Milwaukee Bucks vs Memphis Grizzlies: Picks & Analysis 12/15/2022

Milwaukee Bucks vs Memphis Grizzlies: Picks & Analysis 12/15/2022

December 15, 2022



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A thrilling encounter will happen when the current #2 seeds of their respective conference face off against each other on Thursday night as the Memphis Grizzlies play host to the Milwaukee Bucks. Both squads are holding a 8-2 record this season so far and both are bringing elite defenses to this showdown between NBA MVP contenders Giannis Antetokounmpo and Ja Morant.
The Bucks are boasting the best rim-protection in the NBA and they are likely to hit Ja Morant with plenty of drop coverage. In fact, we’ve seen this happen before in Morant’s last meeting with Milwaukee last season. He managed to shoot 10 threes, which was his 2nd highest total of the season, hitting four of them. In two of their 2020-21 encounters, he went 3-13 and 3-9, and that’s in a season where he averaged just 3.9 attempts.
Milwaukee is the best defensive team in the whole NBA this season so far. They are holding their opponents to a lowly 106.6 points per 100 possessions, which is the best in the league. At the same time, their opponents are shooting a league-worst 44.5% from the field against the Bucks.
It’s undeniable that Ja isn’t afraid of shooting threes when the defense gives him the opportunity, and the Grizzlies will need extra spacing credibility with Desmond Bane still on the sidelines. Even if his rep is an inconsistent shooter that defenders don’t have a problem taking the lesser of two evils with, Morant is hitting threes at a decent rate (35.5%) this season so far.
The Grizzlies are a top-10 team both defensively and offensively. They are scoring 3.6 points per 100 possessions more than opponents, while also leading the league in scoring at 57.4 points in the paint. Memphis lands in the top five when it comes to offensive rebound rate at 33.5% and fast break points at 17.5 per game this season, which demonstrates the team’s capabilities in terms of athleticism and force.
Let’s check the latest NBA picks, news, stats and NBA expert picks for Bucks vs Grizzlies. We’ve plenty of NBA predictions for you to consider.


Milwaukee Bucks vs Memphis Grizzlies Game Information

  • Date: 12/15/2022
  • Time: 08:10 PM ET
  • Location: FedExForum, Memphis, TN.
  • How to Watch Bucks vs Grizzlies: Bally Sports SE-MEM
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


Bucks vs Grizzlies Betting Lines

Bucks are +110 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $110. On the other side, Grizzlies are -130 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $77.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Bucks at a 47.62% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Grizzlies have 56.52% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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