Portland Trail Blazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 1/28/14
Memphis Grizzlies (22-20) at Portland Trail Blazers (33-12)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Rose Garden)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -7 -- Over/Under: 199 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies look to continue their winning form with a win over the Portland Trailblazers tonight.
The Grizzlies have won seven of their last eight games and are coming off back to back wins against the Rockets. On Saturday, Mike Conley led six players in double figures with 17 points while Zach Randolph added 15 points and 17 rebounds as the Grizzlies took down the Rockets by 99-81. On defense, the Grizzlies were even better as the Rockets to just 37 percent shooting and Chandler Parsons to just 11 points and one made three after he poured in 10 triples the night before. With the win, Memphis improves to 22-20 overall and 12-13 at home.
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On the other hand, the Trailblazers had their two-game win streak snapped on Sunday when they got blown out by the Warriors by 103-88. Wesley Matthews had a nice outing of 21 points while Damian Lillard added 16, but LaMarcus Aldridge was just ice-cold from the field, shooting a season-worst two of 14 from the field to finish with 10 points as the Blazers shot just 33 percent from the field. With the loss, Portland fall to 33-12 overall and 15-8 on the road where they've lost three straight.
In ATS trends, the Grizzlies are 6-0 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall, while the Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a loss and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the Grizzlies are 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings but the road team is 5-0 ATS in the last five overall.
The Blazers will be relieved to be back home given their recent struggles on the road, but tonight they face a surging Grizzlies team who have been such a tougher team to beat with Marc Gasol back on the court. I was tempted to take the Blazers with their strong home record but I can't get past how good they looked defensively against the Rockets in their last win.