2020 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
May 31, 2021
Utah at Memphis
Monday 05/31 09:30 PM Eastern
1.5 units on Utah -5 (-115) (risk 1.5 to return 2.8) RESULT: win
1 unit on 1st ½ Total UNDER 111.5 -102 (risk 1 to return 1.98) RESULT: loss
Utah has taken command of the series up 2-1 anchored by great defense, third during the regular season in points allowed, second in field goal shooting 'D' and at defending beyond the arc. Utah comes off a 121-111 win and is 26-12 ATS following a spread cover, plus 25-13 ATS as chalk of 3.5 to 9.5 points. They will bring that great defense with them for this key game, especially in the first half, and the Jazz is on a 45-29 run UNDER the First Half Total. Memphis ranked #16 in points allowed, while the offense is #20 in three-point shooting. The Grizzlies are 9-23 ATS when playing four or fewer games in 10 days. With the UNDER 31-10 when these teams clash at this venue, the wagering value is to back Utah with the points for the game with the First Half going UNDER. Play Utah + First Half UNDER the total.