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Grizzlies vs. Blazers odds, line, spread: 2021 NBA picks, April 23 predictions from proven computer model

The Memphis Grizzlies will take on the Portland Trail Blazers at 10 p.m. ET on Friday at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. Portland is 32-26 overall and 16-14 at home, while the Grizzlies are 29-28 overall and 16-12 on the road. The teams have split their first two meetings this season. 

Portland is favored by 3.5-points in the latest Blazers vs. Grizzlies odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 232.5. Before entering any Grizzlies vs. Blazers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and it has returned over $9,200 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past two-plus seasons. The model is up over $1,200 on its top-rated picks this season, and dating back to last year, it entered Week 18 of the 2020-21 NBA schedule on a stunning 96-60 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Blazers vs. Grizzlies:

  • Blazers vs. Grizzlies spread: Blazers -3.5
  • Blazers vs. Grizzlies over-under: 232.5 points
  • Blazers vs. Grizzlies money line: Portland -165, Memphis +145 

Featured Game | Portland Trail Blazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies

What you need to know about the Blazers

Portland lost a tight decision to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, 106-105. Portland squandered a five-point lead with 1:03 left. Damian Lillard led the Blazers with 22 points. He had missed the previous three games with a hamstring injury. For the season, Lillard is averaging 28.6 points, 7.6 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game. 

Portland has lost three consecutive games and eight of its last 11. The Blazers are tied for the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference. Derrick Jones Jr. (hip) is questionable for Friday’s game. 

What you need to know about the Grizzlies

Meanwhile, Memphis fell 117-105 to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. Memphis was up 39-24 at the end of the first quarter but couldn’t hold on to the lead. Ja Morant (22 points) was the top scorer for the Grizzlies. Memphis has a half-game lead for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference. 

Jonas Valanciunas (concussion) remains out of the lineup for Memphis. He last played on April 17. Jaren Jackson Jr. had 15 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots in 18 minutes as he made his season debut on Wednesday after recovering from knee surgery. Memphis will be trying to avoid a third consecutive loss on Friday. 

How to make Grizzlies vs. Blazers picks

The model has simulated Blazers vs. Grizzlies 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Blazers vs. Grizzlies? And which side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Blazers vs. Grizzlies spread to jump on Friday, all from the model that is on an incredible 96-60 roll.



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