[8:30 PM] Grizzlies @ Bucks

Who will WIN this matchup?

Memphis Grizzlies (4-4)

@ Milwaukee Bucks (4-4)


Current odds:

Memphis Grizzlies: (+130)

Milwaukee Bucks: (-144)


ESPN simulations have Milwaukee as 50.4% favorites to win the game.

72% of sports bets are currently on Milwaukee to win as (-144) favorites.

The line for this game is Bucks by 3 points.

Memphis nearly had a three-game losing streak after squandering a seven-point lead in 41 seconds down the stretch on Tuesday, but Vince Carter found Gasol with an inbounds pass with 0.7 seconds left and the veteran center knocked down the shot for a 108-107 victory.

The Bucks handed the New Orleans Pelicans their first win with a 112-106 home loss on Thursday and dropped two in a row to previously winless teams following a 4-2 start. Milwaukee is about to hit a tough part of the schedule with games against Memphis, Atlanta, Miami, Golden State, Toronto and Cleveland before the end of the month.

Memphis spent a lot of money on the likes of Gasol, Mike Conley and Chandler Parsons, but 39-year-old Carter is proving to be just as important a piece in Fizdale’s rotation. Carter became the oldest player to score 20 points in a game since Michael Jordan (40) in 2003 when he went 8-of-13 from the field on Tuesday while adding five assists, three rebounds and two blocks in 31 minutes off the bench.

Milwaukee forward Jabari Parker was a bright spot in an otherwise down night on Thursday, scoring a season-high 33 points on 13-of-26 shooting to go with nine rebounds. The 21-year-old is averaging 22.3 points on 51.7 percent shooting in the last five games after a tough start.

The teams split two meetings last season, with Milwaukee earning a 96-86 win on its home floor on Mar. 17.


StreakSmarts Pick: Memphis Grizzlies

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick