10:10 pm
December 19

Grizzlies @ Trail Blazers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Memphis Grizzlies (16-14)

@ Portland Trail Blazers (17-13)


Current odds:

Memphis Grizzlies: (+220)

Portland Trail Blazers: (-270)


The line for the game is Portland by 6 points.

The bright spot for Memphis’ offense came off the bench on Monday from small forward Omri Casspi, who went out and scored a season-high 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting against his former team. Casspi’s breakout came after a three-game stretch in which he totaled four points on 2-of-5 shooting. The Grizzlies did not get as much on Monday from the power forward spot, from where Jaren Jackson Jr. and JaMychal Green combined for six points on 2-of-12 shooting.

Lillard scored 32 of his 39 points in the second half on Monday and finished 11-of-20 from the floor, including 6-of-7 from 3-point range. “(Lillard) had it going,” Portland coach Terry Stotts told reporters. “I thought our guys did a really good job of screening and giving him some space to get some good looks at the threes. I’m not sure what he had in the third quarter, but when you give him time and space, I like our chances.” McCollum, who was the lone offensive bright spot with 40 points at Memphis last week, added 27 points on 11-of-19 shooting in Monday’s triumph.

Trail Blazers C Jusuf Nurkic went 8-of-12 from the floor on Monday after combining to go 5-of-30 in the previous two contests.

StreakSmarter Pick
Portland Trail Blazers