Cleveland Cavaliers vs Memphis Grizzlies
Stadium: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (Cleveland)
Memphis has a tough road back-to-back, as team team will play in Cleveland after their home game against Portland. Given the Bears' tough schedule, the local Cavaliers have an excellent chance to break their streak of four straight losses to the Grizzlies.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
The team is still in the playoff zone in the East, but lately, they've been very unstable. So the Cavaliers are by no means guaranteed a top-6 position in the regular season. Cleveland is fifth in the conference, with four wins ahead of the seventh team, which is New York.
In their last game, they lost on their home court to the best defense of the season, the Miami Heat (97:100). Cleveland can't win twice in a row since January 5 and has eight losses in its last 14 games on the road.
The Grizzlies have also performed exceptionally poorly in recent games. But if we can talk about a systemic problem with Cleveland, the reason for Memphis' losses is an exclusively tricky calendar. After just returning from a very tough road trip in which the squad lost to five powerful teams in the West, the Grizzlies beat Indiana 112:100 at home and are now in a back-and-forth situation with their return trip.
The meeting in Cleveland comes a day after losing a home game to Portland (112:1222). After playing the Cavaliers, Memphis will finally play three straight games home. That's where the Bears will need to pick up the win. All told, the team already has 32 wins in 51 games.
Expert Betting Tips
Memphis will play Cleveland in a back-to-back format and likely won't be able to rely on one of their primary scorers - Desmond Bain - and will also have to do without Stephen Adams, their primary center and defensive player. The Cavaliers will beat the Grizzlies for the first time since January 2021. While Cleveland hasn't won twice in a row in a month, it's also extremely rare to lose twice in a row.