Memphis faces Portland, aims to halt 4-game skid

Portland Trail Blazers (16-42, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (20-40, 13th in the Western Conference)

Memphis, Tennessee; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Grizzlies -1.5; over/under is 209

BOTTOM LINE: Memphis enters the matchup against Portland as losers of four straight games.

The Grizzlies have gone 13-27 against Western Conference teams. Memphis currently has the NBA's lowest-scoring offense averaging just 106.2 points per game.

The Trail Blazers have gone 7-32 against Western Conference opponents. Portland is 8-26 against opponents over .500.

The Grizzlies average 13.4 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.9 more made shots on average than the 11.5 per game the Trail Blazers give up. The Trail Blazers' 43.9% shooting percentage from the field this season is 3.5 percentage points lower than the Grizzlies have given up to their opponents (47.4%).

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. The Trail Blazers won 122-92 in the last matchup on March 2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 22.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks for the Grizzlies. Gregory Jackson is averaging 14.8 points over the past 10 games for Memphis.

Jerami Grant is scoring 21.4 points per game and averaging 3.7 rebounds for the Trail Blazers. Anfernee Simons is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Portland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Grizzlies: 2-8, averaging 102.4 points, 38.4 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 8.0 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.9 points per game.

Trail Blazers: 1-9, averaging 102.7 points, 42.5 rebounds, 22.9 assists, 8.6 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 43.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.0 points.

INJURIES: Grizzlies: Jaren Jackson Jr.: day to day (quad), Desmond Bane: out (ankle), Brandon Clarke: out (achilles), Scotty Pippen Jr.: out (back), Ja Morant: out for season (shoulder), John Konchar: day to day (thumb), Marcus Smart: out (finger), Luke Kennard: day to day (illness), Derrick Rose: day to day (back).

Trail Blazers: Deandre Ayton: day to day (hand), Malcolm Brogdon: out (elbow), Scoot Henderson: out (abductor), Robert Williams III: out for season (knee), Shaedon Sharpe: out (abdominal).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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