Through 3 Quarters
The Memphis Grizzlies are giving their home crowd exactly what it was hoping to see. After three quarters it’s looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Milwaukee Bucks as Memphis lead 98-81.
Shooting guard De’Anthony Melton has led the way so far for the Grizzlies, as he has shot 6-for-9 from downtown and has recorded 24 points. One thing to keep an eye out for is Dillon Brooks’ foul situation as he currently sits at four.
Milwaukee has been led by power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, who so far has posted a double-double on 28 points and 11 boards in addition to four assists. This makes it four consecutive games in which Antetokounmpo has had at least ten rebounds.
the Bucks have lost 78% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this season, so this one seems just about wrapped up
Milwaukee @ Memphis
Current Records: Milwaukee 46-27; Memphis 51-23
What to Know
The Memphis Grizzlies will take on the Milwaukee Bucks at 8 p.m. ET Saturday at FedExForum. Milwaukee will need to watch out since the Grizz has now posted big point totals in their last three contests.
The Grizzlies took their matchup against the Indiana Pacers on Thursday by a conclusive 133-103 score. With the Grizz ahead 74-48 at the half, the game was all but over already. Among those leading the charge for them was shooting guard Desmond Bane, who shot 5-for-7 from downtown and finished with 30 points, five assists and five rebounds.
Meanwhile, Milwaukee had enough points to win and then some against the Washington Wizards on Thursday, taking their contest 114-102. Point guard Jrue Holiday and shooting guard Grayson Allen were among the main playmakers for Milwaukee as the former posted a double-double on 24 points and ten dimes and the latter shot 5-for-7 from beyond the arc and finished with 21 points.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Memphis is expected to win a tight contest. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a three-game streak of ATS wins.
The wins brought Memphis up to 51-23 and the Bucks to 46-27. A pair of offensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Grizzlies come into the contest boasting the third most points per game in the league at 115.1. Milwaukee is completely their equal: they also come into the game with 115.1 points per game. Tune in for what’s sure to be a high-scoring game.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: FedExForum — Memphis, Tennessee
- TV: Bally Sports SouthEast Memphis
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $75.00
The Grizzlies are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Bucks, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Grizzlies as a 1-point favorite.
Milwaukee have won eight out of their last 13 games against Memphis.
- Jan 19, 2022 – Milwaukee 126 vs. Memphis 114
- Apr 17, 2021 – Memphis 128 vs. Milwaukee 115
- Mar 04, 2021 – Milwaukee 112 vs. Memphis 111
- Aug 13, 2020 – Memphis 119 vs. Milwaukee 106
- Dec 13, 2019 – Milwaukee 127 vs. Memphis 114
- Jan 16, 2019 – Milwaukee 111 vs. Memphis 101
- Nov 14, 2018 – Memphis 116 vs. Milwaukee 113
- Mar 12, 2018 – Milwaukee 121 vs. Memphis 103
- Nov 13, 2017 – Milwaukee 110 vs. Memphis 103
- Mar 13, 2017 – Memphis 113 vs. Milwaukee 93
- Nov 12, 2016 – Milwaukee 106 vs. Memphis 96
- Mar 17, 2016 – Milwaukee 96 vs. Memphis 86
- Jan 28, 2016 – Memphis 103 vs. Milwaukee 83
Injury Report for Memphis
- Brandon Clarke: Out (Hip)
- Killian Tillie: Out (Knee)
- Ja Morant: Out (Knee)
Injury Report for Milwaukee
- Giannis Antetokounmpo: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
- Serge Ibaka: Out (Illness)
- Jrue Holiday: Out (Ankle)
- DeAndre’ Bembry: Out for the Season (Knee)