FOUR PACK FRIDAY NBA #2
Memphis Grizzlies (32-33) at Portland Trail Blazers (29-37)
Portland and Memphis are two of the favorites to secure the #8 seed but it’s Portland who is chasing and they need this game to avoid dropping the head-to-head tiebreaker with Memphis. The Blazers also can’t afford to fall back any more with so few games left to play in the regular season. Portland’s been as healthy as they’ve been in a long time with the return of Jusuf Nurkic to pair with Hassan Whiteside in the frontcourt and I just think side-by-side, Portland is the better team. I’ll side with Portland to cover the number as my premium pick for this game.