The Portland Trail Blazers will head to Memphis today to square off against a Grizzlies squad that is gearing up for a playoff run. For up to the minute odds on this game please check out Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Memphis Grizzlies have had a solid seasons this far and have already solidified themselves a spot in the playoffs with a 38-25 season record. The lynchpin to their success all season has been a commitment to defense. They are 7th in the league in points allowed, but have actually struggled to score points at times as they are only averaging 94 points per game on the season. Memphis comes into this game on a little bit of a roll having won their last three outings and will look to continue that solid play at home on Saturday.
The Trail Blazers on the other hand will not be in this year’s playoffs as they only have a record of 28-35 record on the season. If the Blazers can add one or two pieces next season, we can really see them contending them contending for a playoff spot next season. They average a respectable 97 points per game, but the problem for them is that their defense allows just as many points per game. This leads to a lot of close games for the Blazers which they have been on the losing end of a lot this season.
The Grizzlies have been getting wins lately, but Memphis has been a poor play as the Grizzlies are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and the Trail Blazers are an impressive 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games against Memphis.
While it is certainly not a surprise that the Grizzlies are favored, why by so much? The Blazers have played the Grizzlies tough in recent meetings and we expect the same to continue today. Take the points and the Blazers in this one but before the wager pick up sportsbook promo codes.