Bucks vs. Grizzlies Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 7 (Desmond Bane Helps Memphis Secure Victory)
By Larry Rupp
Bucks vs. Grizzlies Game Info
- Date: Friday, April 7, 2023
- Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
- Venue: Fiserv Forum -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Coverage: NBA TV, BSWI, and BSSE
The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Friday with 11 more games, including a battle between the Memphis Grizzlies and Milwaukee Bucks. The Grizzlies rank second in the Western Conference with a 50-30 record, while the Bucks check in first in the Eastern Conference with a stellar 58-22 record.
Memphis enters as a victor in nine of its last 12 games, but fell short in a 138-131 overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Milwaukee has now won five of its last six games thanks to a 105-92 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. Which team will win tonight?
Bucks vs. Grizzlies Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: MIL: (+265) | MEM: (-330)
- Spread: MIL: +8 (-108) | MEM: -8 (-112)
- Total: 229.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Grizzlies enter this contest as clear road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 229.5 points, which is above average compared to Friday's projected totals.
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Bucks vs. Grizzlies Betting Trends
- Milwaukee is 16-3 straight up in its last 19 home games.
- The total has hit the over in nine of Milwaukee's last 13 games against Memphis.
- Memphis is 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Memphis' last five away games.
Bucks vs. Grizzlies Prediction & Pick
It's important to take note of which teams have something left to fight for over the final weekend of the regular season. The Bucks are locked into the No. 1 seed and will likely rest stars like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday in order to stay healthy for the playoffs. However, that won't happen for the Grizzlies.
Memphis still needs to match the Sacramento Kings' result one more time in order to clinch the No. 2 seed in the West. The Grizzlies play before the Kings do tonight, meaning they should be pushing for a win. After all, they held a 17-point halftime lead over the Pelicans on Wednesday before falling apart.
Memphis has also won four of its last six games against Milwaukee, so back the road team here.
Final Score Prediction: Bucks: 107 | Grizzlies: 123
Bucks vs. Grizzlies Best Bet
The Grizzlies are going to do whatever they can to get out to a massive lead in this one so their stars do not have to go all out in the second half. Someone is going to have to step up on the scoring end for that to happen, though, and I like that someone to be third-year sharpshooter Desmond Bane.
Bane is averaging a reliable 24.8 points over his last eight games and has cashed this prop bet six times during that span. Milwaukee will be far from full strength tonight and allows 12.7 made threes per home game (No. 24 in NBA). Trust Bane to do what he does best and rack up long-range makes.
Bet: Desmond Bane Over 21.5 Points (-115)
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