Portland Trail Blazers vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Odds and Predictions
The Portland Trail Blazers is set to face a strong challenge when they play Memphis Grizzlies on 25th April in Moda center at 4:00 pm EST. The Grizzlies have a lot to ponder about, but will take a lot of confidence after recent success. The side would be hoping to carry that for the rest of the season.
On the other hand, the Blazers who suffered a close loss against Grizzlies in their last game would be looking to put it behind. Even though the Trail Blazers are favored in the odds and predictions, Wizards are pressure free and will be looking to replicate their previous performance here.
FiveThirtyEight predicts a win for Portland Trail Blazers. However, the latest Portland Trail Blazers vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Odds and Predictions are yet to be updated.
The latest Portland Trail Blazers vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Odds and Predictions will be updated in below table on game day.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
Looking at the Trail Blazers’ campaign so far, they didn’t have the best of the getaways with a loss to Utah Jazz. But they put that behind pretty quickly when they picked up some significant wins in the games that followed. Their April campaign has been kind of a mixed bag where they tasted triumphs as well as defeats.
They have tasted victories against the likes of Pistons, Thunder, Spurs and Nuggets as opposed to losses against Clippers, Hornets, Heat and Grizzlies. This meant that they got demoted to 7th place with a 0.542 win-loss record so far.
The Memphis Grizzlies have had a balanced season so far with some dominating victories and unexpected losses. Despite getting away slowly, they were up to the task at the start of 2021 where they went on an important dominating spree.
In the last five outings, they have hit a roadblock struggling to capitalize on the momentum as they lost 2 games with three victories coming against Trail Blazers, Bucks and Bulls. They are currently struggling in 8h place with 30 victories and 28 losses in the Western conference. The one thing that has favored them is the impressive away record that they have carried so far.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Regular season (92 games): Grizzlies – 41 wins, Trail Blazers – 51 wins.
Playoffs (21 games): Grizzlies – 9 wins, Trail Blazers – 12 wins.
Previous meeting: Grizzlies won 130-128 on 23rd April 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to Watch
Damian Lillard is the lead guard with an average of 28.6 points and 7.6 assists in 53 games. He was on fire as he accumulated 27 points and 5 assists against Grizzlies.
Jusuf Nurkic who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 7.4 rebounds and free throw percentage of 60.3 in the current season.
Derrick Jones Jr. will be the small forward in the side has to do a lot better than 7.3 points in every outing so far.
CJ McCollum who looked out of sorts did a decent job in his last outing as he made 22 points and 9 rebounds. He also has an efficiency rating of 21.05.
Kyle Anderson is the small forward in the side with an efficiency rating of 17.06 and average of 12.2 points in every outing so far. He was one of the key contributors in the last game as he accumulated 14 points along with 8 rebounds in just 25 minutes.
Ja Morant is an important shooting guard with a field goal success of 45.1% and a 3-pointer conversion of 29% so far.
Jaren Jackson Jr. who has played at the center position made his debut where he managed 23 points and assisted on two occasions.
Dillon Brooks is another important forward who averages close to 16.6 points in every outing.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The Grizzlies have a tough task in hand with the hosts looking to bag an important win here on Sunday. According to FiveThirtyEight, despite dominance by Trail Blazers, their opponents have a reasonable chance of 34% to pull off a victory with the giant side slightly ahead.
Shifting our focus to the outright predictions, the Oddschecker platform has tipped the Portland based side as the 12th favorites to win the NBA title whereas the Grizzlies have an outside chance to live the glory this time around. SMarkets is another platform which has reiterated the same, giving a clear edge to the Trail Blazers.