Memphis, Tennessee; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Grizzlies -7; over/under is 236.5
BOTTOM LINE: Memphis heads into a matchup against Utah as winners of five games in a row.
The Grizzlies are 11-10 against Western Conference opponents. Memphis is the best team in the Western Conference with 17.9 fast break points led by Desmond Bane averaging 4.1.
The Jazz have gone 16-13 against Western Conference opponents. Utah is third in the league scoring 117.5 points per game while shooting 47.2%.
The teams square off for the third time this season. The Jazz won the last matchup 121-105 on Nov. 1. Lauri Markkanen scored 31 points to help lead the Jazz to the victory.
Markkanen is shooting 53.1% and averaging 24.6 points for the Jazz. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 20.6 points over the last 10 games for Utah.
LAST 10 GAMES: Grizzlies: 6-4, averaging 114.9 points, 50.2 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 8.5 steals and 6.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.5 points per game.
Jazz: 3-7, averaging 118.6 points, 42.4 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 7.1 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.2 points.
INJURIES: Grizzlies: Ja Morant: day to day (thigh), Danny Green: out (knee), Brandon Clarke: out (hip), Steven Adams: day to day (illness).
Jazz: Collin Sexton: out (hamstring).
The Associated Press