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Trail Blazers host Grizzlies in basketball action

Memphis GrizzliesPortland Trail Blazers
March 22, 10:00 PM | Rose Garden

Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

25-19TEAM RECORD21-25

The Trail Blazers will be trying to slam the Grizzlies on Thursday when the teams tip off at Rose Garden in NBA betting action.

The Trail Blazers sport records of 21-25 and 21-25 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Grizzlies sit at 25-19 and 20-24 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 23-23 for the Trail Blazers and 20-24 for the Grizzlies.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Trail Blazers, currently No. 16 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Grizzlies, who rate No. 14 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 99-97 victory for the Trail Blazers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Portland's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 96.9 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 10 at 93.7 PPG. The Trail Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 44.5% so far, less than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.

Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.3 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.

Memphis lost its last outing, a 119-110 result against the Kings on March 20. The Grizzlies failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 229 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Grizzlies endured a 119-110 loss at the hands of the Kings on Tuesday, despite a 23-point effort from Rudy Gay at Power Balance Pavilion.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 116-87 loser as they battled the Bucks at home. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 203 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Portland was run off the court by the Bucks on Tuesday as Milwaukee blasted them 116-87 at Rose Garden.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After playing Sacramento are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing LA Lakers are 8-2
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Grizzlies at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Memphis's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Memphis's last 15 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 7 games when playing Portland
Memphis is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
Portland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Memphis
Portland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Portland's last 15 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games when playing Memphis

Next up:
Memphis at LA Clippers, Saturday, March 24
Portland at LA Lakers, Friday, March 23