The Memphis Grizzlies (32-19) take to the road to face the Cleveland Cavaliers (31-22) on Thursday at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Cleveland Cavaliers hold the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference after winning 31 of their 53 games, while 32 wins in 51 matches leave the Memphis Grizzlies with the second seed in the Western Conference. This is the second and final regular-season matchup between these two teams, with Memphis Grizzlies leading the series 1-0.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Memphis Grizzlies Betting expert picks
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Memphis Grizzlies Moneyline
Bet the Cleveland Cavaliers to win (1.54) to win on the moneyline.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are the frontrunners to win their upcoming game against the Memphis Grizzlies on the moneyline. Despite losing 97-100 to the Miami Heat in their most recent matchup, the hosts have shown some strong home form, going 6-4 SU at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse recently. It’s difficult to disagree with the Memphis Grizzlies being given +165 moneyline odds to win this game at Ohio sports betting sites. Lately, they have had a struggle away from home, losing their last five road games, and fell to a 112-122 defeat to the Portland Trail Blazers in their previous outing.
Thursday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies should be the perfect stage for the Cleveland Cavaliers to get back on track. They may be coming off a loss, but they are still favorites to win with home-court advantage on their side.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Memphis Grizzlies Spread
Take the Cleveland Cavaliers -4.5 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The Cleveland Cavaliers enter Thursday’s game as favorites, but not by much. The hosts open up as 4.5-point favorites over the Memphis Grizzlies, with odds of -110. The average points difference between the teams was 6.7 points from their last ten matchups.
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies have had a close contest when competing at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in recent years. Both teams have won half of their last four matches at the venue, with the average difference in points being 6.5. The hosts have only covered the spread in half of their past ten home contests, going 5-5 ATS in the last ten games overall.
On the other end of the floor, the Memphis Grizzlies have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games on the road. The visitors have gone 4-6 ATS in their last ten matches, while their record from their ten most recent road trips is 5-5 ATS.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Memphis Grizzlies Total
Take Total Under 226 (1.91)
Based on the recent head-to-head record between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Memphis Grizzlies, we shouldn’t expect a points galore. The total averaged 206.7 points in their past ten meetings, while the last five at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse produced 212 points on average.
Both teams are strong on the defensive end of the floor, but have struggled to put points on board lately. The Cleveland Cavaliers have scored just 106.3 points in their last three games, while the Memphis Grizzlies managed 110.7 points in comparison.
For betting on the total, consider that five of the last six Cleveland Cavaliers games went under. In the last five home games for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the total was exceeded twice. They have a 3-7 record against the total from their last ten matches overall.
The total score went under in the last seven Memphis Grizzlies games. Going on the road doesn’t always seem to produce the expected number of points for the Memphis Grizzlies, as the total has gone under in their past five matchups away from home.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Memphis Grizzlies Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Memphis Grizzlies (+165) | Cleveland Cavaliers (-185)
- Against the spread (ATS): Memphis Grizzlies +4.5 (-110) | Cleveland Cavaliers -4.5 (-110)
Cleveland Cavaliers Form
The Cleveland Cavaliers made a swift return to losing ways last time out by slipping to a 97-100 defeat to the Miami Heat, leaving them 4-6 from the past ten games overall and 3-2 in the last five at home.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have had difficulty putting up points on the scoreboard. Entering Thursday’s matchup, the hosts have averaged 111.2 points per game, which ranks them near the bottom of the NBA. The home defense has been among the league’s stingiest, allowing opponents an average of 106.8 points in all games and 105.6 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
Last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers were unsuccessful in their attempt to qualify for the playoffs after securing a spot in the Play-In Tournament. This season, they’ve made an impressive comeback, ranking fifth in the Eastern Conference and second in the Central Division.
Dylan Windler is the only reported injury concern for the Cleveland Cavaliers ahead of Thursday’s game.
Memphis Grizzlies Form
Form is not looking good for Memphis Grizzlies, who came up short in a 112-122 defeat against Portland Trail Blazers last time out. Moreover, they have lost their last five road matches in a row. Their overall record for the last 10 games is 4-6.
The Memphis Grizzlies have been one of the NBA’s most prolific scoring teams this season. Entering Thursday’s matchup, the visitors are averaging 116.6 points per game. On the defensive end of the floor, the away team has given up 117.6 points in the last five outings and 112.5 points on average for the season.
The Memphis Grizzlies are living up to expectations as a postseason contender. In the regular season, last season’s Conference semi-finalists rank second in the Western Conference. They’re 32-19 this year and sit first in the Southwest Division after 51 games.
Danny Green, Steven Adams, John Konchar, and Desmond Bane are all carrying injuries going into the latest Memphis Grizzlies game.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Memphis Grizzlies H2H history
The Memphis Grizzlies downed the Cleveland Cavaliers 115-114 in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the FedExForum in January 2023. Judging by the way the past ten head-to-head matches played out, the visitors are probably savoring this latest matchup. They have claimed seven wins straight up and only lost three times.
The Cleveland Cavaliers tallied 101.6 points on average per game from their ten most recent head-to-head games against the Memphis Grizzlies. The latter managed an average of 105.1 points in comparison.