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Grizzlies vs Cavaliers Predictions & Best Bets

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Memphis is on the road playing Cleveland at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse stadium on Thursday, 2/2/2023 @ 7:30pm EST. Cleveland is the betting favorite opening at and the current line is Cleveland -3.25.

Memphis Team Statistics

On the season, Memphis is 32-18. The team averages 116.7 points per game (7th in the league) while going 46.9% from the field. The Grizzlies connect on 34.4% of 3-pointers (568 of 1,649) and 71.4% of free throws. Memphis pulls in 48.5 rebounds per game and has 1,270 assists on the season, placing them 15th in the league in passing. The team turns the ball over 14.4 times per game and commits 20.1 fouls per game.

On defense, the Grizzlies force 15.3 turnovers and draw 21.5 personal fouls per game. With 1,329 assists conceded, they rank 23rd in the league. As a team, the Grizzlies give up a 44.9% FG percentage (2,020 of 4,502) and 43.8 rebounds per game. As a team, they allow 35.6% on 3-pointers and rank 9th in opponents' points per game (112.3).

With a power ranking of 5, Memphis is ranked #7 in offense (scoring an average of 116.66 per game), #9 in defense (allowing an average of 112.28 points to be scored against them per game) and are 32-18 (24-24-2 ATS) this season.

Cleveland Team Statistics

For the season, Cleveland is 31-22. Each game, the Cavaliers commit 18.8 fouls and they shoot 77.4% from the charity stripe. They earn assists at a rate of 24.5 times per game (18th in the NBA) and turn the ball over at a rate of 13.9 times per game. The Cavs have scored 5,896 points this season (111.2 points per game) and collected 42.0 boards per game. The Cavaliers shoot 48.4% from the floor, which is 6th in the NBA.

Cleveland's defense allows 37.1% on 3-point attempts (621 of 1,673) and opponents make 76.6% of their free throw attempts. As a team, they give up 22.6 dimes and 40.5 total boards per game, which ranks them first and second, respectively. With 106.8 points allowed per game, the Cavaliers are 1st in the league in defense. The team forces 15.0 turnovers per game and allows teams to shoot 46.6% from the field (8th in the league).

Cleveland Cavaliers has a power ranking of 7 and are #26 for offense (scoring an average of 111.52 per game), #1 for defense (giving up an average of 106.90 points per game) and 31-22 (26-24-3 ATS) overall. Memphis went 0-3 (1-2 ATS) in their last 3 matchups against Cleveland.

Curated Picks & Predictions

  • From the lines set by Sportsbooks, they predict the score to be MEM 3.25, CLE -3.25.
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Cleveland will win straight-up is 59%.
  • 52% of SportsJaw predicts Cleveland Cavaliers to cover.
  • OddsShark has not made a prediction yet.
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Grizzlies vs Cavaliers Prediction for Today's Game

Based on recent trends and head to head stats, Nets the Scorecaster predicts Nets to win tonight's game by 2 points. This model factors in recent against the spread (ATS) trends and scoring which predicts Nets to cover the 9 point spread and the total to go and the total to go over 224 points.

Staff Pick MEM ATS (+3.25)

The Grizzlies come into this one on their coldest stretch of the year, having lost 6 of their last 7 games. Ja Morant is having a great year and was the Grizzlies leading scorer in their last game with 32 points. The Cavaliers come into this matchup 5th in the Eastern Conference standings and have lost 2 of their last 3 games. Donovan leads Cleveland this season with 27 points per game. The Grizzlies have been playing poorly but I expect Ja Morant to have a great game and the Grizzlies to win and cover the +3.75.

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Current Odds[ - ]

Over 223
Under 223

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Power Rankings[ - ]

Memphis Grizzlies
Cleveland Cavaliers
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3 PT %
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Last 10 Games Stats[ + ]

Memphis GrizzliesGrizzlies

vs PORL 112-122
47.13FG %
75FT %
93 PT %
vs INDW 112-100
48.31FG %
77.27FT %
93 PT %
vs MINL 100-111
40.86FG %
84.21FT %
83 PT %
vs GSL 120-122
47.73FG %
70.27FT %
103 PT %
vs SACL 100-133
40.82FG %
80FT %
123 PT %
vs PHOL 110-112
43.48FG %
70.37FT %
113 PT %
vs LALL 121-122
42.16FG %
65FT %
93 PT %
vs CLEW 115-114
45.36FG %
72.73FT %
113 PT %
vs PHOW 136-106
53.06FG %
80FT %
163 PT %
vs INDW 130-112
55.17FG %
78.57FT %
123 PT %

Cleveland CavaliersCavaliers

vs MIAL 97-100
48.19FG %
50FT %
113 PT %
vs LACW 122-99
56.41FG %
73.68FT %
203 PT %
vs OKCL 100-112
44.32FG %
77.78FT %
83 PT %
vs HOUW 113-95
45.45FG %
81.82FT %
153 PT %
vs NYL 103-105
45.98FG %
68.75FT %
123 PT %
vs MILW 114-102
55.81FG %
64.71FT %
73 PT %
vs GSL 114-120
50FG %
84.21FT %
143 PT %
vs MEML 114-115
51.22FG %
66.67FT %
163 PT %
vs NOPW 113-103
48.75FG %
78.79FT %
93 PT %
vs MINL 102-110
48.68FG %
86.96FT %
83 PT %

Injuries[ - ]

Memphis GrizzliesGrizzlies

  • SGDanny Green (Is OUT Thursday vs Cleveland, Rest)
  • CSteven Adams (Is out indefinitely, Knee)
  • PFJaren Jackson Jr. (Is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Cleveland, Thigh)
  • SGJohn Konchar (Is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Cleveland, Concussion)
  • SFZiaire Williams (Is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Cleveland, Knee)

Cleveland CavaliersCavaliers

  • SFCaris LeVert (Is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Memphis, Hamstring)
  • SFDylan Windler (Is out indefinitely, Ankle)

Infographics & Predictions[ - ]


CLE -225

Moneyline Pick





Over 223.5 (-110)

Total Pick





#5 in NBA L.365 (+$11,253)

***UNDER 226*** Cleveland has gone under the total in five of its last six games, which should come as no surprise to people who have looked at the Cavaliers’ metrics. They not only have the top defense in the NBA, but their offense continues to struggle. On top of that, they play at the slowest pace of any team in the league, so it is surprising when Cleveland plays a high-scoring game. Its defense is rested following an off day, and it is facing a Memphis team that is on the road for the second leg of a back-to-back. The Grizzlies have gone under in seven consecutive games, including five straight on the road.

Won 70% of last 10 NBA predictions
Memphis vs Cleveland prediction and stats

The Grizzlies have a slightly better offense and the Cavaliers have a slightly better defense. The Grizzlies won more games straight up and against the spread over their last 3 matchups. Adjusted score predictions based on power rankings and strength of schedule: Grizzlies 115 to Cavaliers 115.


Grizzlies Injuries

  • SG Danny Green Is OUT Thursday vs Cleveland, Rest
  • C Steven Adams Is out indefinitely, Knee
  • PF Jaren Jackson Jr. Is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Cleveland, Thigh
  • SG John Konchar Is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Cleveland, Concussion
  • SF Ziaire Williams Is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Cleveland, Knee

Cavaliers Injuries

  • SF Caris LeVert Is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Memphis, Hamstring
  • SF Dylan Windler Is out indefinitely, Ankle

Memphis vs Cleveland infographic

After crunching 8 relative data points, our relative predictions model has a 63% confidence Cavaliers will cover the spread - view the Memphis vs Cleveland infographic for details on this prediction.

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