Portland Trail Blazers (15-12) at Memphis Grizzlies (15-11)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -3 -- Over/Under: 205.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies meet Wednesday in NBA action at the FedExForum.
The Portland Trail Blazers could use a win here after losing six of their last nine games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 112.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 27.2 points and 6.4 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.2 points and 3.9 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.5 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost their last five road games.
The Memphis Grizzlies could use a feel good victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 103.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 20.2 points and 6.5 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 16.7 points and 8.8 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and JaMychal Green is grabbing seven rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have split their last six home games.
The Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Grizzlies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games, 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The road team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Grizzlies last 5 overall. The over is 5-1 in Trail Blazers last 6 road games.
Both of these teams are in full struggle mode at the moment, but the difference between the two is that the Memphis Grizzlies are at home and have the rest advantage. The Portland Trail Blazers didn't look great against the Houston Rockets last night and are now being outscored by nearly six points on the road this season. The Memphis Grizzlies are still outscoring teams by 3.2 points at home despite their struggles recently, and they've been a covering machine at home as well. I'll lay the bucket with the Grizzlies in this contest.