Bucks and Grizzlies Have High Ambitions
All eyes will be on the showdown between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Memphis Grizzlies, as the pair go head to head at the FedEx Forum on Saturday night in a clash of this season’s top championship contenders. Both sides are in good form, on a roll, and brimming with confidence as the season hurtles towards the finish line. This makes the betting a bit of a tossup for NBA picks, despite the betting online markets currently on offer.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and NBA odds for Milwaukee Bucks vs Memphis Grizzlies. We have plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Bucks Eye Third Win in a Row
Defending NBA Champions the Milwaukee Bucks are priced as the third-best bet at +650 to win the NBA Championships for a second straight season, according to the latest serving of NBA Futures at BetUS.
The Bucks are coming off wins over the Chicago Bulls (136-98) and the Washington Wizards (114-102) at home. Both wins saw the Bulls come through for their backers with the win and cover.
The Milwaukee Bucks utterly annihilate the Choncago Balls.
The Bulls are an unserious franchise.
Turns out Brook did just fix everything.
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— Nihilist Bucks’ Bracket of Bullshit (@nihilist_bucks) March 23, 2022
On the heels of this back-to-back winning streak, Milwaukee improved to a 4-1 record in their last five games and an 8-2 record in the last ten games. As well, they improved to a 46-27 mark on the season. Thus, closing the gap on the first-placed Miami Heat to 0.5 games in the standings.
)Milwaukee is 35-38-0 against the spread (ATS) with a 4.1 winning margin on average and a -1.4 differential versus the spread. On the road, the Bucks are 20-15-0 straight up (SU) and 19-16-0 ATS with a 2.6 winning margin on average and a -0.7 differential versus the spread.
Grizzlies Clinch Playoff Spot
The Memphis Grizzlies clinch a playoff spot behind a stellar 51-23 record. The Grizzlies are in second place in the Western Conference, nine points back of the Phoenix Suns and three points ahead of the Golden State Warriors.
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 25, 2022
The Grizzlies are riding a three-game winning streak into Saturday’s contest, a run of form that includes wins over the Houston Rockets (122-98), Brooklyn Nets (132-120) and the Indiana Pacers (133-103). All three victories saw Memphis clinch the win as well as the cover in NBA point spread betting markets.
Memphis leads the league with a 48-26 ATS record that includes a 5.7 winning margin on average and a +2.9 differential versus the spread. That’s a 64.9 percent cover ratio, which is nothing to sniff at. Home form is similarly solid behind a 23-13-0 ATS record that includes an 8.8 winning margin on average and a +1.4 differential versus the spread.
Milwaukee Bucks at Memphis Grizzlies Head-to-Head
The Milwaukee Bucks lead the head-to-head series with the Memphis Grizzlies, having won six of the last ten games. During this same span, these sides have gone 5-5-0 ATS and 7-3-0 in over-under betting.
However, the Grizzlies own the l;atest victory. In their first meeting this season, the Grizzlies beat the Bucks 126-114 on the road on January 19,2022. The Bucks entered as the 6½-point home chalk, but failed to come through on their favorable NBA odds.
Milwaukee Bucks at Memphis Grizzlies Game Information
- Game: Milwaukee Bucks (46-27) at Memphis Grizzlies (51-23)
- Location: FedEx Forum, Memphis
- Day/Time: Saturday, March 26, 2022, 5:00 p.m. ET
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
Milwaukee Bucks at Memphis Grizzlies Betting Lines
Milwaukee Bucks at Memphis Grizzlies Prediction
Both the Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat feature on Saturday’s NBA betting card, so depending on what happens in their respective matchups, the Eastern Conference standings could be shaken up significantly.
The Bucks will be incentivised to clinch the win on the road. A lot depends on the availability of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton, both of which were sidelined in Milwaukee’s last outing. Should one or both get the nod, Milwaukee’s odds will improve substantially.
The Memphis Grizzlies are a tough nut to crack. They haven’t lost at home in over a month and they’re riding a six-game winning streak at the FedEx Forum. They also have the confidence of beating Milwaukee earlier this season. That said, with a playoff spot now secured, their intensity might be somewhat diminished for this game.
By all accounts, it’s a right tossup for NBA picks. The Memphis Grizzlies should win at home, but the Milwaukee Bucks could win on the road. Either outcome won’t be surprising in the least.