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Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Portland Trail Blazers at Memphis Grizzlies
  • Where: Memphis at FedExForum
  • Date: Tuesday, April 4th
  • Betting Odds MEM -18.5, POR +1160 | MEM -2880 O/U OFF

So far, the Trail Blazers have put together an overall record of 33-45, while going 37-41-0 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Portland has an overall record of 1-2, including going 1-2 against the spread.

The Trail Blazers are coming off a 107-105 win over the Timberwolves. This away win came despite entering the game as the 19 point underdogs. Portland was able to come away with the win due to strong 2nd half effort. Heading into the 2nd half, the team faced a 6 point deficit. In the win, Shaedon Sharpe led the team in scoring with 27 points on a field goal percentage of 47.4%.

So far, the Grizzlies have put together an overall record of 49-29, while going 36-40-2 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 1-2 vs the spread.

Not only did the Grizzlies drop their last game to the Bulls. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 128-107 as 1 point underdogs. Memphis missed out on an opportunity to add a win to their resume, as they held a 15 point lead going into halftime. In the loss, Jaren Jackson Jr. led the team in scoring with 31 points on a field goal percentage of 55.0%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent game between the two teams, the Grizzlies picked up a 111-106 win over the Trail Blazers. However, heading into the game, Memphis was favored to win by 5.5 points, giving the Trail Blazers and ATS victory. So far, the two team’s have split their season series, with each team at 1-1. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Trail Blazers averaged 111.75 points per game vs Memphis, which was an increase over their season-long average. However, the Grizzlies actually averaged fewer points per game than their season-long mark. Across their head-to-head matchups with Portland, the team averaged 107.0 points per game. Through the last 5 matchups between the teams, Portland has an ATS mark of 4-1. But, looking at the scoring margin in these games, an average of just 0 points per game separates the teams. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 1-4. Combined, they averaged 222 points in these games.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 78 games, the Trail Blazers are averaging 113.3 points per contest, placing them 20th in the NBA. So far, the Trail Blazers are averaging 97.8 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Not only does the team’s offense play at a slower pace, but they their overall lack of efficiency has them ranked 27th in made field goals per game.

On defense, the Trail Blazers will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 27th ranked unit in points allowed per game.

Personel figures to be a big issue for the Trail Blazers in today’s game, as both Damian Lillard and Anfernee Simons are listed as out on the injury report. For the year, Lillard leads the team in scoring at 32.2 points per game, which ranks 3rd in the NBA. Not having Simons is also a big blow to the team, as he is averaging 21.1 points per game for Portland.

Coming into today’s action, Memphis is averaging 116.7 points per contest. This figure places them 9th in the league. Coming into today’s game, the Grizzlies will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.9 made 3’s per game. If the Memphis offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 13.0 turnovers per game.

On the defensive end of the floor, the Grizzlies are giving up an average of 109.93 points per game, good for 12th in the NBA.

Point-Guard Ja Morant currently leads the Grizzlies at 26.5 points per game. For the season, he is 6th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 21.9% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Morant is averaging 5.8 boards and 8.1 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 9th ranked defense at defending point-guards. Desmond Bane enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 55 games, he is averaging 21.4 and is 47th in the league in player efficiency rating.

Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Grizzlies -18.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over OFF