The second-worse squads of each conference are clashing in this game, when the Cleveland Cavaliers (13-46), who are looking to turn their latest rare victory into a streak, are hosting the Memphis Grizzlies (23-37), who on the other hand have won only once in their last 5 games.
Date/Time: 02-23-2019, 19:00 EDT
Spread: Cleveland Cavaliers -2
Cleveland Cavaliers have a 13-46 record (26-32-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the East. They have won two of their last three matches and in their last game they won at home against the Suns with a 111-98 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Jordan Clarkson with 17.2 ppg and 3.5 boards off the bench. He is followed by Kevin Love with 15.7 ppg and 10.7 boards per game.
Memphis Grizzlies have a 23-37 record (26-34 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the West. They have lost four of their last five matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Clippers with a 106-112 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Mike Conley with 20 ppg, adding a team high 6.5 dimes per game. He is followed by Avery Bradley with 18.2 ppg and 3.5 dimes per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Grizzlies won at home with a 95-87 score. Cavaliers have an 8-22 home record, while the Grizzlies are 9-21 on the road. Cavaliers are better offensively, scoring 103.1 ppg to Grizzlies’ 100.7, while Grizzlies are better defensively, allowing 103.9 ppg to Cavs’ 113.2. Grizzlies have a better field goal percentage (44.9% to 44.1%), while Cavaliers have a better 3-point percentage (35.4% to 33.8%). Cavaliers are also better in boards grabbed (42.9 to 40.4) and in turnovers committed (12.8 to 13.2), while Grizzlies are better in dimes made (23.6 to 20.9). Cavaliers are playing better lately and Vegas odds give them a -2 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home win.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction: Cleveland Cavaliers -2 (-109)
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