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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers

March 2, 2024


The Portland Trail Blazers will travel to Memphis, Tennessee to face the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExFourm with the game tipping off at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday night and will air on Bally Sports Memphis and Root Sports Northwest.

Portland Trail Blazers Team Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers have the 2nd worst record in the Western Conference at 16-42 which also gives them the 5th worst record in the NBA, however, the Trail Blazers are coming off a 122-92 win on the road against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday which was also their first win since January after going winless in February. 

Portland has been the 2nd lowest-scoring team in the league this season with an average of 107.25 points per game while also being a slightly below-average team defensively as they rank 17th in points allowed per game with an average of 116.28 points allowed per game. Deandre Ayton enters this game averaging a double-double with 14.3 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. 

The Portland Trail Blazers will look to build momentum and win back-to-back games on the road against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Memphis Grizzlies Team Preview

The Memphis Grizzlies enter this game with a record of 20-40 which puts them in 13th place in the Western Conference and gives them the 6th worst record in the NBA while having lost their last four games in a row including Friday’s 92-122 loss at home against the Portland Trail Blazers. 

Offensively, Memphis has been the worst team in the NBA as they are averaging the fewest points per game with an average of 106.5 points per game. However, the Grizzlies have been a top 10 team defensively as they are allowing the 9th fewest points with an average of 112.76 points allowed per game. Jaren Jackson has been one of the better players on the team and leads the team in rebounds, steals, and blocks with an average of 5.5 rebounds, 1.11 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game. 

The Memphis Grizzlies will look to end their four-game losing streak when they host the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night.

Odds and Series Trends

BookMaker has the Memphis Grizzlies listed as 1.5-point favorites at home against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. Portland has won six of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings. The Trail Blazers have covered the spread in eight of the last ten and two of the previous three games in the series. The Portland Trail Blazers are 26-32 ATS overall, 15-14 ATS on the road, and 25-27 ATS as an underdog this season while the Memphis Grizzlies are 29-31 ATS overall, 12-18 ATS at home, and 5-9 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Game Pick

Memphis enters this game with a slightly better record, however, Portland has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten and two of the previous three contests. The Trail Blazers have covered the spread in eight of the last ten and two of the previous three games in the series. As a result, I am buying the .5 point and taking the points with the Portland Trail Blazers when they travel to face the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Portland Trail Blazers +2