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Portland Trail Blazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 4/1/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Memphis Grizzlies (21-55) at Portland Trail Blazers (47-29)
Date & Time Sunday April 1, 2018, 9:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -13.5 -- Over/Under: 209
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Moda Center.

The Memphis Grizzlies look to play spoiler here after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 98.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 104.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Tyreke Evans is averaging 19.4 points and 5.2 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 17.6 points and 8.2 rebounds. JaMychal Green is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing three rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have just one road victory since the beginning of January. 

The Portland Trail Blazers look to inch closer to a top seed after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 106 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 103.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.6 points and 6.6 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won 10 of their last 12 home games.

The Grizzlies are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 Sunday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Trail Blazers are 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 home games, 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games and 35-15-2 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Memphis Grizzlies just beat the Portland Trail Blazers about a week ago and are a decent 6-3 ATS this season when a double-digit underdog. However, the Grizzlies have done a better job of tanking recently, as they're being outscored by 13 points in their last five games and are being outscored by nearly nine points on the road overall this season. The Portland Trail Blazers have also been one of the better teams against the number in the second half of the season and are still fighting for a top seed. Don't love the high number, but this is likely going to be a blowout.

Portland Trail Blazers -13.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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