Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies - 11/28/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (13-2) at Portland Trail Blazers (12-3)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 28, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -4 -- Over/Under: 194.5 See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trail Blazers and the Memphis Grizzlies face off on Friday in Portland as first place in the NBA Northwest faces first place in the NBA Southwest.
The Portland Trail Blazers have the third best record in the Western Conference and they are the hottest team in the NBA. The Trail Blazers are 8-1 at home this season and they have won their last nine games in a row. Portland is averaging 104.4 points and they are shooting 45.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 95.4 points per game and their opponents shoot 42 percent. LaMarcus Aldridge leads Portland averaging 21.2 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. Damian Lillard is averaging 20.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 6.5 assists, Wesley Matthews is averaging 16.3 points, and Robin Lopez is averaging 11.9 points and 7.3 rebounds. The Trail Blazers are the top rebounding team in the NBA averaging 47.9 per game.
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The Memphis Grizzlies are 13-2 and are tied for the best overall record in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 5-2 on the road, 8-2 in their last 10 games, and they have lost their last three games in a row. Memphis is averaging 99.9 points per game and they are shooting 45.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 92.4 points and their opponents are shooting 43.4 percent. Marc Gasol leads the Grizzlies averaging 19.8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Mike Conley is averaging 16.4 points and 6.2 assists, Zach Randolph is averaging 16.1 points and 11.6 rebounds, and Courtney Lee is averaging 13.5 points. The Grizzlies are third in the NBA in points allowed per game.
Portland is 5-0 against the spread against the Western Conference, 6-1 against the spread following a win, and 6-1 against the spread on one days rest. Memphis is 4-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread.
This game is going to be close and getting points with Memphis I have to take them.