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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 3/5/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Portland Trail Blazers at Memphis Grizzlies
Date & Time Tuesday March 5, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
FedExForum
Memphis, Tennessee
The Line
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +5 -- Over/Under: 216.5
TV Channel
FSSE, NSNW
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies meet Tuesday in NBA action at the FedExForum.

The Portland Trail Blazers look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.9 points and 6.3 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21 points and 4.1 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Enes Kanter is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.7 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won five of their last six road games.

The Memphis Grizzlies look for a victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 101.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 20 points and 6.3 assists while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 18.4 points and 10.1 rebounds. Avery Bradley is the third double-digit scorer and Jaren Jackson Jr. is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have split their last six home games.

The Trail Blazers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Grizzlies are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games, 6-15 ATS in their last 21 Tuesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Memphis. The under is 3-0-1 in Grizzlies last 4 overall. The over is 4-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 overall.

The Memphis Grizzlies have been a lot more competitive since moving some guys, and they're outscoring teams by an average of 4.8 points in their last five games due to a drastically improved defense. With that said, the Portland Trail Blazers are playing their most consistent basketball of the season, which includes winning by an average of 8.2 points in their last five games and covers in six straight road games. If Portland continues to hit its shots, the Grizzlies don't have enough horses to counter. I'll eat the reasonable chalk with the Portland Trail Blazers on the road.

Pick:
Portland Trail Blazers -5

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