Chicago Bulls vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Sportsbook.com lists the Memphis Grizzlies as 2-point home favorite against the Chicago Bulls.Â The Memphis Grizzlies have a 6-2 record against the spread in the month of January.Â Memphis played Saturday evening at home beating the Dallas Mavericks 89-70 as a 4.5-point home favorite.Â The Grizzlies held the Mavericks to only 32.7 percent shooting from the field.Â The combined 159 points went well below the listed total of 192.Â The under is 2-1 in the Grizzlies last three games.Â The Grizzlies improved to 12-7 against the spread in their first 18 home games.
Chicago won their second straight game Saturday beating the Miami Heat 99-96 as a three-point favorite getting the push.Â Lebron James sat this game out with an ankle injury.Â Bulls guard Derrick Rose scored 34 points and had 8 assists in this win.Â Carlos Boozer had 12 points and 10 rebounds as well for the Chicago Bulls.Â Â The Bulls are 13-8 against the spread in their first 21 home dates.
Memphis is 4-1 against the spread in its last five home games against the Chicago Bulls.Â The der is also 4-1.Â The Grizzlies beat the Bulls in their last game last March 104-97, but failed to cover against the spread as an 11-point home favorite.Â Derrick Rose missed the game for the Bulls due to a knee injury.
My pick for this game is the Memphis Grizzlies minus the two points.Â Although, I believe that both teams are evenly matched, I will go with the home team in this game.Â The Grizzlies should draw a good crowd due to the fact that it’s a rare day game for them.Â The Grizzlies will want to perform well in front of their fans.Â Log onto the computer, go to sportsbook.com and play the Grizzlies minus the two.
Memphis Grizzlies -2 Chicago Bulls