On the night of January 19, there will be a lot of basketball in the NBA regular season, our experts have prepared an exclusive prediction for the game Memphis Grizzlies – Cleveland Cavaliers.
Memphis has a phenomenal streak
The Grizzlies are looking very strong in the regular season for the second season in a row, the club is second in the East, only a win behind Denver, with a game in hand. Memphis is on the move now, the ten-fight win streak speaks for itself. In the last meeting, the team defeated the sinking Phoenix on its court with the score 136:106. A big role in the team is played by Ja Morant, who can be safely called a superstar, he will most likely miss this meeting due to illness, apart from him there are two more personnel losses.
Cleveland goes high in the East
This season has also been going well for Cleveland, with the club firmly entrenched in the top six of the conference with a fifth-place finish. In the last meeting, the Cavaliers defeated New Orleans with a score of 113:103, the last quarter was crucial, winning by 13 points. The Garland-Allen team showed up well, each of them scored a double-double, and the basketball players scored 54 points from two. Cleveland also has three personnel losses ahead of this game, including one of the leaders, Donovan Mitchell, who risks missing the game.
This season, the rivals’ paths have not yet crossed, but in the past Memphis won both meetings – 132:121 at home and 110:106 on someone else’s court.
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On paper, Memphis is considered the favorite, after all, the team is in great shape and plays on its home floor. The lack of leaders may affect the course of the game, but the confrontation will certainly be interesting. Cleveland is not the type of opponent to be beaten easily, so we believe the Cavaliers can be bet on with a +8.5 handicap.
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