|NBA Grizzlies vs. Blazers Picks & Predictions for April 3, 2013|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Wednesday, 03 April 2013 14:32|
Grizzlies vs. Blazers Free Pick
PORTLAND, OR (ATS Consultants) – The Trail Blazers have been a disaster of late while the Grizzlies are on a winning streak. Will Memphis extend Portland’s misery tonight when the two teams square off at 10:00PM ET tonight?
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Grizzlies as 5.5-point favorites over the Trail Blazers, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 189.5 points. Memphis is 50-24 overall while Portland is 33-41 on the year.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Grizzlies opened as 5-point favorites and the spread is now either 4.5, 5, or 5.5 depending on what sports book you view. As for the total, it opened at 185 and has been bet up to 189, 189.5 and 190.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 77% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Grizzlies. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Memphis. According to latest NBA trends, Memphis is: 5-2 ATS last 7 vs. a team with a losing record and road team is 4-0 ATS last 4 in series. Portland is 1-5 ATS last 6 vs. Western Conference, 2-6 ATS last 8 vs. Southwest Division and 1-4 ATS last 5 overall.
Memphis (50-24 SU, 41-32-1 ATS, 30-43-1 O/U) is coming off a 92-90 win over San Antonio on April 1, giving 6.5. Portland (33-41 SU, 33-37-4 ATS, 41-31-2 ATS) is coming off five straight losses and fell at Utah, 112-102 on Monday getting 10.5. Memphis continues to play for one of the top four seeds in the West. They are also going for a club-record 51 wins. Mike Conley hit a driving layup with a second left to give the Grizzlies a two-point win over the Spurs. Conley has stepped it up lately, averaging 18.5 points over his last 16 games and over 20 points per game in his last nine. Memphis is 20-16 SU on the road and beat Portland on the road in March, so that shouldn't faze them. They take on a Trailblazers team that is now 5.5 games out of the final playoff spot and is all but down for the count with game left. Portland hosts Memphis at the Rose Garden on Wednesday at 10pmET.
2013 NBA FREE PICK: MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES -5.5