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Grizzlies vs Trail Blazers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 2 (Injured Memphis Squad Can't Keep up in Portland)

Larry Rupp
Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Rick Bowmer
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Grizzlies vs Trail Blazers Game Info

2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
Memphis Grizzlies (4-3, 2-3 Away) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (5-1, 3-1 Home)
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022
Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Moda Center — Portland, OR
Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 NBA season keeps rolling on Wednesday night with a thrilling matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers. The Grizzlies are coming off back-to-back losses to the Utah Jazz. Monday's effort in a 121-105 loss was led by Ja Morant's 37 points (12-of-18 shooting).

Meanwhile, Portland took care of business in a 125-111 win over the Houston Rockets on Friday. Anfernee Simons stepped up once again in Damian Lillard's absence with 30 points (10-of-20), 7 assists and 5 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic posted a double-double with 27 points and 15 rebounds.

Grizzlies vs Trail Blazers Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MEM: (-186) | POR: (+156)
Spread: MEM: -4.5 (-110) | POR: +4.5 (-110)
Total: 226 —Over: (-112) | Under: (-108)

The Grizzlies enter this contest as notable road favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 226, which is among the highest of Wednesday's projected totals.

Grizzlies vs Trail Blazers Prediction & Pick

Morant was able to return from an ankle injury on Monday, but Memphis was without its best long-range shooter in Desmond Bane. Bane remains questionable to play tonight with an ankle injury of his own, which makes backing the Grizzlies a risky option. Portland enters with a ton of momentum, too.

The Trail Blazers showcased on Monday that they are much more than just Damian Lillard. This is a team that ranks sixth in offensive efficiency and ranks ninth in defensive efficiency. Nurkic has a shot to pick apart a Grizzlies defense that is giving up 51.7 points in the paint per game (No. 20 in NBA).

Portland is 4-1 straight up in its last five games against Memphis, so I'll back them to keep rolling.

Final Score Prediction: Grizzlies: 111 | Trail Blazers: 115

Grizzlies vs Trail Blazers Betting Trends

- Memphis is 1-4 straight up in its last five games against Portland.
- The total has hit the over in four of Memphis' last six games.
- Portland is 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Portland's last six games against Memphis.

Grizzlies vs Trail Blazers Best Bet

Not only is Portland 4-1 straight up in its last five games against Memphis, but it is also 4-1 against the spread (ATS) during that span. That includes a 123-119 win back in February in a game Lillard was unable to suit up for. Nurkic dropped 32 points and 8 rebounds, while Simons tallied 5 three-pointers.

It's worth mentioning that Memphis has struggled to keep games close on the road this season. The Grizzlies have lost six of their last eight games away from home dating back to last season. On the other side, Portland is playing its best basketball in years and is 5-1 ATS so far this season.

Bet: Portland Trail Blazers +4.5 (-110)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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