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Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers 2022 NBA Odds and Preview – November 2nd

By Jeff Stinger

The Memphis Grizzlies and the Portland Trail Blazers battle it out at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter on Wednesday night. Memphis just ended back-to-back games against Utah, both of which went in favor of their opponents. The results bring their record down to 4-3 and good for eighth place in the Western Conference. Meanwhile, the Blazers secured a comfortable 125-111 win over the Rockets and currently sit on top of the conference with a 5-1 record.

Nitrobetting shares the latest news, NBA odds, and special features throughout the 2022-23 NBA season. Let’s take a closer look at the first Grizzlies vs. Blazers face-off of the year.

Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers Game Information

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Why Bet on the Memphis Grizzlies?

Ja Morant erupted for 37 points, five rebounds, and four assists in their losing effort against the Jazz. Dillon Brooks was right behind him with 19 points, four rebounds, and an assist. The two starters will remain pivotal pieces in Wednesday night’s game. However, the Grizzlies might not see the presence of Desmond Bane and Steven Adams as both remain under observation and listed day-to-day.

As a team, the Grizzlies are the fourth-highest-scoring team in the league. They average 118.1 points per game on 46.9% shooting. Although the squad needs to shoot better from short range with a 52.2% two-point shooting record and poor free-throw averages at 68.1%, they do significantly better from deep. Memphis hits 38.0% of their attempts from beyond the arc and is good for a top-ten record in the league. Defensively, they hold opponents to 121.4 points per game on 48.1% shooting.

Why Bet on the Portland Trail Blazers?

The Trail Blazers starting lineup looks banged up ahead of Wednesday’s clash against the Grizzlies. Damian Lillard suffered a right calf strain which leaves him out of the picture, while forward Josh Hart is questionable due to a concussion. Gary Payton II is also out until November 15 after picking up an abdomen injury. While this leaves the Blazers vulnerable, we expect the team’s depth to show up in the coming days. Shaedon Sharpe fills in for Dame with Nassir Little lined up behind Josh Hart should the latter fail to suit up.

Portland averages 115.3 points per game on an imposing 47.9% shooting. They do well from short and long-range, hitting 54.1% of two-point and 37.7% of three-point attempts. The lineup features consistent shooters and is guaranteed to test the Grizzlies’ defense in this matchup. Meanwhile, their defense works just as well, holding opponents to 110.5 points per game on 46.4% opponent shooting.

Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends

  • The Grizzlies are 2-3 in the last five road games (1-4 ATS).
  • The Grizzlies are 3-4 in the last seven games against the Blazers (3-4 ATS).
  • The totals went over in three of the Grizzlies’ last five road games.
  • The Blazers are 3-2 in the last five games at Moda Center (3-2 ATS).
  • The Blazers are 2-3 in the last five home games against the Grizzlies (1-4 ATS).
  • The totals went under in three of the Blazers’ last six home games.

Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers Expert Betting Prediction

The shorthanded Grizzlies squad could make or break the results in this matchup. Desmond Bane and Steven Adams are crucial pieces to score a comfortable win, but the Blazers are just as hurt as they are and will be missing Josh Hart and Damian Lillard again. The hosts have been one of the surprise teams of the season so far, but without their best player on the floor, the Grizzlies have a good chance of winning this. Expect big games from Morant and Brooks as they try to bounce back here. Nevertheless, don’t overlook the Blazers as they still have enough firepower to cover the spread and keep the scoreline close.

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