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NBA Betting Picks and Predictions: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers

November 3, 2023

The Memphis Grizzlies (0-5) need a miracle to break out of their losing streak and will challenge the struggling Portland Trail Blazers (2-3) in Oregon. The Grizzlies are currently favored with a point spread of -2.5 (-110).

  • Date: November 3, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET

  • Location: Moda Center in Portland, Oregon

  • Coverage: NBA League Pass

Memphis Grizzlies Betting Preview

The Grizzlies experienced their fifth-straight defeat against the Utah Jazz, which was a 133-109 showing. The Grizzlies gave up 42 points in the first quarter and 37 in the second, which is hard to come back from.

The Grizzlies are dead last in the Western Conference and are attempting to stop the bleeding at any cost. Desmond Bane has been great with 24.6 points per game and shooting 46.3 points per game.

They are averaging 106.6 (21st best) points per game and are giving up 118.0 (24th best) points from opponents. As you can see, there is a wide margin negatively here that is difficult to close the gap.

Their offense rating is the worst in the league at 103.0, showing they are not efficient with the basketball. Defensively, they rank 22nd in the league and are at least not the worst in the league.

Portland Trail Blazers Betting Preview

The Trail Blazers are currently on a two-game win streak heading into this matchup. Their recent success was a 110-101 showing against the Detroit Pistons and Shaedon Sharpe added 26 of his 29 points in the second half of play to help them come back to win.

The Blazers now sit at 13th in the West after successfully landing two consecutive wins. They will be without a handful of players in this matchup and Sharpe is a game time decision.

They put up 103.0 points per game, which ranks last in the league. They are also slowing teams to 108.6 points per game and that ranks 12th in the league. This point differential is not as bad as the Grizzlies. 

The Blazers offensive rating comes in at 104.2 and ranks 28th in the league. As for their defense, they rank 13th with a rating of 109.8.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie’s odds reveal that the Memphis Grizzlies are slight favorites to have a chance of their first win of the season on the road. Looking at market analysis, the Trail Blazers still have a 50.8 percent chance of victory while at home.

  • Portland Trail Blazers: +2.5 (-110)

  • Memphis Grizzlies: -2.5 (-110)

The Trail Blazers would likely win in this scenario, but have too many weapons either out or potentially out. Look for the Grizzlies to land their first win. 

Spooky Express Pick: Memphis Grizzlies -2.5 (-110)