NBA Free Pick – Memphis vs Portland – Game Total Prediction
Tonight’s NBA game total betting line and Memphis vs Portland free pick features two teams that have clinched a berth in the 2010-11 NBA Playoffs. While neither team can finish higher than sixth in the NBA Western Conference, both of them would prefer to avoid the Lakers and Spurs in the first round of the playoffs.
NBA Free Pick – Memphis vs Portland – Game Total Prediction: With a win at home tonight the Blazers can clinch the sixth seed in the West. If they lose, and both teams finish the regular season with the same record, the Grizzlies will hold the tie breaker if they can pull out a victory on the road this evening.
Tip off is slated for 10:00 PM EDT on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, from the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon.
NBA Game Preview: Grizzlies vs Trail Blazers
Memphis is not a great road team but they will bring their “A” game tonight coming off two wins. The Grizzlies are averaging just under 100 points per game over their past five which is consistent with their offensive production all year.
Portland is 7-3 in their past ten, having one win fewer than the Grizzlies over that span. Lamarcus Aldridge has been bringing it on both ends of the floor recording three straight double doubles. The Blazers have averaged 96 points per game over their past five.
NBA Prediction and Wagering Free Pick
These teams have meet twice, splitting the season series so far, combining for 199 points in their first meeting but just 159 in their second contest.
Tonight’s game should have a playoff like quality about it. Unless one or both teams come up with a stinker, which is unlikely based on their recent play, there should be plenty of points scored in this one.
BetED.com has the Memphis vs. Portland game total at 188.5 (-110) – Take the OVER!