Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 2/12/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (25-30) at Memphis Grizzlies (27-26)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -4.5 -- Over/Under: 235.5
The Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies meet Wednesday in NBA action at the FedExForum.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 114.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.9 points and 7.9 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.3 points and four rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost three straight road games.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 113 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 114.6 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 17.6 points and seven assists while Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 17.3 points and 4.8 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 10.4 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Grizzlies are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 10-2 in Trail Blazers last 12 overall. The under is 7-0 in Grizzlies last 7 home games. The Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Memphis.
The Portland Trail Blazers are on the end of a back to back and haven't had much success on the road this season. The Memphis Grizzlies are rested and quietly playing some of the best basketball in the entire league over the last month. While the Grizzlies should be favored, we're getting the more experienced team and free buckets in the Trail Blazers. This game means a lot in terms of the playoff race, as Portland is trying to sneak into that eighth spot in the West. The Portland Trail Blazers are desperate, and you have to trust them more with the vets over the kids the Grizzlies throw out there. Give me the points.