Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies - 2/22/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (39-14) at Portland Trail Blazers (36-18)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 192 See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, CSNN
The Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers meet Sunday night at the Moda Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies hope to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. On the season, the Grizzlies are averaging 100.6 points on 46 percent shooting and are allowing 95.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 18.3 points and 8.1 rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 15.9 points and 6.3 assists. Zach Randolph is grabbing 12 rebounds and Jeff Green is shooting 39.3 percent from the field. The Memphis Grizzlies are back to playing elite defense, as they’re allowing just 43.5 percent shooting in their last five games and have held 10 of their last 12 opponents under 100 points. This road trip will really test Memphis, as nine of the Grizzlies 14 losses this season have come on the road.
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The Portland Trail Blazers look for a statement win after winning four of their last six games. On the season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 102.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting and are allowing 97.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 23.4 points and 10.3 rebounds while Damian Lillard is averaging 21.4 points and 6.2 assists. Wesley Matthews is shooting 45.4 percent from the field and Robin Lopez is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing just 39.7 percent shooting from the field in their last five games. The Trail Blazers have won 16 of their last 20 games when allowing less than 100 points. Alonzo Gee and Arron Afflalo are expected to make their Portland debut.
The Grizzlies are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. The Trail Blazers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Portland and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Portland Trail Blazers are one of the tougher teams in the league to beat at home. The Grizzlies have also shown weakness on the road. Give me the Trail Blazers at home for the cheap chalk.