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Memphis GrizzliesPortland Trail Blazers
43-29March 30, 2014, 09:00 | Moda Center47-27



The Trail Blazers will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Grizzlies at Moda Center in NBA wagering action.

This season the Trail Blazers are 47-27 overall and 40-34 ATS against the number, while the Grizzlies are 43-29 and 32-38-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Portland is 41-32-1 on the OU, and Memphis is 35-37.View Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Grizzlies listed as 3-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 192 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 14-rated Grizzlies taking on the No. 8-rated Trail Blazers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 96-94 win for the Trail Blazers on Sunday.

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The Grizzlies were a 100-93 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (193) made winners of OVER bettors. Zach Randolph scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Grizzlies to victory (they lost 100-93 to Golden State at Oracle Arena on Friday).

Last time out for Portland, they were a 91-74 winner as they battled the Bulls on the road. The Trail Blazers covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 165 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Portland got 18 points from Mo Williams en route to a 91-74 victory over Chicago on Friday at United Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 4-ranked offense (106.64 PPG) against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 3 at 94.01 PPG. The Trail Blazers have averaged 44.75% from the field per game, less than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (46.33% on average).

Next up:
Memphis at Denver, Monday, March 31st
Portland at Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 1st

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