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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trailblazers Betting Pick and Odds

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trailblazers Betting Pick and Odds. The 51-33 Portland Trailblazers host the 57-27 Memphis Grizzlies in Game 3 in a Western Conference playoff series on 4/25/2015 at Moda Center, Portland, OR; Tipoff is at 7:00 PM ET.

Wagering Odds

Point Spread: Blazers -3
Over/Under Total Line: 188.5

In Game 2 of this series the Grizzlies were at home and they beat the Blazers 97-82 and they covered the spread as a 6-point favorite. Memphis has won and covered the spread in the first 2 games of this series and they have covered the spread in 5 straight games. The total for Game 2 went Under, which has been the winning bet in both games of this series. In their last 10 games the Grizzlies are 8-2 ATS and they have an O/U record of 2-8.

On the season the Grizzlies are 20-19-2 ATS at home and 20-21 ATS on the road. Memphis has covered the spread in their last 2 road games. The Grizzlies have a home O/U record of 13-27-1 and a road O/U record of 21-19-1. In 2 of their last 3 road games the Over has been the winning bet including their last one.

Not only have the Blazers not covered the spread in either of the games of this series, but they have failed to cover in their last 6 games overall. The Blazers are in the midst of a 6-game losing streak. The total for both games of this series have gone Under while in 3 of the last 4 games in the regular season for Portland the total went Over.

The Blazers have been a better betting team at home (22-18-1 ATS) than on the road (18-23 ATS). However, in their last home game they did not cover the spread, but did so in their previous 2. This season the Under has been the bet to make on the Blazers at home, as they have a home O/U record of 15-25-1 and on the road they have an O/U record of 24-17. In their last home games the posted total went Over while in the previous 2 games the posted total went Under.

In all 6 games these 2 teams have faced each other this season, including the first 2 games of this series, the Grizzlies have won and covered the spread. In the 6 meetings the total has gone Under 4 times and that has been in the last 4 games.

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Some other angles to consider:

The Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6games against the Blazers in Portland.

The Grizzlies are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games against the Blazers overall.

In the last 4 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under every time.

This season the Blazers are 32-9 at home and the Grizzlies are 24-17 on the road.

SU and ATS Records

Memphis Grizzlies: 57-27 SU / 42-40-2 ATS
Portland Trailblazers: 51-33 SU / 40-43-1 ATS

Key Betting Trends

• MEM is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
• MEM is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a SU win of more than 10 points.
• MEM has an Over record of 6-2 in their last 8 road games.
• PORT is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
• PORT is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a SU loss of more than 10 points.
• PORT has an Under record of 7-3 in their last 10 games.

Sagarin Rankings

Memphis Grizzlies: 94.75
Portland Trailblazers: 93.43

Injury Report

GRIZZLIES
(!)[F] 04/23/2015 – Zach Randolph probable Saturday vs. Portland ( Ankle )
[G] 04/23/2015 – Beno Udrih probable Saturday vs. Portland ( Ankle )

BLAZERS
[C] 04/22/2015 – Chris Kaman “?” Saturday vs. Memphis ( Ankle )
[G] 04/22/2015 – Arron Afflalo “?” Saturday vs. Memphis ( Shoulder )
[F] 04/02/2015 – Dorell Wright out for season ( Hand )
(!)[G] 03/06/2015 – Wesley Matthews out for season ( Achilles )

Free NBA Pick

The Blazers are the betting favorite in this game even though they are 0-6 against the Grizzlies this season, 0-6 ATS against them. And lost each game in this series in Memphis by double digits. Portland shot 33.7% from the floor in Game 1 and 39% in Game 2.

LeMarcus Aldridge has been scoring, but is really struggling with his shot in the series and 2nd leading scorer Damian Lillard is a combined 10/37 from the field. The solid Memphis defense, which ranked 2nd in the league this season in opponents’ points allowed, has stiffed the Blazers. The Blazers seem to be a different team at home, but with how the Grizzlies are playing I think they will at least cover the spread in this Game 3.

Take the GRIZZLIES +3

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