Memphis Grizzlies vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: 1/7/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 7, 2021

The Memphis Grizzlies (2-5) host the Cleveland Cavaliers (4-4) after losing four straight home games. The Grizzlies are favored by 4 points in the matchup, which starts at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, January 7, 2021. The over/under in the matchup is set at 211.5.

Betting Information

Grizzlies vs Cavaliers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Grizzlies -4 -110 -110 211.5 -110 -110
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Head to Head

Cleveland holds a 6-4 record in the last 10 head-to-head meetings with Memphis. The Cavaliers have an advantage against the spread as well (2-0) when hitting the court against the Grizzlies.

Grizzlies vs Cavaliers in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/17/2020 Grizzlies Grizzlies -9 230.5 -432 333 Regular Season 113-109 MEM
12/20/2019 Grizzlies Cavaliers -2.5 221.5 -141 119 Regular Season 114-107 CLE
2/23/2019 Cavaliers Regular Season 112-107 CLE
12/26/2018 Grizzlies Regular Season 95-87 MEM
2/23/2018 Grizzlies Regular Season 112-89 CLE
12/2/2017 Cavaliers Regular Season 116-111 CLE
12/14/2016 Grizzlies Regular Season 93-85 MEM
12/13/2016 Cavaliers Regular Season 103-86 CLE
3/7/2016 Cavaliers Regular Season 106-103 MEM
10/28/2015 Grizzlies Regular Season 106-76 CLE

Grizzlies Betting Information

  • Memphis has struggled against the spread, going 3-4 on the year.
  • Memphis and its opponents have covered the over/under in just 2 of 7 games this season (28.6%).
Bet on the Memphis Grizzlies to win the NBA Championship.

Cavaliers Betting Information

  • Cleveland has covered the spread in half of its outings, going 4-4 ATS.
  • In most of Cleveland’s games this year, the teams have not hit the over (2 out of 8 games, 25%).
Bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA Championship.

Over/Under Analysis

  • The Grizzlies and their opponents have scored more than 211.5 points in 842.9% of their games this year (59 of seven opportunities).
  • Cleveland has played in four games this season (out of eight total matchups — 50% of opportunities) where they and their opponents combined to score more than 211.5 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 1.5 fewer points per game (210) than this matchup’s total of 211.5 points.
  • The Grizzlies and the Cavaliers have seen their opponents average a combined 5.6 more points per game than the over/under of 211.5 set in this outing.
  • The average total the Grizzlies have had set in games this year is 7.5 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average point total for the Cavaliers this season is 3.4 points lower than this game’s over/under.
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Grizzlies Leaders

  • Dillon Brooks leads the Grizzlies in scoring, racking up 16.9 points per game.
  • Tyus Jones leads Memphis with 4.7 assists per game and Jonas Valanciunas paces the team with 11.6 rebounds per matchup.
  • The Grizzlies are led by Brooks from long distance. He makes 2.4 shots from deep per game.
  • Memphis’ blocks leader is Brandon Clarke, who averages 0.9 per game. Brooks leads the team averaging 1.9 steals a contest.

Cavaliers Leaders

  • The Cavaliers leader in scoring is Collin Sexton with 25.1 points per game. He also adds 2.1 rebounds per game and 3.5 assists per game.
  • When it comes to Cleveland leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Andre Drummond with 14.3 rebounds per game and Darius Garland with 6.3 assists per game.
  • Garland makes more threes per game than any other member of the Cavaliers, cashing in 2.5 treys per game.
  • Cleveland’s Larry Nance Jr. has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 2.4 per game and Drummond is first in blocks with 1.8 per game.
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