Jazz vs Grizzlies: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 27, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 27, 2021 - Last Updated on April 2, 2021

Donovan Mitchell leads the Utah Jazz (33-11) into a matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies (21-21) after scoring 35 points in a 117-114 win over the Grizzlies. The Grizzlies are 9.5-point underdogs in the game on Saturday, March 27, 2021, which tips off at 9:00 PM ET on SportsNet RM. The matchup has an over/under set at 230 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of March 27, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Jazz vs Grizzlies Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 27

Jazz:
Udoka Azubuike: Out (Ankle)

Grizzlies:
Jaren Jackson Jr.: Out (Knee)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Jazz (-9.5)
Total Pick Under (230)
Prediction Jazz 119, Grizzlies 105

The Jazz are the bet in this contest. They’re favored by 4.0 more points in the model than DraftKings (13.5 to 9.5).

In this matchup, the model projects a total (223.6 points) marginally lower than the DraftKings over/under (230 points).

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Jazz Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Donovan Mitchell 42 25.6 4.6 5.5 1.0 0.3 3.4
Jordan Clarkson 44 17.1 3.9 2.2 0.9 0.2 3.0
Mike Conley 36 16.1 3.5 5.5 1.4 0.1 2.7
Bojan Bogdanovic 44 15.0 3.9 1.9 0.5 0.0 2.5
Rudy Gobert 44 14.6 13.3 1.3 0.5 3.0 0.0

Jazz Player Props

  • Mitchell’s PRA prop over/under for the matchup is posted at 35.5, 0.3 lower than his season average of 35.8.
  • Mike Conley’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 24.5, 0.5 less than his season average of 25.0.
  • Mitchell’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.1 shots higher than his season average of 3.4.
  • Conley’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals higher than his season average of 1.4.

Grizzlies Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ja Morant 34 19.5 3.4 7.6 0.9 0.2 0.8
Dillon Brooks 39 16.2 2.9 2.5 1.3 0.4 1.8
Jonas Valanciunas 37 15.8 12.5 1.7 0.6 0.7 0.3
Kyle Anderson 40 12.4 5.8 3.4 1.2 0.7 1.4
Brandon Clarke 37 11.7 5.6 1.6 1.1 0.8 0.5

Grizzlies Player Props

  • Ja Morant’s points prop total for the game is set at 17.5, 2.0 points less than his season average of 19.5.
  • Jonas Valanciunas’ rebounding prop over/under for the game is listed at 12.5 boards, equal to his season average of 12.5.
  • Grayson Allen’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.6 shots lower than his season average of 2.1.
  • Brandon Clarke’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.7 blocks higher than his season average of 0.8.

Shooting Trends

  • The Jazz are shooting 46.7% from the field this season, 0.1 percentage points lower than the 46.8% the Grizzlies allow to opponents.
  • Utah is 17-3 against the spread and 19-1 overall when it shoots higher than 46.8% from the field.
  • Memphis’ record is 18-4-1 against the spread and 15-8 overall when its opponents make more than 46.7% of their shots from the field.
  • The Grizzlies have shot at a 46.2% rate from the field this season, 1.2 percentage points above the 45% shooting opponents of the Jazz have averaged.
  • Memphis has compiled a 19-6 record against the spread and a 17-8 straight up record in games it shoots better than 45% from the field.
  • When Utah’s opponents shoot greater than 46.2% from the field, it is 25-3-1 against the spread and 28-1 overall.
  • The Jazz shoot 39.6% from three-point range, 2.5% higher than the 37.1% the Grizzlies allow to opponents.
  • Utah has collected a 21-5-1 record against the spread and a 23-4 straight-up record in games this season when the team makes more than 37.1% of its three-point shots.
  • Memphis has put up a 17-5-1 against the spread while going 14-9 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot better than 39.6% from downtown.
  • The Grizzlies shoot 35% from beyond the arc this season. That’s 0.2 percentage points lower than the Jazz have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (35.2%).
  • Memphis is 14-5 ATS and 11-8 overall when the team makes more than 35.2% of its three-point attempts.
  • Utah has a 19-3-1 ATS record and a 21-2 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 35% from three-point distance.
  • The Jazz make 16.9 three-pointers per game this season, 6.4 more made shots on average than the 10.5 per game the Grizzlies allow.
  • When Utah makes more three-pointers than its opponents, it is 27-8-1 against the spread and 29-7 overall. When Memphis is out-shot from deep by its opponents, it is 12-14 ATS and 11-15 straight up.
  • The Jazz make the most three-pointers in the league, while the Grizzlies allow the 19th-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Jazz vs Grizzlies Stat Rankings

Jazz Rank Jazz AVG Grizzlies AVG Grizzlies Rank
3rd 116.8 Points Scored 111.6 20th
5th 108.2 Points Allowed 111 13th
1st 48.1 Rebounds 46 8th
5th 11.1 Off. Rebounds 11.2 4th
1st 16.9 3pt Made 10.5 29th
21st 23.7 Assists 26.6 6th
17th 13.5 Turnovers 12.9 11th

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