Home Cooking for Grizz
The Memphis Grizzlies are happy to be back home and ready to take on the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
The Grizzlies struggled on the road, but boast a 21-3 record at FedExForum. They could hand the Trail Blazers their 27th loss.
NBA betting markets have the Grizzlies easily favored to win and continue their march up the Western Conference ladder.
Let’s check the latest NBA news, stats, injury report and NBA lines for Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies. We’ve got plenty of NBA picks for you to consider.
Blazers Relying on Lillard
Damian Lillard is no stranger to carrying the Blazers. He is averaging 30.4 points, which has only helped Portland to a 24-26 record.
Consistency has been tough for the visitors, who are 26-24 against the spread, so at least bettors have had some success at the sportsbook.
There has been a renewed energy in Portland over the last two weeks, including wins over the Spurs, Jazz and Hawks. Despite not beating the premier teams and those wins coming at home, it’s still a positive sign.
We were impressed with their fight when beating Atlanta 129-125, which featured a 42-point showing from Lillard. However, getting outrebounded continues to be a factor.
“You’d rather learn and keep talking about it in wins,” Lillard said about Portland’s struggles on the glass. “We can keep having that conversation. We’ve got to box out better, hit somebody and limit these opportunities.”
Despite the win, the Blazers were the -5½ favorites to win, but they have a winning record when playing as the underdog. They are 13-12 as the underdog and the record gets better with the higher numbers.
Grizzlies Back in Business
Losing five consecutive games isn’t something we’re accustomed for with the Grizzlies, but getting back home is the remedy.
Despite being the NBA odds favorite in four of those five road games, the Grizzlies were unable to beat the likes of the Suns, Kings, Warriors and Timberwolves.
Upon returning to FedExForum, they got back to winning form with a solid 112-100 win against the Indiana Pacers as -8 favorites.
They are 2-5 ATS from their last seven games and 24-25-1 overall, so their spread record doesn’t marry their overall record. However, the best is yet to come for the Grizzlies, who are 21-3 at home.
That’s the challenge in front of the Blazers, who aren’t special on the road, and the Grizzlies don’t give an inch in front of their home fans.
We thought betting online markets would have the Grizzlies around -8, so the -5½ line is generous and it’s worth entertaining.
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Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies Head-to-Head
The Blazers have covered the last three spreads against the Grizzlies, including winning twice outright.
However, the most recent meeting was won by Memphis 111-106 on the road.
Over the last 10 games, the Blazers are 6-4 ATS, but they are 0-8 ATS in their last eight road games against all teams.
Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies Game Information
- Game: Trail Blazers (24-26) vs Grizzlies (32-18)
- Day/Time: Wednesday Feb. 1, 7:00 p.m. ET
- Location: FedExForum, Memphis, TN
- Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies Betting Lines
Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies Picks and Prediction
Given the generous -5 line for the Grizzlies, we have to take it.
They are a different team at home, and despite Lillard playing well for the Trail Blazers, it takes more than just one player.
Memphis is listed at -205 in our Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Grizzlies, there’s a chance to win $49. Portland is +172, offering a chance to win $172 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Memphis a 67.21% chance to win, with the Trail Blazers at 36.76%.
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Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies Game Summary
Grizzlies vs Trail Blazers Previous Game (Nov. 02, 2022)
There is a good chance that this game could be high-scoring. The Grizzlies have already shown they can put up some crazy offensive numbers, while their defense can’t stop anyone. Even without Lillard, the Trail Blazers have enough going on offensively to put points on the board.
If Bane does play, the Grizzlies should cover the 4½-point spread. Even if he isn’t, both teams are averaging over 115 points per game and should go over the 226½ total.
Grizzlies vs Trail Blazers Game Summary