Free NBA Picks Today: Milwaukee Bucks vs Memphis Grizzlies 4/7/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Milwaukee Bucks vs Memphis Grizzlies 4/7/23
Fri 7th April 2023

It figures to be a low-scoring affair when the Milwaukee Bucks (58-22, 32-8 Home) welcome the Memphis Grizzlies (50-30, 15-24 Away) on Friday.

Memphis was defeated by the New Orleans Pelicans 138-131 in overtime at Smoothie King Center on Wednesday. With 40 points, nine rebounds, and four blocks, Jaren Jackson Jr. had a standout performance in the losing effort.

The Grizzlies are second in the Western Conference, two games behind the Denver Nuggets. Milwaukee won their third in a row on Wednesday at Fiserv Forum, beating the Chicago Bulls 105-92. Bobby Portis had 27 points and 13 rebounds, leading the team.

The Bucks are first in the Eastern Conference, three games ahead of the Boston Celtics. The teams are meeting for the last time this season. Memphis will be seeking a season sweep against Milwaukee after earning the win in the only previous game 142-101 at FedExForum in December 2022.

Ja Morant led the Grizzlies with a triple double, posting 25 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 19 points and five assists in the loss. The Grizzlies have been led this season by Morant, who is averaging 26.4 points per game, 10th-highest in the NBA.

Morant also has dished 8.1 assists per game, seventh-most in the league. Meanwhile, Jackson Jr. is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. Antetokounmpo’s 31.1 points per game have powered the Bucks on offense.

He ranks as the fifth-highest scorer in the NBA. Antetokounmpo also has posted 11.8 rebounds per game, second-most in the league. Jrue Holiday has doled out 7.4 assists per game. The Grizzlies and the Bucks are two of the stingiest defenses in the league, ranking second and third in defensive efficiency, respectively.

The Grizzlies are 2-1 in three trips to Fiserv Forum. In the last 10 games, Memphis is 7-3 with an average margin of +4.2 (122.6-118.4).

Milwaukee has an 8-2 record over the last 10, scoring 123.4 points per game on average while holding opponents to 116.7 (+6.7 margin). The Bucks are averaging 117.1 ppg for the full season while allowing 112.9.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Dillon Brooks: 28.0 | 20.3 | +7.7
Points per game:
Jaren Jackson Jr.: 24.3 | 18.3 | +5.9
Tyus Jones: 7.0 | 10.3 | -3.3
Rebounds per game:
Xavier Tillman: 7.3 | 5.0 | +2.3
Assists per game:
Tyus Jones: 6.8 | 5.2 | +1.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Grayson Allen: 6.7 | 16.0 | -9.3
Points per game:
Jrue Holiday: 24.2 | 19.3 | +4.9
Khris Middleton: 10.7 | 15.1 | -4.4
Assists per game:
Giannis Antetokounmpo: 7.5 | 5.7 | +1.8

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Memphis Grizzlies -7.5 (-115)

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