Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers 7/31/2020 NBA Odds and Picks
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Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers 7/31/2020 – The National Basketball Association is back and they will be featuring playoff-contending teams every night inside “The Bubble” this Friday, July 31 at 4:00 pm Eastern Time, the Memphis Grizzlies are going up against seeding rival Portland Trail Blazers. This game will be televised by NBA TV and will be played at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena in Reunion, Florida. Streaming is available via NBA League Pass subscription and SofaScore. Even with the higher record, NBA Betting Covers predict that this match will swing towards the Portland Trail Blazers winning over the young Memphis Grizzlies.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers 7/31/2020
Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers 7/31/2020 Betting Odds
Memphis Grizzlies Betting
The Memphis Grizzlies are holding on to the final playoff spot in the NBA Western Conference with their record standing at 32-33. Having a good grip at the 8th place in the conference, the lost their last four games before the pandemic happened. This team now puts their playoff hopes in the hands of their rookie in Ja Morant who has been doing 17.6 points and 6.9 assists and Jaren Jackson Jr. doing 16.9 points a night. Jonas Valanciunas and Dillon Brooks help this team out from the inside and the outside but they also found good potential in Kyle Anderson and Brandon Clarke during the scrimmages as both players did double-digit contributions in the offensive end.
Players to watch: J. Morant PG GP 59 GS 59 MIN 30 PTS 17.6 OR 0.7 DR 2.8 REB 3.5 AST 6.9 STL 0.9 BLK 0.3 TO 3.2 PF 1.5 AST/TO 2.1 PER 18.02
J. Jackson Jr. PF GP 54 GS 54 MIN 28 PTS 16.9 OR 1 DR 3.7 REB 4.7 AST 1.4 STL 0.7 BLK 1.6 TO 1.7 PF 4.1 AST/TO 0.8 PER 16.2
D. Brooks SG GP 65 GS 65 MIN 28.5 PTS 15.7 OR 0.9 DR 2.3 REB 3.3 AST 2 STL 0.9 BLK 0.4 TO 1.7 PF 3.8 AST/TO 1.2 PER 11.18.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Portland Trail Blazers pose as the biggest threat to the Memphis Grizzlies for the final spot of the NBA Western Conference playoff picture and they trail them by 3.5 games. It may look wide but this time around, they will have a healthy Jusuf Nurkic back in the roster. Along with Carmelo Anthony as a mid-season acquisition, they join 50-point threat Damian Lillard, C.J. McCullom and the defensive stalwart Hassan Whiteside to form one of the most stable starting fives in the entire NBA. Along with the potential of back-up guard Anfernee Simons and Zach Collins rotating with the big men, the Blazers can make a good run for the final playoff spot in the west.
Players to Watch: D. Lillard PG GP 58 GS 58 MIN 36.9 PTS 28.9 OR 0.5 DR 3.8 REB 4.3 AST 7.8 STL 1 BLK 0.4 TO 2.9 PF 1.7 AST/TO 2.7 PER 26.25
C. McCollum SG GP 62 GS 62 MIN 36 PTS 22.5 OR 0.7 DR 3.4 REB 4.1 AST 4.3 STL 0.7 BLK 0.6 TO 1.9 PF 2.6 AST/TO 2.3 PER 17.45
H. Whiteside C GP 61 GS 61 MIN 31.3 PTS 16.3 OR 4 DR 10.2 REB 14.2 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 3.1 TO 1.9 PF 2.9 AST/TO 0.6 PER 25.04.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers 7/31/2020 Betting Numbers
Memphis are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games.
J. Winslow PF (Hip) is out for season
Portland Trail Blazers
T. Ariza SF (Personal) is out for season
Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Picks
The Memphis Grizzlies are in a true test against the Portland Trail Blazers especially that they are coming off from a losing streak. Both teams should go all out in this first official NBA game inside the bubble but Online Sportsbook sees the Blazers holding a slight advantage over the young Grizzlies.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Grizzlies if they pull a victory is at +110 while the Blazers are at -130.
ATS: It is just two points across the spread between the Grizzlies and Blazers. Memphis holds the +2 while Portland is at -2.
TOTALs: 222.5 is the given total for each team to reach with the Blazers going over and the Grizzlies are under.
Score Prediction: 108 – 100 Trail Blazers