Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers - 3/21/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (44-23) at Memphis Grizzlies (48-21)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, SPSO
The Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies square off Saturday night at the FedExForum.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 102.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and are allowing 97.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 23.6 points and 10.5 rebounds while Damian Lillard is averaging 21.2 points and 6.2 assists. Arron Afflalo is shooting 38.7 percent from the field and Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers could use a win to snap a three-game skid, as they wrap up a five-game road trip. The Trail Blazers are coming off a tough Friday loss to the Orlando Magic in which they allowed 45.7 percent shooting. Chris Kaman is doubtful with a shoulder injury.
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The Memphis Grizzlies could also use a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Grizzlies are averaging 98.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 95.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 17.8 points and 7.9 rebounds while Zach Randolph is averaging 16.5 points and 11.1 rebounds. Mike Conley is dishing 5.3 assists and Jeff Green is shooting 40.5 percent from the field. The Memphis Grizzlies are coming off a big Friday win over the Dallas Mavericks in which they shot 53.2 percent from the field. The Grizzlies now return home, a place they have won eight of their last 10 games SU. Jon Leuer is doubtful with a back injury.
The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference. The Trail Blazers are 11-4-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Memphis and 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Trail Blazers are quickly showing that they're a horrible road team. Well, Memphis is one of the tougher home teams. Add those together, and the Grizz should win and get the cover.