Grizzlies Trail Blazers Betting Preview
|Portland Trail Blazers||Memphis Grizzlies|
|42-21||March 11, 2014, 08:00 | FedExForum||36-26|
The Grizzlies will try to cover the spread at FedExForum on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Trail Blazers in basketball action.
Supporters of the Trail Blazers have seen them go 42-21 and 34-29 ATS so far this season, while the Grizzlies are at 36-26 and 28-32-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Grizzlies are 32-30, while the Trail Blazers are 35-27-1.
The Trail Blazers were listed as 3-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 198.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Grizzlies rated this week at No. 12 and the Trail Blazers sitting at No. 10. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 97-94 result in favor of the Trail Blazers today.
Last time out for Portland, they were a 118-113 loser as they battled the Rockets on the road. The Trail Blazers covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 231 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Trail Blazers got a 28-point performance from LaMarcus Aldridge, who added 12 rebounds, but Houston still ran past Portland 118-113 on Sunday at Toyota Center.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Memphis's No. 19-rated squad against Portland's No. 1-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Memphis rates No. 30 in the league with 5.08 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 3 with 9.41 per outing.
Portland at San Antonio, Wednesday, March 12th
Memphis at New Orleans, Wednesday, March 12th