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2021 NBA Handicapping
(31-29) Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers (32-28)
Date: Wednesday, April 28th
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee
NBA Moneyline Odds: Blazers | Grizzlies
NBA Betting Odds: Blazers
NBA Betting Total: O/U
On Wednesday, April 28th the Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers will meet for the third time in the last week.
The Grizzlies won on Friday 130-128, then again on Sunday 120-113. Portland has lost 8 of their last 10 games including 5 straight. They now sit at 7th in the Western Conference, just 1 game ahead of Memphis.
The Blazers hold the all-time record between the clubs with 51 wins in 92 meetings. Last season, the teams played just twice with each team winning once.
While most players returning from long injury absences tend to take time to shake off the rust and get back into the natural speed and flow of the NBA game Jaren Jackson Jr. is proving that theory false.
Although head coach Taylor Jenkins is easing triple J back into the rotation he’s making an immediate impact in his first two games back playing.
In his debut, Jackson played just under 18 minutes scoring 15 points with eight rebounds, and four blocks. His shooting as expected was a bit off (4 of 11) but he got to the line six times and hit them all.
In his second match, he was far more impactful scoring 23 points on 10 of 14 shooting plus three rebounds, two assists, a steal, and a block.
Jackson’s presence gives the Grizzlies a bonafide Big 3 of offensive talents who each delivered on Friday with Ja Morant delivering a double-double of 33 points and 13 assists along with five rebounds while Dillon Brooks added 25 points.
Kyle Anderson chipped in with 14 points while Xavier Tillman (12), and De’Anthony Melton (10) were the other double-figure contributors.
Jonas Valanciunas is in the concussion protocol program and questionable for Friday.
Portland Trail Blazers
Through the month of April, the Blazers managed to stay above the play-in seeds line but their recent turn of losing close games coupled with the Mavericks wins found them dropping down to seventh.
They’ve lost five in a row and seven of their last eight matches, the latter three games by a cumulative four points.
Like the Grizzlies, the Blazers Big 3 each scored 20 or more points with Jusuf Nurkic delivering a massive double-double of 26 points and 17 rebounds plus five assists.
Damian Lillard was the top scorer with 27 points while CJ McCollum delivered an all-round game of 22 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists.
Norman Powell is fitting in well but not getting as many shot opportunities as he did with the Raptors and the resulting effect is slippage in his shooting efficiency. To wit, his Toronto, field goal (49.8%) and perimeter (43.9%) has dropped to 44.4% and 34.1% with Portland.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Grizzlies are 6-3-1 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
These teams have gotten very familiar with each other, playing for now the 3rd in time in the last week. Memphis has outlasted Portland in both contests and will try for the season sweep on Wednesday.
Portland has lost 5 straight including 8 of their last 10 which is not good timing with the playoffs quickly approaching. They sit just 1 game ahead of Memphis for the 7th seed now and this game will have huge implications.
I can’t see Lillard and Co. continue this losing streak especially to the same team repeatedly. I’m taking the Blazers in a close one on the road.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Blazers ATS
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