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Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies Predictions & Tips - Back-To-Back Wins For Jazz

  • Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies predictions for Saturday
  • Jazz-Grizzlies to tip-off at 02:30 BST (Sunday) at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jazz tied the series by winning Game 2
  • Utah tipped to take series lead with Game 3 win
  • Preview, predictions, stats & team news
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Leigh Copson 28 May 2021
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Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies Predictions & Tips


Utah can take the lead in this series for the first time with a win in Memphis.

The Jazz looked an entirely different team with Donovan Mitchell back in the line-up for Game 2.

He can play another starring role here to help Utah win part one of this Forum double-header.

  • Utah Jazz are 4-1 vs Memphis Grizzlies this season
  • Utah Jazz won in Memphis back on March 31
  • Donovan Mitchell scored 25 points in 26 minutes in his return
  • Donovan Mitchell averages a team-leading 26.4 points per game
  • Donovan Mitchell is averaging 31.7 points per game vs Memphis this season

Head To Head


  • Utah Jazz lead the all-time series 63-34
  • Utah Jazz lead the season series 4-1

Utah Jazz Form & Team News


Utah were strong at home throughout the regular season but fell to a 112-109 defeat in Game 1.

The return of Donovan Mitchell gave the Jazz the spark they needed for Game 2 though.

The Jazz put up their second best points total of the entire season to see off Memphis.

Mitchell racked up 25 points in 26 minutes as Utah ran out 141-129 winners.

The Jazz have their backcourt back from injury, and now only bench players appear on the injury report.

Ersan Ilyasova and Elijah Hughes (both illness) missed Game 2 and are day-to-day for Saturday night.

Memphis Grizzlies Form & Team News


Memphis drew first blood in this series thanks to Dillon Brooks, Ja Morant and Jonas Valanciunas.

Brooks put up 31 points and Morant contributed 26, while Valanciunas notched 12 rebounds, as the Grizzlies won Game 1 112-109.

They were brought back down to Earth in Game 2 as they struggle defensively in a 141-129 defeat.

Memphis may have lost that matchup, but they are still a team in solid form for this game on their own court.

The Grizzlies have won eight of their last 10 games and have won their last five at home.

Memphis have just one player on the injury report at this time.

Sean McDermott is listed as day-to-day as he continues to deal with a foot issue.

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Verdict

The return of Donovan Mitchell could not have come at a much better time for Utah.

He provided the much-needed spark in Game 2 and with the starting five back together the Jazz could follow up with another win here.

Best Bet: Utah -5.5 Spread @-116.28 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: +24.5 & -3.5 Donovan Mitchell Points & Spread @162.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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