Today's Free Picks for
Posted at 3:00 PM EST odds are subject to change.
Memphis -2 @ Utah
9:10 PM EST. We had modest success with this angle on Friday, that being, a team playing at the same venue for the second game in succession but the price is different because the team lost. Atlanta played in Detroit on Wednesday, were a -8 point favorite and lost by five. On Friday, Atlanta was just a six-point fav and crushed the Pistons. Memphis played in Utah on Saturday and as a -3½-point fav, the Grizz lost by one point. Tonight, the Grizz have dropped to the price you see here, which provides us with a very similar scenario to cash.
Utah’s stock is up after a fast start but they’ll be back down to earth very soon. Memphis was missing Ja Morant in the last game with an illness and Morant is unlikely to go here but that also works to our advantage, as the injury chasers have bet this game down from the opener of -4½ to the current price now. Memphis, with pretty much the same roster, won plenty of games without Ja Mo last year so it’s not like they need to make major adjustments. Utah shot 44% from beyond the arc on Saturday and won by one lousy point. Today, the superior team comes out on top.
Memphis -2 -110 (Risking 2.20 units - To Win: 2.00)