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Grizzlies vs Jazz Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Oct. 31 (Jazz Can't Keep Up in Fast-Paced Shootout)

Larry Rupp
Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Michael Wyke
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Grizzlies vs Jazz Game Info

2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
Memphis Grizzlies (4-2, 2-2 Away) vs. Utah Jazz (5-2, 3-0 Home)
Date: Monday, Oct. 31, 2022
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Vivint Arena — Salt Lake City, UT

The 2022-23 NBA season keeps rolling on Monday night with a thrilling matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz. These teams met on Saturday night when an 8-0 run late in the fourth quarter gave Utah the lead for good. It was a heartbreaking 124-123 loss for the Grizzlies.

It's worth noting Memphis was without star Ja Morant as he tended to an illness. His status for Monday night is labeled as questionable. Desmond Bane (32 points) and Dillon Brooks (30 points) stepped up in his absence. On Utah's side, six players scored in double digits in a balanced effort.

Grizzlies vs Jazz Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MEM: (-158) | UTAH: (+134)
Spread: MEM: -3.5 (-110) | UTAH: +3.5 (-110)
Total: 231.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Grizzlies enter this contest as notable road favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 232, which is among the highest of Monday's projected totals.

Grizzlies vs Jazz Prediction & Pick

With or without Morant, this Grizzlies squad still has enough talent to get out of Utah with an early season series split. After all, Memphis was 20-5 straight up without Morant last year. Bane is shooting a career-high 44.1% from three-point range and Tyus Jones is putting up 13.5 points per game.

The Jazz have been one of the biggest surprises of the season, but they still have some glaring issues. They rank 20th in offensive efficiency and are shooting 45.8% from the floor (No. 20 in NBA). Utah won't be able to keep up with a Memphis team that ranks among the top 10 in those categories.

I expect the Grizzlies to bounce back with a win here, especially if Morant is able to give it a go.

Final Score Prediction: Grizzlies: 120 | Jazz: 113

Grizzlies vs Jazz Betting Trends

- Memphis is 2-5 straight up in its last seven away games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Memphis' last five games.
- Utah is 4-8 against the spread (ATS) in its last 12 games.
- The total has hit the over in each of Utah's last nine games against Memphis.

Grizzlies vs Jazz Best Bet

When these two teams meet, offense reigns supreme. The over has hit in each of the last nine head-to-head meetings between Memphis and Utah. It has also hit in each of the Jazz's last 11 home games against the Grizzlies. Neither defense can get consistent stops around the rim or perimeter.

Memphis has posted the fourth-worst defensive efficiency mark in the NBA, but is also averaging a league-best 120.3 points per game. That leads to a lot of fast-paced shootouts. With Utah playing at the second-fastest pace this season, there will be more the enough possession for this over to hit.

Bet: Over 231.5 Points (-110)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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