The Cavaliers have won eight of the last ten in this series against Memphis but they are just 5-5 against the basketball betting pointspread. Here is a look at some of the stats and trends for this Tuesday matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and Cleveland Cavaliers.
NBA betting may have seen the Cavaliers dominate in the past against Memphis but the Grizzlies won back in December 111-109 in overtime. That win broke a seven-game winning streak for Cleveland in the series. LeBron James had a huge game for Cleveland with 43 points and 13 rebounds to go along with six assists but it was note enough. Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies with 32 points, 14 rebounds and four steals while O.J. Mayo added 28 points and Rudy Gay had 21 points. Mike Conley made a layup with three seconds left in overtime to give the Grizzlies a 111-109 basketball betting victory.
In the last five meetings at Cleveland, the Cavaliers have won each time but the Grizzlies are 3-2 against the basketball betting odds. Even though Cleveland has an excellent defense, six of the last seven in this series have gone over the NBA betting total. Memphis can score and doesn’t play much defense so this could be a high scoring game.
Memphis has held their own on the road this season in NBA betting as they are 12-11 against the number. The Grizzlies are 6th in the league in points per game and that is one reason why they have been competitive and are in the playoff race in the Western Conference. Their defense is not that good though as they are 24th in the league. This is a tough basketball betting spot for Memphis since they played yesterday against the NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers.
Cleveland has not been a good team versus the NBA betting odds at home. They are below .500 at home but on the road they have a winning record in basketball betting. Cleveland’s defense is third in the league while their offense is 14th. The Cavaliers are always a popular team in NBA betting with LeBron James and even though they have not been that good at home laying points, they are getting the bulk of the attention in this game against the Grizzlies.