Stephen Nover's NBA Wednesday Dominator
Portland vs. Memphis,
02/12/2020 20:00 EDT,
Score: 104 - 111
Point Spread: +5/-109 Portland
Portland has stepped up recently going 7-2 ATS in its last nine games, while defeating the Pacers, Rockets, Lakers, Jazz and Heat during this stretch. But the Trail Blazers couldn't keep it up against much-improved New Orleans on Tuesday, losing 138-117 on the road.
That defeat dropped the Trail Blazers 2 1/2 games in back of Memphis for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. So even though the Trail Blazers carry a huge fatigue rating - this is their fifth game in seven days - I'm expecting an all-out effort from a prideful bunch. This is close to a must-win spot for the Trail Blazers and they will be idle for the next nine days following this game.
The Grizzlies are playing well, but are flirting with danger shooting just 23.8 percent from 3-point range during their last five games.