Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers 8/15/2020 Spread Odds and Picks
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Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers 8/15/2020 – All eyes are now in this game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Portland Trail Blazers this Saturday, August 15. The winner of this play-in will move on to the playoffs and have a date with the Los Angeles Lakers for the first round of the NBA Western Conference Playoffs. This game will be held at the HP Field House in Kissimmee, Florida and the live coverage will be handled by ABC by 2:30 PM Eastern Time. NBA League Pass and SofaScore are the live stream providers for this match. NBA Game Odds see the Memphis Grizzlies as the big underdogs against the Portland Trail Blazers. If the Blazers lose, there will be another game, but if they win, they will move on to the playoffs.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers 8/15/2020
Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers 8/15/2020 Betting Odds
Memphis Grizzlies Betting
The Memphis Grizzlies have their backs against the wall in this next game against the Portland Trail Blazers. The team just won two of their eight playoff games inside “The Bubble” and they will need all the luck this time around. Much is expected from rookie Ja Morant to grow up fast and a match-up against Damian Lillard. Jaren Jackson also needs to be on point along with Dillon Brooks to help in the scoring load. It will be Jonas Valanciunas that will be the veteran presence for the team but he also got his hands full matching up with Jusuf Nurkic and Hassan Whiteside coming off the bench.
Players to Watch: J. Morant PG GP 67 GS 67 MIN 31 PTS 17.8 OR 0.8 DR 3.1 REB 3.9 AST 7.3 STL 0.9 BLK 0.3 TO 3.3 PF 1.6 AST/TO 2.2 PER 17.44
J. Jackson Jr. PF GP 57 GS 57 MIN 28.5 PTS 17.4 OR 1 DR 3.6 REB 4.6 AST 1.4 STL 0.7 BLK 1.6 TO 1.7 PF 4.1 AST/TO 0.8 PER 16.32
D. Brooks SG GP 73 GS 73 MIN 28.9 PTS 16.2 OR 0.9 DR 2.4 REB 3.3 AST 2.1 STL 0.9 BLK 0.4 TO 1.7 PF 3.8 AST/TO 1.2 PER 11.35.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
Unlike the Memphis Grizzlies, the Portland Trail Blazers won six of their eight games in the bubble to secure this twice-to-beat advantage in this play-in. Damian Lillard has been phenomenal as he averaged 51 points per game in the last three games and he is expected to come up with another huge scoring night. C.J. McCullum and Carmelo Anthony provides other scoring option from the wings and the return of Jusuf Nurkic has rejuvenated the team. Still, this team has been getting good production from Gary Trent Jr and shot-blocker Hassan Whiteside is now coming off the bench.
Players to watch: D. Lillard PG GP 66 GS 66 MIN 37.5 PTS 30 OR 0.5 DR 3.8 REB 4.3 AST 8 STL 1.1 BLK 0.3 TO 2.9 PF 1.7 AST/TO 2.7 PER 26.94
C. McCollum SG GP 70 GS 70 MIN 36.5 PTS 22.2 OR 0.7 DR 3.6 REB 4.2 AST 4.4 STL 0.8 BLK 0.6 TO 1.8 PF 2.6 AST/TO 2.4 PER 17.07
J. Nurkic C GP 8 GS 8 MIN 31.6 PTS 17.6 OR 2.9 DR 7.4 REB 10.3 AST 4 STL 1.4 BLK 2 TO 2.4 PF 4.9 AST/TO 1.7 PER 22.66.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers 8/15/2020 Betting Numbers
Memphis are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
Justise Winslow PF Hip is out for season
Portland Trail Blazers
Trevor Ariza SF Personal is out for season
Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Picks
With the way the Portland Trail Blazers have been playing, it is hard to see Damian Lillard being owned by a rookie. More so, the bigs of the Blazers are going to outdo the frontcourt of the Grizzlies. This should be a game that Portland will take and Top Online Sportsbook also see them moving forward to the playoffs against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Moneyline: The Grizzlies as the underdogs in this game is given an ML of +215 while the Blazers are at -260.
ATS: It is six points separating both teams in this crucial game. Blazers are at -6 while the Grizzlies are on the far side at +6.
TOTALs: It is 233.5 points on the total for this match. Grizzlies are the team over while the Blazers will go under.
Score Prediction: 122 – 108 Blazers