Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies NBA Odds, Preview & Pick

Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies 2020 NBA Betting Lines & Game Preview

Written by on February 12, 2020

The hot Portland Trail Blazers head to Memphis to battle the Grizzlies in the second of a back-to-back on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Portland took on New Orleans in the Big Easy on Tuesday night. Can they perform well enough to beat the high-scoring Grizzlies on the road? Or, will Memphis win and cover as the favorites? Keep reading for NBA basketball odds, analysis, and a free pick for Blazers vs Grizzlies!

Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies NBA Odds, Preview & Pick

  • When: Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 8:00 pm ET
  • Where: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN
  • ATS Odds: Grizzlies -4 ½
  • Over/Under Odds: 235 ½

Why Portland Trail Blazers are a good bet +4 ½

Although Portland has lost 2-of-4, the Trail Blazers are 3-1 ATS in those 4 games. In fact, Portland has gone 7-3 ATS in their last 10. The Trail Blazers remain 5 games under .500 and 7 games under .500 against the spread. But, they’ve turned it on in the last few weeks. They’re also due for a bounce-back performance after struggling against the Pelicans on Tuesday night.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 113.5
  • Field Goal %: 45.7
  • 3-Point %: 37.2
  • Free Throw %: 80.6
  • Rebounds/G: 45.8
Defense:
  • Points/G: 114.9
  • Field Goal %: 44.8
  • 3-Point %: 37.1
  • Free Throw %: 76.5
  • Rebounds/G: 47.9

Why Memphis Grizzlies are a good bet -4 ½

Memphis is on a tear against the spread. The Grizzlies are 3-1 ATS in their last 3. They’re also 3-1 SU in their last 3 games: 96-82 against Detroit, 121-107 over Dallas, and 106-99 versus Washington. Grizzlies’ rookie point guard Ja Morant averages 17.6 points and 7 assists per. On Wednesday night, Morant can lead Memphis to a win and cover.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 113.0
  • Field Goal %: 47.3
  • 3-Point %: 35.2
  • Free Throw %: 77.7
  • Rebounds/G: 45.6
Defense:
  • Points/G: 114.6
  • Field Goal %: 45.4
  • 3-Point %: 36.9
  • Free Throw %: 78.8
  • Rebounds/G: 45.1

NBA Betting Trends for Portland Trail Blazers vs Memphis Grizzlies

  • Trail Blazers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games versus a team with a winning SU record
  • Portland is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games
  • Trail Blazers are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 on the road
  • Over is 5-0 ATS in Portland’s last 5 following an ATS loss
  • Memphis is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite
  • Grizzlies are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as a home favorite
  • Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 in Memphis
  • Under is 7-0 in the Grizzlies last 7 home games

Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies Final NBA Betting Analysis

Blazers’ point guard Damian Lillard is one of the top players in the NBA. Lillard averages 27.9 points and 7.9 assists per. Backcourt mate C.J. McCollum averages 21.3 points each game. Lillard and McCollum have held their own in most guard matchups this season.

The problem for Portland has been the frontcourt. There’s good news there. Hassan Whiteside has stepped it up. Although New Orleans blew out Portland on Tuesday night, Whiteside had 17 points and 14 rebounds. In support of Whiteside, Carmelo Anthony and Trevor Ariza have both played well in the past couple of weeks.

Memphis’ frontcourt isn’t awful. But the Grizzlies give up 4 ½ points in this matchup. Whiteside should hold his own while as good as Ja Morant is, he’s no Damian Lillard. Not yet, anyhow. Back Portland to cover.

NBA Free Pick: Trail Blazers +4 ½

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