Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies Pick
Oddsmakers at sports book Bovada.lv have made the Trail Blazers a 1-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 193 points.
Portland comes in with a 9-7 overall record and 5-8-3 ATS after a 102-90 home victory over the Kings. Memphis is 7-8 overall and 6-9 ATS following a 105-83 home loss to the Rockets, their fourth loss in a row. The four meetings were split 2-2 straight up and ATS last season. The under went 3-1.
The Trail Blazers were paced by CJ McCollum with 25 points and four assists in the win over Sacramento. Damian Lillard put in 22 points and pulled down six rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic added 14 points and seven rebounds. Portland led 53-41 at halftime.
In the loss to Houston, Chandler Parsons led the way with 17 points. Marc Gasol contributed 15 points, nine boards, four assists and two blocks. Jamychal Green added 15 points and six rebounds. The Grizzlies trailed 59-50 at halftime and were outscored in every quarter.
Portland is 3-1-1 ATS in its last five meetings in Memphis. The Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in their last four home games.
The Trail Blazers have allowed 94 or less points in their last four games, while the Grizzlies have long been known for being a strong defensive team. This game has the makings of being fulll of defense with points coming with difficulty.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: TRAIL BLAZERS/GRIZZLIES UNDER 193