Memphis Grizzlies vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Odds and Predictions: Bucks vs Grizzlies March 4
Memphis Grizzlies is set to face the challenge of Milwaukee Bucks tonight at the FedExForum. The Grizzlies would be looking to shrug off the rustiness and inconsistency that had affected their progress in this season.
On the other hand, the giant Bucks have little to worry about after notching up important wins in the recent past but are aware of their poor performance against Nuggets last night.
Even though the Bucks are given a clear edge, Grizzlies are known to play to play out of their skins while facing a big opponent.
Milwaukee Bucks with 55% chances of winning this game starts as favorites. Here are the Memphis Grizzlies vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Odds and Predictions Summary.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Memphis Grizzlies have had a mixed bag so far with some dominating victories and unexpected losses. They had to wait until the 3rd game to grab their first win against Nets. From then on, it was a roller coaster ride filled with inconsistencies.
In the last five outings, they have managed to recover from a roadblock after losing 4 games out of 5 in February. From then on, they achieved victories against Wizards, Rockets and Clippers with defeats coming against Clippers and Mavericks.
They are currently holding on to 10th place with 16 victories and 15 losses in the Western conference.
On the other hand, Milwaukee Bucks who have managed to remain in the top 3, have further struggled to climb to the top of the table. Regardless of their recent inconsistencies they are still strong contenders in this season.
They looked in imperious form initially as they clinged on to the top spot in the Eastern Conference in January. But inconsistencies from then on pulled them down to 3rd spot in the table. In the last five games, they have managed to fend off teams on four occasions with their only defeat coming against Nuggets.
They are sitting pretty in 3rd spot with 21 wins and 14 losses so far.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (47 games): Grizzlies – 23 wins, Clippers – 24 wins.
Playoffs played: 0 games.
Previous meeting: Grizzlies won 119-106 on 13th August 2020 in a regular season fixture.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
Dillon Brooks is the small forward in the side with an average of 15.6 points in every outing. He was one of the key contributors in the last game as he accumulated 20 points along with 3 rebounds in just 31 minutes.
Ja Morant is an important shooting guard with a field goal success of 45.5% and a 3-pointer conversion of 23.4% so far. He was the prime contributor for the side against Wizards with 35 points and 10 assists.
Jonas Valanciunas who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 15.7 points and 11.3 rebounds per game in his career. Brandon Clarke is another important forward who averages close to 12.5 points in every outing.
Jrue Holiday who was back in the mix played for 18 minutes and gave 4 points against Nuggets. But the weight was carried completely by Giannis Antetokounmpo who amassed 27 points and 8 rebounds in his last outing. He has also led the charts with an efficiency rating of 29.22.
Khris Middleton who pitched in with 20 points and 6 assists against Nuggets has a 3-point conversion of 43.6%.
Donte Divincenzo who will be the shooting guard has averaged 10.3 points in every outing and has to step up in the coming games for the side to succeed. Brook Lopez has 5.1 rebounds per game besides an efficiency rating of 13.24.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Odds and Predictions : Predicted Winner
The Memphis Grizzlies have a long ocean to cross to stay alive in the tournament whereas the Bucks are currently smoothly sailing, making them one of the hot contenders. The FiveThirtyEight platform has given a decent chance of 55% to the visitors with their rivals requiring a special effort to register a famous victory.
The BettingExpert has given odds of 1.44 to Bucks whereas the Grizzlies have odds of 3.10 stacked against them.
On the other hand, the outright predictions from Oddschecker and SMarkets have suggested a big chance as the 4th favorites whereas the Memphis Grizzlies are staring at yet another disappointing end to their season.