Tony T's Grizzlies vs. Trailblazers ATS Side 8-15-2020
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Memphis Grizzlies (34-39) at Portland Trail Blazers (35-39)
Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 2:30 pm
Memphis Grizzlies +6. Grizzlies got some needed wins down the stretch beating the Thunder and Bucks by margin to get into this play in series. They are in the better defensive form as in their past five games holding opponents to 43.2% shooting. Portland lack depth and was forced to play Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum heavy minutes. The wear and tear showed as the Trailblazers survived a scare as the Nets had a potential game winning shot as time expired that would have knocked Portland out of the playoffs. Trailblazers defensive form bad as in that span of five games allowing 51.5% shooting with 45.6% from three. Portland does have cushion as all they need is one win in these two games to advance. Can’t lay these many points on a bad defensive team. Play Memphis +6.