Memphis At Chicago Lines, Free Pick & TV Info
Each team in the NBA is now down to roughly their last 15 games or so of the regular season, which means that time is running out for those who need to make a move to solidify a playoff spot. Every single game is important at this stage of the season, as there simply isn’t enough time left to get back into the race after losing a couple of games in a row. While the Memphis Grizzlies are down in the 7th spot in the West, they still look like a solid bet to be playing in the postseason, as they have a pretty comfortable 7-game lead over the closes team below the playoff line. The same cannot be said for their opponents on Wednesday night, the Chicago Bulls. Things don’t look quite as rosy in the Windy City, as the Bulls are currently on the outside looking in. If there is a silver lining for Chicago, it’s that the race is tight in the East, and a couple of wins could very easily lift them back into the playoff picture. This is a huge game for the Bulls if they want to make that move. Find the updated NBA point spreads here.
Here’s A Closer Look At The Grizzlies At Bulls Lines, Free Pick & TV Info
When: Wednesday, March 15 at 8 PM EST
Where: United Center, Chicago
TV: NBA TV (Millicom)/DirecTV (NBA TV)
Radio: WMFS and WLS
Live Stream: Watch NBA
NBA Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Memphis Grizzlies
The Memphis Grizzlies (37-30) may be comfortable for now, but that might change if they continue their current path. They have gone just 3-7 in their last 10 games, although they did just snap a 5-game losing skid with a win over the Milwaukee Bucks in their last outing. The Grizzlies have not been a particularly great road team this season, but there are a lot of teams in this league that would be delighted to have their 17-16 road record. Where things look a lot better for Memphis is their record versus teams sitting below .500, where they are currently a healthy 23-14. They lost to Chicago earlier this season, but that was a close one, as it always seems to be when these two meet.
Why bet on the Chicago Bulls
The Chicago Bulls (32-35) are just a half game out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but they just haven’t been doing enough to close the gap and get into postseason contention. The Bulls won their last game, but are just 4-6 in their last 10, which is not the kind of record you need to be putting together coming down the stretch. On the bright side of things, Chicago are 19-14 in their own building this season, but overall they are 2 games below .500 when going against teams with a winning record. They need to get over that hump to get into the playoff picture once more.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
While it was the Bulls who came away with the win in their earlier meeting this season, it’s worth noting that these two teams have split the season series in each of the 3 seasons prior to this one. That puts the odds in the favor of the Grizzlies here.
Memphis Grizzlies 103 Chicago Bulls 101