[8:00 PM] Trail Blazers @ Grizzlies

Who will WIN this matchup?

Portland Trail Blazers (12-10)

@ Memphis Grizzlies (15-8)


The line for this game is Memphis by 1.5 points.

The Portland Trail Blazers are trying to persevere through a tough road stretch as they play the third contest of the arduous slate when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday. Portland is in the midst of a five-game road trip as part of a span in which it plays eight of nine away from home.

 The loss to Milwaukee was just the second in the last six games for Portland, which made 17 3-pointers but committed 16 turnovers. Eight of the miscues occurred in the final quarter, and there was a plethora of defensive breakdowns that allowed the Bucks to score 64 second-half points, but swingman Allen Crabbe said the setback shouldn’t prompt concerns.

Power forward Zach Randolph returned to the club for Tuesday’s victory over the 76ers after missing seven games due to the death of his mother, Mae. Randolph, who contributed 12 points and 14 rebounds, was highly emotional during and after the contest.

Trail Blazers SG C.J. McCollum matched his career high of 37 points in a 100-94 victory over the Grizzlies on Nov. 6.

Standout Portland PG Damian Lillard scored exactly 30 points in each of the last two games and has tallied 30 or more on 10 occasions this season.

Memphis swingman Vince Carter (hip) is listed as questionable after missing the previous five games.


StreakSmarts Pick: Memphis Grizzlies

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick