The Memphis Grizzlies (-141) will look to snap a four-game losing streak when they host the Portland Trail Blazers (+117) at 8:00 ET. The Grizzlies are favored by 2.5 points and the over/under line is set at 209.

This Western Conference matchup will be played at FedExForum in Memphis and can be seen on BSSE.


The Pick: Portland Trail Blazers +2.5

This game will be played at FedExForum at 8:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 93-63 in favor of the Trail Blazers.
  • Our projections have Anfernee Simons finishing with Anfernee Simons points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Trail Blazers finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.5% and knocking down 10 threes.

Is A Road Victory Likely for Underdog Portland?

In their most recent game, the Trail Blazers were 1-point underdogs to the Grizzlies and won by a score of 122-92. This improved their overall record to 16-42, which is 14th in the Western Conference.

As underdogs, the Trail Blazers have gone 15-37 this season. They are also 26-32 against the spread and have covered the spread in three straight road games. Today, they are 2.5-point underdogs.

This season, the Trail Blazers have played in games with an average O/U line of 225.4 points. Today’s line is set at 209, and their games have averaged 223.4 points.

In the Western Conference, the Trail Blazers are 7-32 compared to 9-10 against non-conference opponents. On the road, they are 7-22 and have an ATS record of 15-14.

Despite being one of the top offensive rebounding teams in the league, the Blazers have struggled to score this season. They are currently 29th in the NBA, averaging just 107.5 points per game. On the road, they are scoring just 106.5 points per game.

Portland’s offense is heavily reliant on three-point shooting, as they are 19th in the league in three-point attempts. However, they have struggled to convert from beyond the arc, shooting just 34% on the season.

Overall, the Blazers have been below the NBA scoring average in 74.1% of their games this season. In terms of pace, they are 21st in the league at 97.7 possessions per game.

At this time, the Trail Blazers’ defense is positioned 17th in the NBA, permitting 115.9 points per game. Inside the arc, the Trail Blazers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 58.5% and 35.0% from three-point territory.

Will the Memphis Defense Show Up at Home?

Today, the Grizzlies are favored by 2.5 points at home against the Trail Blazers. Memphis has lost their last three games as the favorite and are 5-10 ATS as the favorite this season.

In the Western Conference, the Grizzlies are currently in 13th place with a record of 20-40. Within the Southwest Division, they are in 4th place.

This season, Memphis has an average scoring differential of -7.9 points per game at home. On the road, they are being outscored by an average of -5.5 PPG. The average O/U line in their games is 222.6, and their games have averaged 219 points.

Memphis’ O/U record for the season is 27-32-1, and their last two games have gone over the posted totals. Today’s line of 209 is lower than 58 of their previous games.

In their most recent game, the Grizzlies lost to the Trail Blazers by a score of 122-92. The O/U line for that game was 208.5, and Memphis was favored by 1 point going into the game.

For the season, the Grizzlies are 29-31 against the spread. At home, their ATS record is 12-18, and they have failed to cover the spread in their last two home games.

At home, the Grizzlies are last in the league in scoring at just 103.5 points per game. Overall, they are 30th in the NBA at 106.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Memphis is 30th in the league at 43%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Grizzlies are 11th in the NBA in made threes at 13.4 per game. However, they are just 29th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%. In terms of pace, Memphis is 16th in the league at 98.1 possessions per game.

So far this season, the Grizzlies have scored below the NBA scoring average in 80% of their games. They have also failed to reach their own scoring average in each of their last four games.

At present, the Grizzlies’ defense is ranked 9th, allowing 112.9 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Grizzlies are causing 14 turnovers per game, ranking 25th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 5th in rejections, averaging 6.1 blocked shots each game.