Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Grizzlies vs Trail Blazers Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Memphis Grizzlies taking on the Portland Trail Blazers Thursday November 5 at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, Portland, Oregon. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Thursday November 5
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, Portland, Oregon
NBA Betting Odds: Memphis -4
NBA Betting Total: 194.0
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The Grizzlies and Trail Blazers take part in the nightcap on TNT as both teams try to avoid falling to the .500 mark on the season.
Portland and Memphis currently both sit at 3-2 on the season.
While Memphis offers a compliment of stars on their roster, Portland has relied heavily on PG Damien Lillard to lead their offensive charge.
Defense has been the name of the game for the Grizzlies thus far into their season. Sitting at 3-2, the Grizzlies defense has been a mess at times, but may finally be improving.
This season, Memphis is allowing 101.6 points per game, but have allowed 103 points in 3 of 4 games, including an embarrassing 119 points against the Warriors.
Memphis could take a hit both defensively and offensively as Marc Gasol is expected to miss Thursdays contest. Gasol left the Grizzlies win over the Kings with neck spasms. This comes as a major concern to the Grizzlies as this has been a lingering problem for Gasol since the beginning of the season.
Their win over the Kings last time out was their most impressive one of the season as they allowed just 89 points to them and held them to just 39.2 percent shooting from the field.
Memphis will look to their recent seasons success against Portland here as to try and propel them to 2 games over .500. Memphis has won 9 of the past 11 games and swept Portland last season as they won all 4 head-to-heads.
The Trail Blazers knew this season was going to be a serious challenge. After losing a lot of free agents, headlined by LaMarcus Aldridge, the baton was passed solely to PG Damien Lillard.
On the season, Lillard has scored 20 or more points in all 5 of the Trail Blazers games and has racked up 137 points total. He’s led the Trail Blazers to a 3-2 start.
Lillard has gotten a lot of help from CJ McCollum, who is finally getting his minutes and chance in the NBA. After sitting out for basically two seasons where he saw very limited amounts of minutes, McCollum is going back to his Horizon League like talents.
This season, McCollum is averaging 22.6 points per game. Him and Lillard combined are averaging 50 points per game, which marks nearly half of the averaged points per game for Portland this seaosn.
Expect Mason Plumlee to see a lot of minutes here as C Meyers Leonard left Wednesdays game with an ankle injury. His status for Thursday is DOUBTFUL.
NBA Betting Trends:
Grizzlies are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Grizzlies are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference..
Trail Blazers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU win of more than 10 points.
Free NBA Prediction:
Memphis, even without Gasol, should have no problem going at a Trail Blazers team that has no real inside game. Expect Zach Randolph to have a big game down low as the Grizzlies grab a lopsided road win here.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Memphis ATS
Memphis moves to 2 games over .500 at 4-2 with a win over Lillard and the Trail Blazers.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Memphis 104- Portland 87
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