Portland Trail Blazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 4/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (58-27) at Portland Trail Blazers (51-34)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 27, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -3 -- Over/Under: 193 See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trailblazers will be looking to avoid the series sweep tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 4.
The Grizzlies have simply dominated this series and Game 3 on Saturday was no exception as Marc Gasol scored 25 points, Courtney Lee added 20 points and Zach Randolph had 16 as the Grizzlies beat the Blazers by 115-109. Beno Udrih sprained his ankle in Game 2 and sat out Saturday's game so things could have gotten a little messy when Mike Conley exited the game in the third quarter, but the Grizzlies overcame that by dominated the paint scoring by 48-30 and they never really looked like losing after building a 62-49 lead going into halftime.
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As for the Blazers, Nicolas Batum finally woke up and made six threes en route to a team-high 27 points while Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldrdige added 22 and 21 points respectively, but seemingly for the entire game, the Blazers were taking outside shots while the Grizzlies were getting right into the paint so it's not surprise which team came out on top in this one. Still, the Blazers showed plenty of fight despite falling behind by double digits early, but they still look unlikely to avoid a series sweep, especially with Arron Afflalo playing through an injury.
In ATS trends, the Grizzlies are 6-0 ATS in their last six games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games, while the Blazers are 0-7 ATS in their last seven games overall and 0-6 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the Grizzlies are 11-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall and 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings in Portland.
Plain and simple, the Grizzlies have been dominating the shorthanded Blazers in this series and should be able to complete the sweep with another win by single digits tonight.