it into high gear since Morant went back out of the lineup. In his last three games, Bane is averaging 25.7 points, 5.7 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game while shooting 14-for-23 from beyond the arc. He’ll be priority No. 1 for the Bucks on Saturday.
What you need to know about the Bucks
Meanwhile, Milwaukee didn’t have too much trouble with the Washington Wizards at home on Thursday as the Bucks won 114-102. Milwaukee’s success was spearheaded by the efforts of point guard Jrue Holiday, who posted a double-double on 24 points and 10 assists, and shooting guard Grayson Allen, who shot 5-for-7 from beyond the arc and finished with 21 points.
The Bucks were without Giannis Antetokounmpo (rest) in that game, but he’s expected to return to the lineup on Saturday night. Unfortunately, it appears that Milwaukee will be without Jrue Holiday, who suffered an ankle injury in the win on Thursday. Antetokounmpo carried the Bucks with 33 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in the Jan. 19 win over Memphis.
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