Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 11/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (4-5) at Memphis Grizzlies (3-6)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -7 -- Over/Under: 196.5 See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trailblazers travel to the FedEx Forum to battle the Memphis Grizzlies tonight.
The Trailblazers won four of their first six games to start the season, but they're suddenly on a three-game losing streak after losing to the Spurs by 113-101 on Wednesday. Damian Lillard made five threes en route to 22 points and nine assists, while CJ McCollum added 21 points, but there was just no stopping the Spurs who finished shooting 56.1 percent from the field. The Blazers of course lost the game, but it was hardly a fair fight as we had one of the deepest rosters in the league against one of the youngest.
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Meanwhile, the Grizzlies have really been struggling lately as they've lost five of their last six and their last four straight. Their latest defeat came at the hands of the undefeated Warriors who won by 100-84. Marc Gasol had a nice game of 26 points while Zach Randolph added 19 points, but Mike Conley and Courtney Lee struggled mightly, combining for just seven points on two of 19 shooting. With the loss, Memphis falls to just 3-6 on the season and 1-2 at home.
In ATS trends, the Blazers are 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall and 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 road games, while the Grizzlies are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games and 0-5 ATS in their last five home games.
Head to head, the Blazers are 3-11-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings overall and 0-5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Memphis. These trends are pointing heavily in favor of the Grizzlies, but both teams have been playing so badly lately that I think giving up seven points is too hefty. I'm taking the visitors with the points and hoping for a big night from Lillard.