Grizzlies at Trail Blazers - 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 -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: TNT, SPSO, KGW
The Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers play game four of their playoff series Monday night.
The Memphis Grizzlies look to sweep so they can get some rest before playing the Warriors. Marc Gasol is averaging 18.3 points and 8.3 rebounds while Courtney Lee is averaging 15.7 points and 1.3 assists. Zach Randolph is grabbing 8.3 rebounds and Jeff Green 1.7 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are doing a great job of sharing the basketball and are playing elite level defense, which is why they’re up 3-0 in this series. The Grizzlies are shooting 44.1 percent from deep despite shooting just 11.3 threes per game. The Grizzlies have split their last eight road games. Beno Udrih and Mike Conley are questionable with injuries.
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The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win to avoid getting swept in the first round. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 25.7 points and 11.7 rebounds while Damian Lillard is averaging 18 points and 4.3 assists. Nicolas Batum is dishing five assists and C.J. McCollum is grabbing four rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers need to be better on the offensive end if they’re going to extend this series, as they clearly miss their pitbull in Wesley Matthews. The Trail Blazers also need to find more consistent offense, as they’ve lost five straight when scoring less than 100 points The Trail Blazers have won six of their last 10 home games.
The Grizzlies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 Conference Quarterfinals games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Grizzlies are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Portland and 11-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall.
The Trail Blazers just aren't getting enough stops defensively and are getting inconsistent play from their offense. Also, the Grizzlies will treat this as a must-win considering the Warriors already advanced to the second round. Give me the better team and the free bucket.