Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 1, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on February 29, 2024

A contest between two of the NBA’s coldest teams will see the Memphis Grizzlies (20-39) favored by one point over the Portland Trail Blazers (15-42) at FedExForum on March 1, 2024. The Grizzlies have dropped three in a row, and are 2-8 in their past 10 games. The Trail Blazers have lost nine straight, and are 1-9 in their past 10. The over/under for the contest is 207.5.

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Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Total
Grizzlies -1 207.5

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Injury Report as of March 1

Grizzlies: Ja Morant: Out (Shoulder), Brandon Clarke: Out (Achilles), Marcus Smart: Out (Finger), Chimezie Metu: Doubtful (Trade Pending), Desmond Bane: Out (Ankle), Scotty Pippen Jr.: Out (Lower Back), Derrick Rose: Out (Low Back), Luke Kennard: Doubtful (Illness), Jaren Jackson: Out (Quadricep), John Konchar: Doubtful (Thumb), Gregory Jackson: Questionable (Quadricep), Victor Oladipo: Out (Knee)

Trail Blazers: Malcolm Brogdon: Out (Illness), Scoot Henderson: Out (Adductor), Robert Williams: Out (Knee), Shaedon Sharpe: Out (Abdomen), Deandre Ayton: Doubtful (Hand), Moses Brown: Questionable (Wrist)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Grizzlies (-1)
Total Pick Over (207.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers Stat Rankings

Grizzlies Avg. (Rank) Trail Blazers Avg. (Rank)
106.4 (30th) Points Scored 107.2 (29th)
112.7 (9th) Points Allowed 116.3 (17th)
41.8 (25th) Rebounds 41.7 (26th)
10.0 (21st) Off. Rebounds 12.2 (5th)
13.5 (9th) 3pt Made 11.5 (25th)
25.2 (23rd) Assists 22.6 (30th)
13.9 (22nd) Turnovers 14.1 (27th)

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Grizzlies Key Players

Gregory Jackson 25 11.6 3.6 0.8 0.5 0.6 1.8
Lamar Stevens 6 11 5.8 0.8 0.3 1.2 0.5
Luke Kennard 29 10.7 2.9 2.9 0.5 0 2.7
Santi Aldama 47 10.3 5.5 2.1 0.7 0.7 1.6
Vince Williams Jr. 46 9.8 5.7 3.2 0.9 0.6 1.5

Trail Blazers Key Players

Anfernee Simons 34 22.6 3.5 5.2 0.5 0.1 3.3
Jerami Grant 50 21.7 3.7 2.8 0.8 0.7 2.1
Deandre Ayton 40 14.3 10.6 1.7 1.1 0.8 0
Dalano Banton 6 8.8 2.8 1.7 0.5 0.2 0.7
Duop Reath 43 8.7 3.8 1.1 0.5 0.5 1.3

Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, the Grizzlies are 28-30-1 this season.
  • As 1-point favorites or more, Memphis is 5-9 against the spread.
  • The Grizzlies have seen 26 of their 59 games go over the point total.
  • A total of 45 times so far this season, Memphis and its opponent have combined for more than 207.5 points.
  • The over/under in this matchup is 207.5 points, 11.6 fewer than the average total in this season’s Grizzlies contests.
  • The Trail Blazers have 25 wins in 57 games against the spread this season.
  • Portland has an ATS record of 24-27 as a 1-point underdog or greater.
  • Out of 57 Trail Blazers games so far this year, 26 have gone over the total.
  • Portland’s games have finished with over 207.5 points scored 46 times this year.
  • The average total points scored in Trail Blazers games this year (207.5) is 16.0 points higher than the total for this matchup.

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