Free NBA Picks Today: Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers 4/4/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers 4/4/23
Tue 4th April 2023

The Memphis Grizzlies (49-29, 34-6 Home), the NBA’s top shooting defense, host the Portland Trail Blazers (33-45, 16-22 Away) on Tuesday.

Portland squeaked by the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-105 at Target Center on Sunday. With 27 points and six assists, Shaedon Sharpe had a standout performance. The Trail Blazers are the 13th seed in the Western Conference.

Memphis lost in blowout fashion on Sunday at United Center, falling to the Chicago Bulls 128-107. Jaren Jackson Jr. had 31 points and eight rebounds in defeat to lead the team. The Grizzlies are two games behind the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference, currently sitting in second.

The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Portland and Memphis have split their two matchups this season. The Trail Blazers came out on top in the last meeting, beating the Grizzlies 122-112 at FedExForum on February 1.

Damian Lillard led the Trail Blazers with 42 points, 10 assists, and eight rebounds. Ja Morant had 32 points, 12 assists, and nine rebounds in the losing effort.

The Blazers have been led this season by Lillard, who is averaging 32.2 points per game, third-highest in the league. Lillard also has dished 7.3 assists per game, 10th-most in the league. Meanwhile, Drew Eubanks is grabbing 5.3 rebounds.

Morant (26.5 ppg) has been the primary provider for the Grizzlies on offense. He has the ninth-best scoring average in the league. Morant also has distributed 8.1 assists per game, seventh-most in the league.

Jackson Jr. has collected 6.8 rebounds per game. The Grizzlies rank as the toughest FG% defense in the league, holding foes to 45.3%. The teams have split their last 10 clashes at FedExForum (5-5).

Portland is 2-8 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -16.3 (104.7-121.0). For the season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 113.3 points per game, compared to 116.5 for opponents.

Memphis has an 8-2 record over the last 10, scoring 123.5 points per game on average while holding opponents to 117.6 (+5.9 margin). The Grizzlies are averaging 116.7 ppg for the full season while allowing 112.7.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Shaedon Sharpe: 35.2 | 13.3 | +21.9
Cam Reddish: 8.0 | 13.3 | -5.3
Points per game:
Shaedon Sharpe: 25.0 | 9.4 | +15.6
Rebounds per game:
Drew Eubanks: 7.8 | 5.3 | +2.5


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Xavier Tillman: 25.0 | 13.7 | +11.3
Rebounds per game:
Xavier Tillman: 8.4 | 5.0 | +3.4

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Memphis Grizzlies -17.5 (-110)

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