The Milwaukee Bucks will look to continue their winning ways tonight when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEX Forum in Tennessee. This evening’s game has a scheduled start time of 9:30pm ET; it will be broadcast live on ESPN. Despite the Bucks recent play, NBA Wednesday Milwaukee Bucks vs Memphis Grizzlies odds are firmly in the Grizzlies corner, favoring Lionel Hollins’ squad at -9 against the spread. The Over/Under in tonight’s battle between the Bucks and Grizzlies is set at 186.5 points.
Milwaukee opened the month of December on a 1-5 run, but it has played much better basketball since the calendar change. The Bucks are 6-3 in their last nine games and 5-1 in their last six, scoring wins over Charlotte, Brooklyn, Sacramento, Cleveland, and Indiana to improve to 13-10 overall and move to within a half game of the Central Division lead.
Despite Milwaukee’s recent uptick, it is getting no love in tonight’s contest, as evidenced by the near double digit line. The Bucks may want to cry foul, but their last five wins came against teams that are a combined 45-78 on the season. Memphis, at 16-6, does not fit that profile.
The Grizzlies, who presently lead the Southwest Division, are also one of the league’s best home teams, posting a 10-2 record at the FedEX Forum where they have defeated their opposition by an average of 10.2 points per game. Chicago served as Memphis latest victim as the Grizzlies wiped out the visiting Bulls 80-71 on Monday night.
The other problem for Milwaukee, which is 2-5 in seven games against Western Conference opposition this season: it has not scored a win against the Grizzlies since March of 2010. The Bucks are 0-4 in their last four meetings with Memphis, losing by an average of 9.5 points per game.
Free Pick: Take the Grizzlies -9.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Odds:
Milwaukee Bucks +9 (-110), Over 186.5 (-110), +400 (Moneyline)
Memphis Grizzlies -9 (-110), Under 186.5 (-110), -500 (Moneyline)
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