The UTAH and the MEMPHIS will both be gunning for a victory on 11/12/2018 at 8:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
UTAH JAZZ vs MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
When: 8:00 PM ET, Monday, November 12, 2018
Where: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
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TV: 8:05 PM
PREDICTION: MEMPHIS , UTAH
Oddsmakers currently have the MEMPHIS listed as 3 point favorites versus the UTAH, while the game’s total is sitting at 205.5.
Despite some shooting woes, Mike Conley’s ability to return from an injury-plagued 2017-18 season has made the Memphis Grizzlies a factor once again in the Western Conference. The Utah Jazz know all about that fact and will try for a third time to defeat Conley and the Grizzlies when the teams meet in Memphis on Monday.
Conley averaged 25.5 points and six rebounds in a pair of wins over the Jazz earlier this season — shooting 34.2 percent — and registered a season-high 32 in Saturday’s 112-106 overtime win against Philadelphia. “I’m not going to lie,” Conley told reporters after finding a rhythm and making 12-of-24 shots against the 76ers. “These whole last couple of weeks have been like just barely missing, barely not making shots, and missing shots I would normally make and feeling good while doing it.” The Jazz were on the mark while shooting a season-high 55.8 percent in Friday’s 123-115 win over the Boston Celtics at home. Joe Ingles matched a career high with 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting.
TV: 8 p.m. ET, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (Utah), FS Southeast (Memphis)
ABOUT THE JAZZ (6-6): Ingles was 6-for-27 from the floor over his previous three games before finding the stroke against the Celtics while chipping in a season-high seven assists. Donovan Mitchell added 21 points and Jae Crowder had 20 for Utah, which won two in a row following a four-game losing streak. “We all have picked it up, picked up our energy defensively, picked our focus up,” Mitchell told reporters. “We’ve been having great practices, but we just didn’t put it into the games. I think over the past couple of games, we’ve done that.”
ABOUT THE GRIZZLIES (7-4): Although some shots haven’t fallen from time to time, Conley’s presence has a massive impact on the rest of the team, something that was missing for all but 12 games last season. “He’s been working his tail off,” coach J.B. Bickerstaff told the media. “He understands how vital he is to us, the load that he has to bear. He’s been getting in extra work.” The same is true for veteran center Marc Gasol, who recorded his second straight double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds against the Sixers.
1. Gasol averages 17.8 points on 47.8 percent shooting at home, compared to 12.2 on 33.3 percent on the road.
2. Jazz C Rudy Gobert averaged 14 rebounds and was 7-for-11 from the floor in the two earlier losses to Memphis.
3. Grizzlies F Kyle Anderson had a career-high 14 rebounds in Saturday’s win.
PREDICTION: Grizzlies 107, Jazz 104