Portland Trail Blazers
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Portland Trail Blazers vs Memphis Grizzlies Predictions comes ahead of the clash between the two sides in the NBA on 31 July 2020, Friday. Let us take a look at the match preview, including odds and H2H, as we try to provide the best betting tips for this tie.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Memphis Grizzlies Preview
The Portland Trail Blazers surprised everyone last season when they reached the Western Conference Finals. However, the Blazers are doing much worse this year. The team is in 9th place and has only a small chance of getting into the playoffs. The good news should be the return of center Jusuf Nurkić, as well as the fact that the team will have in Orlando all the most influential players, including the star duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.
Memphis Grizzlies are a welcome surprise this season. Nobody expected the young team to fight for the playoffs, but so far, they are in 8th place and have a good chance of getting into the postseason. In Orlando, they will have the best players, including the explosive rookie Ja Morant. The only missing link is Justise Winslow, who has yet to play a game for the Grizzlies.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Memphis Grizzlies Head to Head
This season the teams have a short history of H2H games. They played against each other only once; it was 13/2/20 at Memphis FedExForum. In that game, the Memphis Grizzlies won with a score of 111 – 104. As for the stats and highlights, Portland’s backcourt, as usual, has a lot of points: 23 for CJ McCollum and 20 for Damian Lillard. Both players will play in this one. Ja Morant scored 20 points for the Grizzlies, and Brandon Clarke added 27 points.
In this match, my pick is Portland Trail Blazers. Although Memphis Grizzlies have the best record of wins and losses and confidently hold 8th place, Portland is the favourite in the upcoming match. In case of victory, they will retain real chances for the playoffs, but in case of defeat, they can finish the season. The return of Jusuf Nurkić will add confidence to the nominal hosts. As for the Memphis Grizzlies, they may lack the experience and support of their fans. Their young leaders will have a hard time getting used to playing in front of empty stands. So, my prediction is Portland wins with -2 point spread.
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