NBA Betting: PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS at MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES (4/22)

PRO BASKETBALL — April 22

PORTLAND at MEMPHIS
(GetThatBet Line: Grizzlies -6, Total 192) — The Grizzlies just make it so hard for Portland to mount any kind of offense; they held the Blazers to 34% shooting, and to shut them down is not all that uncommon. Remember that Memphis won all four games against Portland during the regular season, allowing them to shoot better than 40% only once. And Portland got no transition at all going in Game 1, with only six fast-break points. This is a team that shot just 19-47 in the paint, and that demonstrates an incredible job by Memphis down low with their defensive scheme. Also, Mike Conley, who is being bothered by a foot injury, is being ably spelled byBeno Udrih, who had 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in the first game. This appears to be just a matter of styles, and Memphis has all the advantages in that regard.

PLAY BY JAY: MEMPHIS -6 ***

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