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Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction 3-1-24 Picks

Portland Trail Blazers (15-42) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (20-39)
March 1, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -2.5; Over/Under: +208
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The Portland Trail Blazers and the Memphis Grizzlies do battle at the FedExForum on Friday night. Here’s a Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies Prediction.

Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers have been in terrible shape as they’ve lost 11 of their last 13 games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a 10th straight defeat after getting beaten by the Heat in a 106-96 loss on Tuesday. Anfernee Simons led the team with 26 points, Jerami Grant added 24 points with seven rebounds and six assists while Tounami Camara chipped in with 17 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. As a team, the Trail Blazers shot just 40 percent from the field and 10 of 31 from the 3-point line as they got off to a solid start and held the Heat to just 15 points in the first quarter to take a 15-point lead, but they couldn’t hold off the Heat and managed just 40 points in the second half to allow the Heat to run them down with time to spare.

Memphis Grizzlies

Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies have also been in poor form as they’ve lost 12 of their last 14 games overall and they will be looking to snap a three-game skid after falling short to the Timberwolves in a 110-101 road loss on Wednesday. Jaren Jackson Jr led the team with 33 points, 13 rebounds and three steals, Ziaire Williams added 16 points with eight rebounds while GG Jackson chipped in with 14 points on five of seven shooting off the bench. As a team, the Grizzlies shot just 38 percent from the field and 11 of 37 from the 3-point line as they got off to a quick start and took the lead into halftime, but they allowed 38 points in the third quarter and scored just 16 points in the fourth quarter to allow the Timberwolves off the hook in the end. Vince Williams Jr had a rough game as he shot just four of 15 from the field for his 11 points, while Jordan Goodwin scored just five points on one of eight shooting. The Grizzlies will play against the Nets and 76ers after a back-to-back set against Portland.

Memphis Grizzlies Team Facts

  • The Grizzlies have lost each of their last five games as favorites when playing with a rest disadvantage.
  • The Grizzlies have failed to cover the spread in each of their last seven games as favorites when playing with a rest disadvantage.
  • Each of the Grizzlies’ last five games as home favorites have gone UNDER the total points line.

Portland Trail Blazers Team Facts

  • The Trail Blazers have lost each of their last 11 games on the first leg of a back-to-back.
  • The road team has covered the spread in each of the Trail Blazers’ last nine games.
  • Each of the Trail Blazers’ last six road games following a home loss have gone OVER the total points line.

Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies Prediction

The Trail Blazers are still missing a host of players including Scoot Henderson, Malcolm Brogdon and now Deandre Ayton, while the Grizzlies are missing Ja Morant, Brandon Clarke and Desmond Bane to name a few. The Trail Blazers are banged up and struggling to stay competitive with all the injuries piling up and you could say the same about the Grizzlies who have been plagued by injuries all season. You couldn’t back either side with any confidence these days, but the Grizzlies still have the best player on the court in Jackson Jr and I think that will be the difference in a close one.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Memphis -2.5

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Peter Tran

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