Jazz vs Grizzlies: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 31, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 31, 2021 - Last Updated on April 2, 2021

Jonas Valanciunas leads the Memphis Grizzlies (22-22) into a matchup against the Utah Jazz (35-11) after putting up 30 points in a 120-110 win over the Rockets. The Jazz are 7.5-point favorites in the matchup on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, which tips off at 8:00 PM ET on SportsNet RM. The over/under is set at 230 in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of March 31, 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 31

Jazz:
Donovan Mitchell: Out (Personal),
Udoka Azubuike: Out (Ankle),
Juwan Morgan: Out (Calf)

Grizzlies:
Justise Winslow: Out (Thigh),
Jaren Jackson Jr.: Out (Knee),
Grayson Allen: Day To Day (Hip)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Jazz (-7.5)
Total Pick Under (230)
Prediction Jazz 116, Grizzlies 108

The model line and the DraftKings line are within 0.3 points of each other.

In this matchup, the model projects a total (223.8 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 44 25.7 4.5 5.5 1.0 0.3 3.4
Jordan Clarkson 46 17.2 4.0 2.2 0.8 0.2 3.0
Mike Conley 37 16.1 3.5 5.5 1.3 0.1 2.7
Rudy Gobert 46 14.7 13.4 1.2 0.5 3.0 0.0
Bojan Bogdanovic 46 14.5 3.8 1.9 0.5 0.0 2.4

Jazz Player Props

  • Donovan Mitchell’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 36.5, 0.8 higher than his season average of 35.7.
  • Mike Conley’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 24.5, 0.6 less than his season average of 25.1.
  • Mitchell’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 3.5, 0.1 shots greater than his season average of 3.4.
  • Rudy Gobert’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 3.5, 0.5 blocks higher than his season average of 3.0.

Grizzlies Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ja Morant 36 19.1 3.4 7.5 0.9 0.2 0.8
Dillon Brooks 41 16.1 2.9 2.5 1.3 0.4 1.8
Jonas Valanciunas 39 16.1 12.6 1.7 0.6 0.7 0.3
Kyle Anderson 42 12.4 5.6 3.4 1.2 0.7 1.3
Brandon Clarke 39 11.6 5.6 1.7 1.1 0.8 0.5

Grizzlies Player Props

  • Ja Morant’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 29.5, 0.4 less than his season average of 29.9.
  • Valanciunas’ PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 32.5, 2.1 higher than his season average of 30.4.
  • Grayson Allen’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.5 shots greater than his season average of 2.0.
  • Dillon Brooks’ steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.2 steals higher than his season average of 1.3.

Shooting Trends

  • The Jazz make 46.8% of their shots from the field this season, which is the same percentage the Grizzlies have allowed to their opponents.
  • Utah is 18-3 against the spread and 20-1 overall when it shoots higher than 46.8% from the field.
  • Memphis has a 19-4-1 record against the spread and a 16-8 record overall when allowing its opponents to hit more than 46.8% of their shots from the field.
  • The Grizzlies are shooting 46.2% from the field, 1.5% higher than the 44.7% the Jazz’s opponents have shot this season.
  • Memphis has compiled a 20-6 record against the spread and an 18-8 straight up record in games it shoots over 44.7% from the field.
  • Utah is 27-3-1 against the spread and 30-1 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot greater than 46.2% from the field.
  • The Jazz’s 39.8% three-point shooting percentage this season is 2.8 percentage points higher than opponents of the Grizzlies have shot from beyond the arc (37%).
  • Utah is 23-5-1 against the spread and 25-4 overall when it shoots better than 37% from distance.
  • Memphis is 18-5-1 against the spread and 15-9 overall when its opponents shoot higher than 39.8% from deep.
  • The Grizzlies are knocking down 34.8% of their shots from three-point range, which is -0.1 percentage points fewer than the 34.7% the Jazz’s opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Memphis has a 16-5 ATS record and is 13-8 straight-up when the team hits more than 34.7% of its three-point attempts.
  • Utah has a 21-3-1 ATS record and a 23-2 straight-up record this season when it makes more than 34.8% of its three-point attempts.
  • The Jazz’s 17 made three-pointers per game this season is 6.5 more made shots on average than the 10.5 per game the Grizzlies give up.
  • When Utah makes more threes than its opponents, it is 29-8-1 against the spread and 31-7 overall. When Memphis is out-shot from deep by its opponents, it is 12-15 ATS and 11-16 straight up.
  • The Grizzlies make the 29th-most three-pointers in the league, while the Jazz allow the fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Jazz vs Grizzlies Stat Rankings

Jazz Rank Jazz AVG Grizzlies AVG Grizzlies Rank
3rd 117 Points Scored 111.7 19th
4th 107.5 Points Allowed 111.4 16th
1st 48.3 Rebounds 46 7th
3rd 11.1 Off. Rebounds 11.2 2nd
1st 17 3pt Made 10.5 29th
21st 23.8 Assists 26.7 6th
18th 13.7 Turnovers 13 11th

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