Memphis Grizzlies at Portland Trail Blazers - 4/23/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (32-26) vs Memphis Grizzlies (29-28)
Game Info: Friday, April 23, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 233.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers meet Friday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 113.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 19.1 points and 7.3 assists while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 17 points and 12.6 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Anderson is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 28.6 points and 7.6 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 23.2 points and 4.1 rebounds. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82.4 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Grizzlies are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 21-7 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The over is 8-2 in Grizzlies last 10 overall. The under is 6-2 in Trail Blazers last 8 overall.
The Memphis Grizzlies have played their best basketball on the road this season where they're 18-10 against the spread and win by an average of 4.4 points. The Portland Trail Blazers aren't playing good ball right now, but they're an experienced team that knows it needs to pick up the slack and they got Lillard back on the court. The home team has also won nine straight meetings between the Grizzlies and Trail Blazers. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with Portland at home.
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Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers -3.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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