Grizzlies at Trail Blazers - 11/5/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (3-2) at Portland Trail Blazers (3-2)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers +4 -- Over/Under: 193 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers square off Thursday at the Moda Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for their fourth win in their last five games as they continue their road heavy schedule. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 92.2 points on 40.2 percent shooting and allowing 101.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 13.4 points and seven assists while Zach Randolph is averaging 12.4 points and 8.6 rebounds. Marc Gasol is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Beno Udrih is dishing 3.8 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies have had their struggles, but are getting 38.4 points from their bench and turning the ball over just 13.2 times per game. The struggles for Memphis start from beyond the arc, as the Grizzlies are shooting just 24.5 percent from deep but allowing their opponents to make 39.3 percent.
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The Portland Trail Blazers look for another big victory to string together three straight wins. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 101.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 99.6 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 27.4 points and seven assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 22.6 points and 4.4 rebounds. Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 8.4 rebounds and Mason Plumlee is dishing 2.6 assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off a Wednesday win over the Jazz in which they shot 53.2 percent from the field. The Trail Blazers have to be feeling good after winning back-to-back road games, and they now look for their first three-game winning streak since the end of March.
The Grizzlies are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest. The Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. Western Conference. The Grizzlies are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Portland and 7-1-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
The Memphis Grizzlies aren't the type of team you want to play on the end of a back-to-back game, as they're physical and simply ware you out. Not to mention that Memphis is the better team. I'll take the Grizz on the road and the reasonable chalk.