Memphis Grizzlies versus Portland Trailblazers NBA Handicapper Selection

On Tuesday January 28th from the NBA two playoff contending teams hit the court as the Memphis Grizzlies hit the road to battle the Portland Trailblazers from pro basketball. The Grizzlies and Trailblazers will get things started from Portland at 10PM Eastern Time and the NBA League Pass Channel will provide the coast to coast TV broadcast. Check out the NBA wagering odds at Top Bet sportsbook.

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The current point spread odds from this game have the home side Portland Trailblazers favored by -5 points with a total lined at 196 ½ points. Those who play on Portland on the money line will receive 200 odds with the return on the Memphis Grizzlies at +170 odds.

The Memphis Grizzlies are playing like the Memphis Grizzlies we have seen in recent years. They were hit with a major injury when Marc Gasol the best defensive player in the NBA was sidelined. Gasol returned to the lineup it took him some time to get back in playing shape as he will be playing his sixth game since being sidelined. Memphis is a well balanced team with good depth coming off the bench. The Grizzlies have a winning road record this season at 10-7 straight up. They enter play at Portland winners of seven of their past eight games. They are coming off an outstanding defensive effort as they win a home and home series with Houston. In game one at Houston the team came away with the 88-87 road victory as an underdog. The next night the Grizzlies were an underdog against and crushed the Rockets 99-81. They did a great job of defending as the Rockets shot 40% in game one and 37% in game two of this series. Rockets center Dwight Howard was held to just 21 points total in both games. He scored 11 points in the home game and just 10 points in the road outing at Memphis. Memphis is rated number three in the NBA in scoring defense as they hold clubs to just 96 points a game. The Trailblazers forward Nicolas Batum is bothered by a right ankle injury and is listed as probable in this game. The Memphis defense keeps this game close so getting the five points with Memphis is the way to play it.

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With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Tuesday we will play on the Memphis Grizzlies at +5 points at the Portland Trailblazers at online sportsbook usa.