Grizzlies Vs Bulls: NBA Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – April 16, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 16, 2021

Zach LaVine leads the Chicago Bulls (22-32) into a matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies (27-26) after putting up 30 points in a 115-106 loss to the Magic. The Bulls are 4-point underdogs in the matchup on Friday, April 16, 2021, which starts at 8:00 PM ET on BSSE. The over/under is 226.5 for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of April 16, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Grizzlies vs Bulls Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 16

Grizzlies:
Justise Winslow: Out (Thigh),
Jaren Jackson Jr.: Out (Knee),
De’Anthony Melton: Out (Leg),
Brandon Clarke: Day To Day (Hip)

Bulls:
Zach LaVine: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Tomas Satoransky: Day To Day (Back)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Bulls (+4)
Total Pick Under (226.5)
Prediction Grizzlies 113, Bulls 112

The spread for this matchup suggested by the model (0.7 points) is significantly less than the 4-point edge DraftKings gives to the Grizzlies, though the data still has them as the favorite. Put your money on the Bulls to cover.

In this game, the model projects a total (225.1 points) a little lower than the DraftKings over/under (226.5 points).

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Grizzlies Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ja Morant 45 18.9 3.5 7.4 0.9 0.2 0.9
Jonas Valanciunas 48 17.0 12.8 1.8 0.5 0.8 0.3
Dillon Brooks 50 16.4 2.9 2.4 1.2 0.4 1.9
Kyle Anderson 51 12.4 5.8 3.5 1.3 0.8 1.4
Brandon Clarke 45 11.2 5.6 1.7 1.0 0.8 0.4

Grizzlies Player Props

  • Ja Morant’s assists prop over/under for the contest is posted at 7.5 assists, 0.1 assists greater than his season average of 7.4.
  • Jonas Valanciunas’ PRA prop total for the game is set at 33.5, 1.9 higher than his season average of 31.6.
  • Grayson Allen’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 3.5, 1.2 shots greater than his season average of 2.3.
  • Brandon Clarke’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 0.5, 0.3 blocks lower than his season average of 0.8.

Bulls Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Zach LaVine 53 27.5 5.1 5.1 0.8 0.5 3.4
Nikola Vucevic 55 24.1 11.4 3.7 1.0 0.7 2.6
Lauri Markkanen 34 15.0 5.5 0.9 0.4 0.4 2.4
Coby White 51 14.2 4.2 4.4 0.5 0.2 2.1
Thaddeus Young 50 12.2 6.3 4.2 1.2 0.6 0.1

Bulls Player Props

  • LaVine’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 23.5, 4.0 points less than his season average of 27.5.
  • Nikola Vucevic’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 39.5, 0.3 higher than his season average of 39.2.
  • LaVine’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.9 shots less than his season average of 3.4.
  • Daniel Theis’ blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.5 blocks higher than his season average of 1.0.

Shooting Trends

  • The Grizzlies are shooting 46.7% from the field this season, 0.9 percentage points lower than the 47.6% the Bulls allow to opponents.
  • In games Memphis shoots higher than 47.6% from the field, it is 17-5 against the spread and 17-5 overall.
  • Chicago has a 16-6 record against the spread and a 16-7 record overall when allowing its opponents to knock down more than 46.7% of their shots from the field.
  • The Bulls’ 47.9% shooting percentage from the field this season is 1.2 percentage points higher than the Grizzlies have given up to their opponents (46.7%).
  • This season, Chicago has a 21-11 record against the spread and a 16-17 record overall in games the team collectively shoots above 46.7% from the field.
  • This season, Memphis has a 26-6-1 record against the spread and a 22-11 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot greater than 47.9% from the field.
  • The Grizzlies’ 35.8% three-point shooting percentage this season is only 0.6 percentage points higher than opponents of the Bulls have shot from deep (35.2%).
  • Memphis has assembled a 20-6 record against the spread and a 16-10 straight-up record in games this season when the team knocks down more than 35.2% of its three-point shots.
  • Chicago is 16-11 against the spread and 17-11 overall when its opponents shoot better than 35.8% from deep.
  • The Bulls shoot 36.9% from beyond the arc this season. That’s just 0.6 percentage points higher than the Grizzlies have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (36.3%).
  • Chicago has a 19-11 ATS record and is 15-15 straight-up when the team hits more than 36.3% of its three-point attempts.
  • Memphis has a 24-6-1 ATS record and a 19-12 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 36.9% from three-point range.
  • The Grizzlies’ 10.9 made three-pointers per game this season is 1.5 fewer made shots on average than the 12.4 per game the Bulls give up.
  • When Chicago makes more threes than its opponents, it is 16-13 against the spread and 15-14 overall. When Memphis is out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it is 13-16 ATS and 11-18 straight up.
  • The Bulls rank 19th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Grizzlies allow the 17th-fewest made threes in the league.

Grizzlies vs Bulls Stat Rankings

Grizzlies Rank Grizzlies AVG Bulls AVG Bulls Rank
15th 112.9 Points Scored 112.2 17th
16th 111.6 Points Allowed 113.6 21st
6th 46.4 Rebounds 44.7 13th
2nd 11.3 Off. Rebounds 9.5 19th
26th 10.9 3pt Made 12.4 19th
4th 26.9 Assists 26.5 8th
11th 12.8 Turnovers 14.9 29th

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