NBA Odds: Jazz 9.5-Point Favorites Despite Game 1 Loss To Grizzlies

  • The Utah Jazz are -480 favorites over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2 despite having lost Game 1 of the series.
  • The Memphis Grizzlies are 9.5-point underdogs and +340 on the moneyline.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Jazz suffered a three-point loss in Game 1, but remain overwhelming favorites in Game 2 over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Here we’ll break down whether the Jazz are deserving of being favored by nearly 10 points.

Are The Jazz Worth Betting On?

Online sportsbooks, maybe surprisingly, have the Utah Jazz as 9.5-point favorites over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2. Utah lost by just three points in Game 1 despite shooting just 12-for-47 from behind the arc.

Utah is obviously the better team as you don’t get the best record in the NBA for no reason, but the odds are likely in the Jazz’ favor due to the return of Donovan Mitchell to the lineup.

Whether Mitchell’s presence will bring a 13-point turnaround from Game 1 is yet to be seen, but it seems a little steep considering the momentum on Memphis’ side.

Can Memphis Win Straight Up?

The Grizzlies have a very good chance to keep this game competitive, but the return of Mitchell may make the Jazz just a bit too much to overcome. Despite how Game 1 looked, we can’t forget that Utah had the best record in the NBA and shouldn’t be taken too lightly.

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The odds that NBA betting sites have listed seem to carry value on Grizzlies on the spread, but maybe not so much the moneyline.

Noticeable Prop Bets

There are a ton of prop bets for the Memphis Grizzlies vs. Utah Jazz to choose from, and here we’ll highlight a couple with value.

Kyle Anderson Over 3.5 Assists (+125)

Kyle Anderson has hit this number in six of his last nine games which may lead to bettors being surprised by the generous odds available.

Donovan Mitchell Over 4.5 Assists (+125)

Mitchell averaged 5.2 assists this season. The fact that a bettor can get +125 odds on a player of Mitchell’s caliber to just hit his season average is just too good to pass up on. His assist numbers were down in the month of April, but it shouldn’t be too concerning.

How to Watch

Game 2 is set to start at 10 p.m. with coverage on TNT.