Prediction – Jazz 97, Grizzlies 88
Honestly, after going through each of these keys, I’m feeling quite nervous about Utah’s chances. Their turnover issues have been severe, and their offense continues to go through poor streaks. Both of those problems are far from encouraging against a team like Memphis.
However, I do think the Jazz have improved since the last time they played the Grizzlies, and that they’ll be much better prepared this time around. The previous matchup was an ugly slug-fest, and it’s unlikely that Utah struggles to find their shot in such a fashion yet again.
Therefore, while it will almost certainly be a struggle, I expect the Jazz to bounce back and this time come out on top over the Grizzlies, albeit in yet another low-scoring affair.
The Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies tip-off on Friday at 7:00 PM inside the friendly confines of Vivint Smart Home Arena.