NBA Picks: Portland Trailblazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies Prediction: March 6th 2013
NBA Picks: March 6th 2013
Portland Trailblazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Prediction: Memphis -6.5
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Doc’s Sports Free NBA Pick for Wednesday, March 6th 2013. This line is slimmer than it would otherwise be because Zach Randolph is listed as doubtful for this one. However, we think that that injury is overblown if it is going to affect the line this much. Memphis is more of a system team and a team that relies on strong defense to dominate games. The loss of one player, even a dominant one like Randolph, is not going to hurt this team as much as it would others. This team plays great team basketball, and the system as a whole is more important than any one player. And, as always happens in the NBA, when a key player like this goes down, the oddsmakers often overreact and then other players step up and render that player loss a non-issue. We think that has more of a chance to happen tonight with this team than it would with most others. This Portland team has won three of four. But two of those wins came against Charlotte and Minnesota, both at home. This team has lost six straight on the road, and they are 1-5 ATS in their last six road games. We were bullish on this Portland team a couple months ago as they were in prime position to secure one of the lower playoff seedings in the west, but this team showed a real lack of heart in going in the tank and basically blowing their season. This team has a real lack of depth, and they just don’t play the same kind of team basketball that Memphis does. The Grizzlies are a Top 5 ATS team for winning and covering games like this, and we have no doubt that will be the case here on Wednesday.