Memphis Grizzlies VS Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Jan 18 Prediction with odds, betting lines, picks and promos

The Memphis Grizzlies (30-13) welcome Cleveland Cavaliers (28-17) to FedExForum on Wednesday. Both teams are on winning seasons going into the matchup, with the Cleveland Cavaliers up in fifth in the Eastern Conference and Memphis Grizzlies second in the Western Conference.

The Memphis Grizzlies took out the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-110 in their last meeting, and according to the Ohio sports betting sites, the home side should have little trouble claiming another win.

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Memphis Grizzlies VS Cleveland Cavaliers Betting expert picks

Grizzlies VS Cavaliers Moneyline

Take the Grizzlies (-300) for the outright win on the Moneyline. The oddsmakers rate their chances of success on Wednesday at 75%, and given their decent run of form at home; it’s easy to see why. The 30-13 hosts have won their last five matches at the FedEx Forum, leaving their home record for the season at 19-3 SU. With odds of +240 for this matchup, it’s clear the Cavaliers are the underdogs with only a 29% chance of overturning this trend. They are 9-13 on the road for this season and 28-17 overall.

Grizzlies VS Cavaliers Spread

The Grizzlies are the 7.0-point favorites over the Cavaliers on the betting line. With the average margin of victory in the last five matchups of this series being 6.6 points, it seems as though the smart money lies in a one-score game on Wednesday.

Home-court advantage usually has paid off for the Grizzlies in this series. In their past five encounters with the Cavaliers at the FedExForum, the home side bagged four wins by an average winning margin of 9.0 points. The hosts are also 5-4-1 ATS in the past ten games at home and 7-3 ATS overall from their previous ten games.

The Cavaliers, on the other hand, are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games against a team that has won over 60% of its home matches. In their past six games against teams with an over .500 record, they only covered the spread once, ending up 1-5 ATS.

Grizzlies VS Cavaliers Total

There was an average of 203.9 points scored in the previous ten clashes between the Grizzlies play the Cavaliers.

The total has gone over in six of Grizzlies’ last seven games. Meanwhile, betting on the over would’ve paid out as a winning bet in the last three games at the FedExForum for the Grizzlies, who are 6-3-1 in their last ten home and away matches combined.

As for the Cavaliers, the average total has been 225.2 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 222.6 points in the last five on the road. The over-market paid out in three of the last five road games for the Cavaliers. All in all, they are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games.

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Memphis Grizzlies VS Cleveland Cavaliers Betting trends

  • Moneyline (ML): Cleveland Cavaliers (+240) | Memphis Grizzlies (-300)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Cleveland Cavaliers +7.0 (-110) | Memphis Grizzlies -7.0 (-110)
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Memphis Grizzlies Form

Form-wise, the Grizzlies are looking strong on the back of ten consecutive wins. A 136-106 triumph over the Phoenix Suns last week extended their winning streak, leaving them 10-0 in their last 10 matches overall.

From 43 games this season, the Grizzlies have scored a solid 117.6 points on average. They rank sixth in the NBA’s offensive ratings. On the defensive side of the game, they’ve dropped 115.7 points on average in their last three matches, but remain on top of the league’s defensive ratings.

Last season’s Western Conference semi-finalists are set to reach the playoffs once again. The Grizzlies have dropped just 13 games all season, leaving on top of the Southwest Division and second in the Western Conference.

The Grizzlies have three players injured for the upcoming match in Danny Green, John Konchar, and Ja Morant.

Cleveland Cavaliers Form

The Cavaliers went 28-17 for the season last time out by defeating the New Orleans Pelicans 113-103. In their past ten matches, they’ve gone 6-4 and are also 2-3 in their last five on the road.

The Cavaliers bring an offense that has struggled to click into gear this season, putting up just 111.5 points per game. The visitors rank 12th in the NBA offensive rating, 10 spots below their second-place ranking in the league’s defense rating. They have restricted opponents to 106.9 points on average all season and 108.2 points per road game.

The Cavaliers are optimistic about making the playoffs this season after a strong 27-16 start. The away team is currently in second place in the Central Division and holds down the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference.

Going into their latest road trip, the Cavaliers have three players injured in Dean Wade, Donovan Mitchell, and Dylan Windler.

Grizzlies VS Cleveland Cavaliers H2H history

The Grizzlies came away with a 106-110 win in their latest encounter with the Cavaliers, which took place at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Playing the Grizzlies on the road has often proved to be an experience to forget for the Cavaliers, especially in their last five visits, which saw them fall to defeat four times.

The Grizzlies tallied 102.5 points on average per game from their ten most recent head-to-head games against the Cavaliers. The latter managed an average of 101.4 points in comparison.