Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Pro Basketball Odds and Picks

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Sunday, 3/30/14, 9:00 PM EST
Opening Point Spread:  Portland -3
Current Betting Line:  Portland -3
Opening Total:  194
Current Total:  194
Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker

The Memphis Grizzlies are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a SU loss
The Memphis Grizzlies are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a SU loss

Memphis had its three-game winning streak snapped last Friday, as it suffered a 100-93 setback to the Golden State Warriors as two-point road underdogs, while going OVER the betting total of 185.5.  The Grizzlies have three of five probable starters averaging double figures, with forward Zach Randolph leading the way in scoring 17.3 points a contest, which is important to consider when making your pro basketball picks.  The team is 20-8 SU during the 2013-14 campaign when he leads or shares the team lead in scoring.  Memphis is 4-0 ATS in its last four games following a SU loss.

The Grizzlies are 20-15 SU when playing away from the FedExForum, including a 10-9 mark versus Western Conference opponents.  Memphis has its most effective bench unit in years, with the group averaging 33.2 points per game on 47.5 percent shooting from the floor.  It’s important to point out that the franchise has won 14 of 20 games since the All-Star break—helped by averaging 98.2 points over that span.

Portland has won back-to-back games, including a 91-74 victory over the Chicago Bulls as 4.5-point road underdogs last time out, while going UNDER the betting total for a fourth consecutive affair.  The Trail Blazers have all five starters averaging double figures, with forward LaMarcus Aldridge leading the way at 23.4 points a contest.  The squad has dropped its first two meetings against Memphis this season, including a 98-81 home defeat on Jan. 28.  Portland is 2-5 ATS in its last seven home games versus teams with a winning road record.

The Trail Blazers will need a huge effort out of Aldridge to cover this number, but he’s capable due to posting a double-double in both previous meetings against the Grizzlies.  Five of the last eight meetings in this series have been decide by six or fewer points, which can’t be ignored when looking over the pro basketball odds page.

Sports bettors will likely back the Grizzlies due to the road team going 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings in this series.

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