Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, April 4, 2023

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Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 4, 2023

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Damian Lillard’s Portland Trail Blazers (33-45) are huge, 17.5-point underdogs when they square off against the Ja Morant-led Memphis Grizzlies (49-29) on April 4, 2023. The matchup has an over/under of 228.5.

Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers Odds

  • Grizzlies odds to win: -1909
  • Trail Blazers odds to win: +1042
  • Spread: Grizzlies (-17.5)
  • Total: 228.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee
  • TV: BSSE and ROOT Sports NW+

Who Will Win Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers?

Grizzlies and Trail Blazers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Trail Blazers are 1-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 17.5-point underdogs.

These teams average 230 points per game combined, 1.5 more than the total of 228.5.

Memphis and Portland have seen its opponents average a combined 0.7 more points per game than the point total of 228.5 set for this outing.

The Grizzlies’ average point total in matchups this year is 229.3, 0.8 points higher than the total in this game.

Portland’s games this season have averaged a total of 229.8 points, 1.3 more than the point total in this matchup.

Memphis has a 36-38-4 record against the spread this season.

So far this year, the Trail Blazers have compiled a 35-42-1 record against the spread.

Grizzlies Stats & Insights

The Grizzlies are outscoring opponents by four points per game with a +312 scoring differential overall. They put up 116.7 points per game (eighth in the NBA) and give up 112.7 per outing (11th in the league).

The Grizzlies are second in the league at 46.6 rebounds per game. That’s 2.3 more than the 44.3 their opponents average.

Memphis connects on 11.9 three-pointers per game (16th in the league) at a 35.1% rate (22nd in the NBA), compared to the 12.8 its opponents make while shooting 35.2% from deep.

The Grizzlies rank 18th in the league by averaging 112 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are second in the NBA, allowing 108.1 points per 100 possessions.

So far in 2022-23, the Grizzlies’ offense has been much better at home, where they average 119.8 points per game, compared to road games, where they put up 113.4 per game. Defensively, they have been much better when playing at home, where they give up 109.2 points per game, versus road games, where they let their opponents to score 116.3 per game.

Trail Blazers Stats & Insights

The Trail Blazers have been outscored by 3.2 points per game (posting 113.3 points per game, 20th in league, while giving up 116.5 per outing, 20th in NBA) and have a -250 scoring differential.

Portland loses the rebound battle by 2.1 boards on average. It records 40.7 rebounds per game, 27th in the league, while its opponents pull down 42.8.

The Trail Blazers hit 12.9 three-pointers per game (eighth-most in the league), while their opponents have made 12.3 on average.

The Trail Blazers average 112.2 points per 100 possessions on offense (14th in league), and allow 115.5 points per 100 possessions (26th in NBA).

In 2022-23 Portland is scoring 5.5 more points per game at home (116) than on the road (110.5).

Grizzlies Key Players to Watch

The Grizzlies active leader in points and assists this season is Morant, who scores 26.5 points per game along with 8.1 assists.

Jaren Jackson Jr.’s averages this season are 18 points, 6.8 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game.

Desmond Bane makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Grizzlies, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.8 per contest.

Tyus Jones averages one steal per game, while Jackson has three blocks per contest.

Trail Blazers Key Players to Watch

Lillard takes the top spot on the Trail Blazers scoring and assist lists among active players, putting up 32.2 points and 7.3 assists per game.

Drew Eubanks has per-game averages of 6.4 points, 1.3 assists and 5.3 rebounds this season.

Lillard knocks down 4.2 threes per game.

The Trail Blazers’ defensive efforts get a lift from Matisse Thybulle’s 1.2 steals and Eubanks’ 1.2 blocks per game.

Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Trail Blazers (+ 17.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (228.5)

  • Prediction:
    Grizzlies 121 – Trail Blazers 109

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