In a game that someone has to win – the Memphis Grizzlies are on the road at the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. These two teams are battling down the stretch for the worst record in all of the NBA. The Grizzlies have dropped 14 straight games, and are 5-25 on the road this season. The Grizzlies are the worst scoring offense in all of the league, as they are putting in less than 99 points per game.
The Chicago Bulls on the other side have won 14 out of 32 games at home this season. The Bulls are 21-42 overall, and 12th in the Eastern Conference. Chicago is only 1.5 games ahead of three teams for the worst record in the Eastern Conference. The Chicago Bulls are -5 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.
Bulls Looking to Bounce Back
The Chicago Bulls have dropped 6 out of their last 7 games, with their most recent coming at home to Boston. In that game, the Bulls scored just 89 points.. On the season, Chicago is scoring 103.1 points per game, which is 23rd in the league. Fred Hoiberg has his team 24th in team defense, as they are allowing opponents to score just shy of 110 points per game.
The top scorer on the Chicago Bulls has been Zach Lavine. The former Timberwolves guard is scoring 16,9 points per game. Lauri Markkanen is second on the team with 14.8 per game. Chicago will finish under .500 after finishing last season at 41-41. The Bulls last two wins have come over non playoff teams in Dallas and Orlando.
Grizzlies Can’t Find a Win
The last time the Memphis Grizzlies won was back in late January over the Phoenix Suns. Since that time, the Grizzlies have lost 14 straight games, with just 6 of them coming by double digits. The Grizzlies have fallen below the Mavericks for the bottom of the Southwest Division. The Grizzlies have been banged up all season, but the leading scorer is Marc Gasol. The big man has played 60 games, and is scoring 18 points per game.
The Grizzlies have been without Mike Conley for all bug 12 games this season, and Tyreke Evans has missed a great deal of action as well. Memphis will not reach their win total of a season ago, where they finished with 43 wins. The Grizzlies are 27th in all of the league in rebounding with 40.7 per game.
Bulls Smack Memphis
The Chicago Bulls are not very good, but they are better than the Memphis Grizzlies. The Bulls have not quite shown as much of a tank as some other teams in the NBA so far. The problem with the Bulls – their roster is just not real good. But, the Grizzlies are even worse. In the bet for this NBA game on Wednesday – take the Chicago Bulls -5 over the Memphis Grizzlies. Bet on the Chicago Bulls -5 over the Memphis Grizzlies in NBA action on Wednesday.