Portland Trail Blazers vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Trail Blazers vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction 3/1/2024

The Portland Trail Blazers (15-42) travel to face off against the Memphis Grizzlies (20-39) on Friday, March 1st. This game will be played at FedExForum in Memphis and televised on BSSE. Both the Trail Blazers and Grizzlies will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies

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The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Portland’s most recently played the Heat and lost with a final score of 106-96. the Trail Blazers not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +7 point underdogs. In terms of the over/under, the combined 202 points was below the over/under line of 212.

This season, the Trail Blazers are 15-42 overall and are looking to get back to .500 vs. the Grizzlies. When playing Western Conference teams, the Trail Blazers are 6-32 compared to a 9-10 mark in non-conference games.

Portland has an overall ATS record of 25-32 for the season so far. On the road, the Trail Blazers have an ATS record of 14-14, as opposed to a 11-18 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Grizzlies conveyed a message to the Timberwolves with a score of 110-101. The Grizzlies were leading the game going into the second half 53-50.

When you look at the Grizzlies’ last ten games, they have gone 2-8 and come into today’s game vs. the Trail Blazers with a 20-39 overall record. In road games, the Grizzlies are 13-17 this season and have gone 7-22 at home.

Memphis currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 29-30 at this point. This season, Memphis has a 5-9 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 24-21 when playing as underdogs.

Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown

Portland has recorded an average of 107.2 points per game (29th) throughout 57 games games.

Portland comes into this game ranked 29th in the NBA in scoring at 107.2 points per game. On the road, they are 30th in the league at 105.9 points per game.

One area where the Blazers have struggled offensively is their three-point shooting. They are 27th in the NBA in three-point shooting percentage at 34%.

Coming into this game, Portland has been held below their scoring average in 75.4% of their games. They have also scored less than the NBA scoring average in 24.6% of their games.

Grizzlies Offense Breakdown

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Through 59 games games, Memphis is averaging 106.4 points per game (30th).

The Grizzlies have struggled to score this season, averaging just 106.4 points per game (30th). At home, they have been even worse, averaging 103.9 points per game (30th).

So far, Memphis has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 20.3% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 17th in the league at 98.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Grizzlies are 29th in field goal percentage at 43%. They are also 29th in two-point field goal percentage (51%). In terms of three-point shooting, they are 30th in three-point percentage (34%).

Trail Blazers Team Defense

The Trail Blazers’ defense is presently ranked 17th in the league, allowing an average of 116.3 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Trail Blazers are causing 14.1 turnovers per game, ranking 27th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 26th in rejections, averaging 4.5 blocked shots each game.

Grizzlies Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Grizzlies’ defense is giving up an average of 112.7 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Grizzlies’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 53.9% and allowing 37.9% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Trail Blazers And Grizzlies

In today’s game, our projections have Anfernee Simons leading the Trail Blazers with 22 points on 8/18 shooting from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 22.6 points per game, in addition to 3.5 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Luke Kennard as the leading scorer for the Grizzlies. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 11 while also collecting 3 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 44.5%, and his scoring average is 10.7 points per game.

Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Trail Blazers offense has averaged 105 points per game while allowing an average of 121. Portland posted an overall record of 2-8 while going 5-5 ATS.
  • In their last five home games, Memphis has averaged 104 points per game while allowing 119. The team’s record in this stretch was 0-5 while going 3-2.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Trail Blazers have a straight up record of 0-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 0-3.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the favorite, Memphis has an ATS mark of 1-4 while going 2-3 straight up.

Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +2.5, the Trail Blazers is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 209.5 and given that our model is projecting 156 points between the teams, we like the under.

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