Portland Trail Blazers at Memphis Grizzlies - 2/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (25-27) at Memphis Grizzlies (30-21)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 8, 2016 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -4 -- Over/Under: 198.5 See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trailblazers invade the FedExForum to battle the Memphis Grizzlies tonight.
The Trailblazers have won six of their last seven games and look to stay hot after making light work of the Rockets in a 96-79 win on Saturday. Damian Lillard led the team with 21 points and 10 assists while CJ McCollum and Gerald Henderson added 16 points apiece as the Blazers took over the game with a dominant 26-13 second quarter effort to lead by 16 points going into halftime before cruising in the second half. Offensively, the Blazers were below their best as they shot just 40 percent from the field while committing 21 turnovers, but they forced the Rockets into just 32 percent shooting from the field and 23 turnovers which led to 30 points for them. With the win, Portland improves to 25-27 overall and 10-16 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Grizzlies will be looking to bounce back after having their five-game win streak snapped on Saturday with a 114-110 overtime loss to the Mavericks. Marc Gasol led the team with 22 points, Zach Randolph added 20 points while Matt Barnes had 17 points, 11 rebounds and five assists off the bench but it still wasn't enough as the Mavs kicked off the overtime period with a quickfire 8-2 run which put left the Grizzlies too much ground to make up in the end. With the tough loss, Memphis falls to 30-21 overall and 19-8 at home.
In ATS trends, the Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall, while the Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 home games.
Head to head, the Blazers are 1-5-1 ATS in the last seven meetings in Memphis and 4-12-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings overall.
This could be the game of the night as both teams have been in hot form lately, so in a game that I think will go down to the wire, I'm taking the Blazers with the handful of points.