The Utah Jazz can’t seem to catch a break lately. Their schedule went from the easiest to the hardest part of the year. With several key players forced out of the rotation by injuries, they struggled to get many wins during either streak.
Hopefully that changes tonight. The Jazz (30-19) may see the return of Donovan Mitchell in tonight’s game with the Memphis Grizzlies. They may need him to come away with that road win. the Grizzlies (33-17) are one of the best teams in the NBA, and directly above the Jazz in the Western Conference standings.
This is a regular season contest with potential playoff implications. Both teams can be expected to bring their A game accordingly.
Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies odds tonight
According to WynnBet, the Grizzlies are the 4-point favorites to win tonight’s contest and the -170-point favorites at the money line. The Jazz are underdogs at +140 points.
The over/under is currently set at 225.5 points.
Utah Jazz starting lineup
With Mitchell listed as questionable, it’s unclear what Quin Snyder’s starting lineup will look like. If he’s healthy, we’ll see a line-up featuring Mike Conley, Mitchell, Bojan Bogdanovic, Royce O’Neale and Hassan Whiteside. Otherwise, look for one of Joe Ingles or Jordan Clarkson to take Mitchell’s place.
Utah Jazz Injury Report
Did we mention Donovan Mitchell is questionable?
Otherwise, Rudy Gobert is still nursing his calf injury and Trent Forrest is listed day to day.
Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction
It’s hard to make a prediction with an unknown variable as important as Mitchell’s availability. If he adapts, the Jazz have a solid chance in this one. The Grizzlies have cooled off an impressive 11-game winning streak, having lost 3 of their last 6.
The Jazz, as you probably know, hasn’t been impressive lately, but it has struggled tremendously with lineup inconsistencies. A healthy Mitchell might be enough to put this team together tonight. If he continues to rest, chances are the team is due for another loss here.
We’ll lean on the side of optimism, but only the bravest players should bet on tonight’s action.
Prediction: Jazz 114, Grizzlies 109
Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies TV Channel
Fans in Memphis can check out this game on Bally Sports Southeast, while those in Utah should tune in to AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.
Utah Jazz schedule and next game
The Jazz are enjoying a Saturday off before heading to Minnesota for a road game with the Timberwolves.
After that, they will face the Denver Nuggets on February 2. They will then head to the Big Apple, taking on the Brooklyn Nets on February 4 and the New York Knicks on February 7.