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Memphis Grizzlies Betting and Team Guide

On this page, you will find everything relevant to betting on the Memphis Grizzlies. We’ll start with the latest odds, predictions, and updates for the current NBA season. After that, you can explore the history of the franchise, key stats, trivia, records, and other interesting information.

Memphis Grizzlies Betting in 2019-20

Let’s take a look at the most popular Memphis Grizzlies betting markets for the 2019-20 NBA season.

Latest Memphis Grizzlies Odds for 2019-20

Memphis Grizzlies to Win the 2020 NBA Championship+50000
Memphis Grizzlies to Win the 2020 NBA Western Conference+25000
Memphis Grizzlies to Win the 2020 NBA Southwest Division+25000

Memphis Grizzlies Predictions for 2019-20

  • Current Prediction: 30-34 wins
  • Current Pick: No recommended bet
  • Last Updated: January 3rd

The Grizzlies aren’t going to make any noise during Taylor Jenkins’ first year at the helm, but I believe the pieces are in place to build a sustainable product in future years. The Grizz can count on Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. to score put the ball in the bucket, but their inability to get stops on the other end is what’ll hold them back from threatening for a spot in the playoffs in 2020.

Previous Memphis Grizzlies Predictions

October 9

  • Prediction: Less than 30 wins and no chance of a playoff spot
  • Pick: No recommended bet

Considering the current Grizzlies roster, it’s obvious this team will struggle in the 2019-20 NBA season. With Mike Conley gone, there are no legitimate stars and the main focus of the franchise will be to rebuild for the future. There are no good bets out there right now, as the Grizzlies simply won’t be competitive.

Memphis Grizzlies News and Updates

January 3rd, by Michael Wynn

Rookie sensation Ja Morant receives most of the attention in Memphis, but it’s time to start taking note of the remarkable season that Brandon Clarke is putting together. The 21st pick in the 2019 Draft is shooting over 64% from the field, and he’s not just scoring thanks to bunnies around the rim.

The power forward out of Gonzaga has connected on 45.7% of his three-pointers, and he’s already attempted more threes than he did in three years in Spokane.

Previous News and Updates

October 9, by Jerry Summer

The Memphis Grizzlies had a preseason game against the New Zealand Breakers yesterday and there are two things that deserve to be mentioned. First of all, Kyle Anderson is back after a shoulder injury and should be ready for the regular season. He is a useful player that does a little bit of everything, so that’s good news for the Grizzlies.

The other positive is the performance of Grayson Allen. The young guard was excellent on both ends of the floor, so he could provide a spark from the bench in the 2019-20 season.

July 25, by Jerry Summer

Mike Conley is gone, but the Grizzlies did get Andre Iguodala, Jonas Valanciunas, Grayson Allen, and Dwight Howard. They also have youngsters with potential, like Jaren Jackson and Ja Morant, so the fans won’t be completely bored in 2019-20.

June 19, by Jerry Summer

According to the latest reports, the Memphis Grizzlies will trade Mike Conley this summer. The point guard will join the Utah Jazz, while the Grizzlies will get a future first-round pick, Kyle Korver, and Grayson Allen.

The deal should take place early in July and marks a new era for the franchise after Marc Gasol was traded last season.

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The Memphis Grizzlies in 2019-20

Memphis Grizzlies Roster in 2019-20

A balanced roster is the key to success, so here’s what the Grizzlies have in their ranks.         

  • JA Morant – Guard
  • Tyus Jones – Guard
  • De’Anthony Melton – Guard
  • John Konchar – Guard
  • Yuta Watanabe – Guard
  • Shaq Buchanan – Guard
  • Justin Holiday – Guard
  • Tyler Dorsey – Guard
  • Grayson Allen – Guard
  • Tyler Harvey – Guard
  • Kyle Anderson – Forward
  • Josh Jackson – Forward
  • Dillon Brooks – Forward
  • Solomon Hill – Forward
  • Omari Johnson – Forward
  • Andre Iguodala – Forward
  • Bruno Caboclo – Forward
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. – Forward
  • Jae Crowder – Forward
  • Brandon Clarke – Forward
  • Ivan Rabb – Forward
  • Lyle Hexom – Forward
  • Jonas Valanciunas – Center
  • Miles Plumlee- Center
  • Tyler Zeller- Center
  • Joakim Noah- Center
  • Simi Shittu- Center

Projected Starting Lineup

Here are the players that will likely start most of the Memphis Grizzlies games in the 2019-20 NBA season.

  • Ja Morant Point Guard
  • Josh Jackson Shooting Guard
  • Kyle Anderson Small Forward
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. Power Forward
  • Jonas Valanciunas Center

One of the team’s main goals for the 2019-20 season will be to develop some of their younger players. The likes of Ja Morant, Josh Jackson, and Jaren Jackson will see plenty of minutes as starters. As it stands, it’s hard to expect a lot of consistency from them on either end of the court.

The more experienced Kyle Anderson and Jonas Valanciunas will certainly provide a solid performance, but the Grizzlies’ starting five will most likely be one of the worst in the Western Conference. Most of the guys are too raw, so we’ll probably see a lot of rotations and lots of playing time for the veterans on the bench.

Depth and Bench

The Grizzlies decided to attract a lot of veterans that should help the younger core of the team. Andre Iguodala, Dwight Howard, Jae Crowder, Grayson Allen, and Miles Plumlee will all get significant playtime and have a huge impact on the season.

The numbers and the depth are there, but we don’t think they can make up for the lack of star players in this roster.

Memphis Grizzlies Staff in 2019-20

Let’s look at the key off-the-court staff for the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2019-20 season.

  • Head Coach: Taylor Jenkins
  • Coaching Staff: Chad Forcier (Asst. Coach), Jerry Stackhouse (Asst. Coach), Greg Buckner (Asst. Coach), Vitaly Potapenko (Asst. Coach), Nick Van Exel (Asst. Coach), Adam Mazarei (Asst. Coach), Kevin Burleson (Player Development Coach), JJ Outlaw (Player Development Coach)
  • Ownership: Robert Pera
  • General Manager: Chris Wallace

The new head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies, Taylor Jenkins, has been an assistant for most of his career. In fact, he’s an unknown name to many. But Jenkins is the guy who helped Giannis become the absolute beast he is right now during his time with the Bucks.

Jenkins is exceptional when it comes to developing young players, and that’s exactly what the Grizzlies need right now.

Memphis Grizzlies Schedule in 2019-20

When placing a bet, a lot of people underestimate the impact of a game schedule. Here, we’ll add the complete list of games and analyze key moments for the team.

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Memphis Grizzlies Overview and Key Info

The Memphis Grizzlies first began as the Vancouver Grizzlies. Along with the Toronto Raptors, the Grizzlies played their first season in 1995 as part of the NBA’s Canadian expansion.

After six seasons in Vancouver, and no winning record or playoff appearances, the Vancouver Grizzlies migrated south to Memphis, Tennessee, in 2001. The team has played in 10 post-seasons, including a 2013 Conference Finals series against the San Antonio Spurs. However, the Grizzlies have yet to record any division, conference, or NBA championship titles.

Let’s take a look at some important fact about the Memphis Grizzlies.

Memphis Grizzlies – Key Info
Established
1995
Current Team Location
In Memphis, Tennessee, since 2001
Division
Western Conference – Southwest
Arena
FedExForum
G League Team
Memphis Hustle
Website
www.nba.com/grizzlies
Team Value (Forbes 2018)
$1.025 billion

Memphis Grizzlies History

The Grizzlies were established in 1995 in Vancouver at the same time as the Toronto Raptors as part of the NBA’s efforts toward Canadian expansion.

Canada

As the Vancouver Grizzlies, the team struggled to get their footing and gain some momentum. They played seven seasons north of the border and were unable to record a season higher than .300% let alone a playoffs appearance.

In 2001, the Grizzlies relocated to Memphis and became the first major professional sports team for the city. They played at the unique Memphis Pyramid for three seasons and then moved into the brand new FedExForum in 2004.

Coach of the Year

In 2003-04, the team made their first post-season appearance under coach Hubie Brown who was named Coach of the Year for that season. Two more playoff chances came in 2005 and 2006, but the Grizzlies lost in the first round for three years in a row.

After a relatively brief four-season playoff drought, the Grizzlies were back in 2011 and earned their first first-round win, advancing to the conference semifinals.

Playoff Limitations

In 2012-13, the Grizzlies recorded their best season to date with a second-place, 56-26 regular-season finish and trip to the conference finals to face the Spurs. Lionel Hollins was the head coach, and Marc Gasol was named Defensive Player of the Year.

The Grizzlies had seven consecutive playoff seasons from 2010-11 through 2016-17 but have yet to win a championship, conference title, or even a division title.

Notable Players

While the Grizzlies haven’t officially retired a player number as yet, they’re holding Zach Randolph’s #50 and Tony Allen’s #9 for a future ceremony.

Since 1995, the team has had one Hall of Famer on their roster. Allen Iverson played for the Grizzlies in 2009 and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in 2016. Coach Hubie Brown was also included in 2005 after coaching for the Grizzlies from 2002-05.

Marc Gasol and Mike Conley dominate the franchise’s records. Gasol is the all-time scorer and has recorded the most blocks. Conley is the Grizzlies’ leader in assists, steals, and most three-pointers made. Pau Gasol was the team’s only NBA Rookie of the Year and earned it in 2002. Hubie Brown was the team’s one Coach of the Year to date and was given the honor in 2004.

Memphis Grizzlies Championships and Playoffs

  • 0 NBA Championships:
  • 0 Conference Titles:
  • 0 Division Titles:

Home Court – FedEx Forum

  • Inaugurated: 2004
  • Renovated: 2012, 2017
  • Capacity: 18,119
  • Former Names: n/a

In Vancouver, the Grizzlies played at the General Motors (GM) Place, but FedExForum was not their first home in Memphis. The new Memphis team set up shop at the Memphis Pyramid, also known as the Great American Pyramid, situated on the banks of the Mississippi River.

The Pyramid had opened in 1991, and despite its 20,000+ seating capacity and unique design, it wasn’t ideal for the new NBA team.

FedExForum was unveiled in 2004 in a prime Beale Street location. It’s a round and domed arena that can accommodate hockey and concerts as well as the Grizzlies games. The venue is an homage to its Memphis roots with paintings and murals of some of the city’s famous musicians like Elvis and B.B. King. It’s also acclaimed as the first arena to feature see-through shot clocks.

Fans are also accommodated by the facility’s 1,000 courtside seats, 27 courtside suites, and 32 club suites. There are also 80 club boxes, party suites, and music-themed restaurants.

  • Venue Address: Fed Ex Forum, 191 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103
  • Mailing Address: Memphis Grizzlies, 191 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103
  • Phone: 901-888-4667

Memphis Grizzlies Head Coaches

In the Canadian era of the Grizzlies, five head coaches were hired, starting with Brian Winters.

Inaugural Coach

Winters held the post from 1985-87 but was unable to record a winning season. The Grizzlies finished 7th both seasons with a .183 and .171 winning percentage for the first two years.

Stu Jackson took over for Winters before the end of the second season but finished out that year with a 6-33 record. Brian Hill, Lionel Hollins, and Sidney Lowe were all next up in the Vancouver coaching lineup, but the Vancouver Grizzlies never had a post-season appearance or finished above .300 in the regular season. Lowe made the move to Memphis with the team for the 2001-02 season.

Lionel Hollins

Lionel Hollins had three different stints with the Grizzlies. While his first two were less than stellar, three’s a charm. Hollins’ last term was from 2009-13. In 2012-13, the Grizzlies had their best season with a second-place finish in the Southwest division and a regular season 56-26 record (.683) as well as a trip to the conference finals against the Spurs.

Joerger and Brown

Dave Joerger has the best regular-season franchise record to date. In his three seasons from 2013-16, Joerger’s stats gave him and the team a 147-99 record (.598 winning percentage). Hubie Brown is the only Grizzlies coach named as the NBA Coach of the Year, awarded in 2003-04.

J.B. Bickerstaff

Bickerstaff has been coaching since 2004 when he was an assistant for the Charlotte Bobcats. He also held the assistant position with Minnesota and Houston. In 2015-16, he served as an interim head coach for the Rockets and posted a 37-34 record and 1-4 in the playoffs.

J.B. was the associate head coach for the Grizzlies in 2016-17 before officially being named to the full-time job in 2017. After two seasons without any sort of success, he was replaced by Taylor Jenkins.

Last 10 Memphis Grizzlies Head Coaches
#YearsNameW-L%Playoffs%Championships
2019Taylor Jenkins
132017-2019J.B. Bickerstaff48-97.331X-X
122016-17David Fizdale50-51.4952-4.333
112013-16Dave Joerger147-99.5989-13.409
4c2009-13Lionel Hollins196-155.55818-17.514
102009Johnny Davis0-2.000X-X
92007-09Marc Iavaroni33-90.268X-X
82006-07Tony Barone16-36.308X-X
72004-06Mike Fratello95-83.5340-8.000
4b2004Lionel Hollins0-4.000X-X

The current coach of the Memphis Grizzlies is Taylor Jenkins. He was appointed after the 2018-2019 season, after J.B. Bickerstaff was fired.

Taylor Jenkins

The coaching career of Taylor Jenkins started in the G league team of the Austin Spurs. After spending several years there, he became part of the coaching staff of the Atlanta Hawks in 2013 and the proceeded to work with the Milwaukee Buck.

He was appointed as a head coach for the first time in his career by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2019. Jenkins is known as a fan of data analytics and will be expected to utilize the latest technologies to improve his roster.

Memphis Grizzlies Last Five Seasons

SeasonCoachFinishW-L%PlayoffsPoints Leader (avg/game)
2018-19J.B. Bickerstaff3rd33-49.402Mike Conley (21.1)
2017-18J.B. Bickerstaff5th22-60.268MarShon Brooks (20.1)
2016-17David Fizdale3rd43-39.524Lost First RoundMike Conley (20.5)
2015-16Dave Joerger2nd42-40.512Lost First RoundMarc Gasol (16.6)
2014-15Dave Joerger2nd55-27.671Lost Conf. SemifinalsMarc Gasol (17.4)

Memphis Grizzlies All-Time Career Leaders

CategoryNameStatsYears
PointsMarc Gasol10,8502008-2018
Average Pts/GameShareef Abdur-Rahim20.801996-2001
AssistsMike Conley45092007-2019
ReboundsZach Randolph5,6122009-2017

Marc Gasol

Marc Gasol is from Barcelona, Spain. In addition to his NBA career, he’s a member of the Spanish National Basketball Team, earning a silver medal for Spain in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. Gasol was drafted by the Lakers in the second round of the 2007 NBA draft, and his rights were traded to the Grizzlies.

In 2009, he was All-Rookie Second Team for the NBA. He had his first of three All-Star selections in 2012 and was the league’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2013. Gasol is the Grizzlies all-time scoring leader with 10,850 points and is also second on the list for rebounds (5,487) and assists (2,391). Gasol was been an active member of the Grizzlies roster until being traded to the Toronto Raptors in 2019.

Shareef Abdur-Rahim

Shareef Abdur-Rahim played his first five NBA seasons with the Vancouver Grizzlies from 1996-2001. Abdur-Rahim was a first-round, third overall draft pick by the Grizzlies after playing a year at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year. In the NBA, he was named All-Rookie First Team in 1997 and was an All-Star in 2002.

Shareef is at the top of the Grizzlies leaderboard for average points per game with 20.80. The power forward/small forward went on to play for the Atlanta Hawks (2001-04), Portland Trail Blazers (2004-05), and Sacramento Kings (2005-08). He was on the US’s gold medal winning team at the 2000 Summer Olympics. After retiring his playing career, he transitioned into coaching as an Assistant Coach with the Kings organization as well as serving as their Director of Player Personnel.

Mike Conley

The Grizzlies’ franchise leader in assists, Mike Conley, is an active member of the team and has been on the roster since 2007. Conley was selected as Memphis’ first-round pick (fourth overall) in the 2007 draft out of Ohio State, where he was First-Team All-Big Ten in 2007. The point guard who is also second on the Grizzlies’ career list to Marc Gasol for scoring with 10,255 was NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2013. He was also the recipient of two NBA Sportsmanship Awards in 2014 and 2016. Mike Conley was traded to the Utah Jazz in 2019. The Grizzlies received Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver, Jae Crowder, the 23rd draft pick in the 2019 draft and a future first-round pick.

Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph played for three teams (Trail Blazers, Knicks, and Clippers) before joining the Memphis lineup in 2009. Randolph spent one season at Michigan State before being selected in the first round of the 2001 draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. During his time with the Grizzlies, from 2009-17, Randolph became the organization’s all-time rebounds leader with 5,612. His two All-Star designations were in 2010 and 2013, and he was All-NBA Third Team in 2011.

After eight seasons with the Grizzlies, Randolph signed a two-year contract with the Sacramento Kings starting in 2017-18. While his #50 hasn’t been officially retired, the Grizzlies announced that it would be in the future and won’t be worn by another player in the interim.

Memphis Grizzlies Trivia

The Memphis Grizzlies might be known as the Memphis Mounties if the Royal Canadian Mounted Police didn’t object to the original name of Vancouver Mounties.

Hamed E. Haddadi was the first Iranian to play in the NBA when he made his debut with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2008. He played with the Grizzlies until 2013.

The Memphis Grizzlies bench may consist of Grizzlies players that don’t get any playing time, but they busy themselves as a band that plays in the main mezzanine of FedExForum.

The Grizzlies’ home court, FedExForum, was the first NBA venue to use see-through shot clocks.

Grizz is the official mascot of the Memphis Grizzlies and was named the 2011 Mascot of the Year. In 2007, the man behind the Grizz mask was diagnosed with cancer. The franchise created a “Friends of Grizz” program benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and rival team mascots stepped up to fill in for Grizz until he recovered.