Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 1/17/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (30-9) at Memphis Grizzlies (27-11)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trailblazers travel to the FedExForum to battle the Memphis Grizzlies tonight.
The Portland Trailblazers have won eight of their last 11 games overall but are suddenly looking to avoid a third straight loss after getting thrashed by the Spurs 110-96 last night. LaMarcus Aldridge continued his great season with 24 points on 9 of 18 shooting, while Damian Lillard added 23 points on 9 of 17 shooting, but while the Blazers shot a healthy 50 percent from the field, they still couldn't keep up with the Spurs who had the luxury 20 extra possessions because they dominated the boards 49-32. Despite the loss, Portland is still a healthy 30-10 on the season, but of those 10 losses, eight have come against teams with winning records.
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Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies were struggling for a little while but are now looking as good as ever, winning their last three after taking down the Magic by 106-96 last night. Zach Randolph had a nice double double of 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Marc Gasol added 12 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists, but when it came to the fourth quarter, it was actually Jeff Green who scored 12 of his 21 points to push the Grizzlies over the finish line. With the win, Memphis goes to 28-11 on the season and 13-7 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games playing on zero days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games, while the Grizzlies are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in their last four games against a team above .600.
Head to head, the Blazers are 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings overall and 11-3-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Memphis.
The line has yet to be released for this one so please check back before tip-off for my free pick.