Trail Blazers vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Trail Blazers vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction 3/2/2024

The Portland Trail Blazers (16-42) travel to face off against the Memphis Grizzlies (20-40) on Saturday, March 2nd. This game will be played at FedExForum in Memphis and televised on BSSE. The Trail Blazers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Grizzlies are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Grizzlies. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies

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The Trail Blazers Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Trail Blazers took down the Grizzlies by a score of 122-92. As the second half got underway, the Trail Blazers were leading by a score of 51-45.

With their game against the Grizzlies on the horizon, the Trail Blazers are looking to improve on their sub .500 record of 16-42. On the road, the Trail Blazers are 7-22 this season and are 9-20 in home games.

Portland currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 26-32 at this point. The Trail Blazers maintain an ATS record of 15-14 on the road, while they have a 11-18 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Grizzlies’ most recent game versus the Trail Blazers saw Jake LaRavia lead the Grizzlies with 21 points while shooting 7/13 from the field. Lamar Stevens put up 19 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Memphis ended up losing the game with a final score of 122-92.

In their last five games, the Grizzlies are 1-4 and have an overall record of 20-40. As of now, they are 13th in the Western Conference and are 4th in the Southwest division.

Memphis’ ATS record is currently below .500 at 29-31 for the season. Memphis has failed to cover the spread in two straight home games and are 12-18 ATS at home compared to 17-13 on the road.

Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown

Through 58 games games, Portland is averaging 107.5 points per game (29th).

So far this season, the Trail Blazers are 29th in the NBA in scoring at 107.5 points per game. They have scored fewer points on the road (106.5) than at home (108.5).

Portland has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 25.9% of their games this season. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 29th in the league at 43%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Blazers are 27th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%. They are also 30th in true shooting percentage.

Grizzlies Offense Breakdown

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Through 60 games the Grizzlies are averaging 106.2 points per contest, placing them 30th in the NBA.

At home this season, the Grizzlies are averaging 103.5 points per game, which is last in the NBA. Overall, they are 30th in scoring at 106.2 points per game. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 20% of their games.

When it comes to pace, Memphis is 16th in the league at 98.1 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 30th at 43%. However, they are 11th in three-pointers made per game at 13.4.

So far, the Grizzlies have made 51% of their two-point attempts, which is 29th in the league. In terms of free throws, they are 24th in makes per game and 25th in attempts.

Trail Blazers Team Defense

At present, the Trail Blazers’ defense is ranked 17th, allowing 115.9 points per game. Inside the arc, the Trail Blazers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 58.5% and 35.0% from three-point territory.

Grizzlies Team Defense

So far, the Grizzlies’ defense is ranked 9th in the league at 112.9 points per contest. In their previous matchup vs. the Trail Blazers, the Grizzlies’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 52% leading to 122 points.

Key Players For The Trail Blazers And Grizzlies

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Anfernee Simons is set to be the main scorer for the Trail Blazers, recording 22 points and shooting 8/18 from the field. This season, he is averaging 22.1 points per game along with 3.5 boards.

On the other side, Luke Kennard is our projected leading scorer for the Grizzlies. We have him ending the game with a team-high 11 and grabbing 3 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 44.5% and is averaging 10.7 points per contest.

Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies Trends

  • Across the Trail Blazers last ten road games, the team averaged 104 points per game while allowing 118. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 5-5, while going 2-8 straight-up.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Grizzlies offense has averaged 105 points per game while allowing an average of 113. Memphis posted an overall record of 3-7 while going 6-4 ATS.
  • Going back to their last five games as the underdog, the Trail Blazers have a straight up record of 1-4. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-4.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Grizzlies have a straight up record of 0-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 0-3.

Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +2.5, we have the Trail Blazers as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 209 and our model has the Trail Blazers and Grizzlies finishing with a combined 156 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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