The Memphis Grizzlies' undefeated start to the 2021-22 NBA season came to an end against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, and they'll try their luck against another Western Conference rival on Wednesday. The Portland Trail Blazers will host Memphis at the Moda Center and could rebound from Monday's blowout loss to the Los Angeles Clippers with a win. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Trail Blazers as 2.5-point favorites, and the Over-Under is set at 234. (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). Tip-off is set for 10 p.m. ET.
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The model knows the Grizzlies have been terrible on defense. Memphis has the worst defensive rating (117.1) in the NBA and is giving up more than 118 points per game. That weakness could be detrimental to the visitors against a team with dynamic scorers.
The model also knows the Trail Blazers haven't quite hit their stride on offense. While Portland boasts a top-1o scoring offense, Damian Lillard is shooting less than 40 percent from the field and less than 10 percent from three. He'll have to bounce back to help his team keep up with the NBA's highest-scoring offense.
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