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Grizzlies take on Trail Blazers in important seeding-round matchup

Memphis and Portland open up the seeding round with a battle that has major playoff implications. We preview the game with odds, betting splits and lineup news.

Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers handles the ball against the Indiana Pacers during a scrimmage on July 23, 2020 at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida.  Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

The Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers start off their seeding-round schedule in the NBA bubble in a game with major playoff implications. The Grizzlies are 3.5 games up on the Blazers with eight games to play. If Portland wants to force a play-in tournament, a win in this game will be crucial. We go over all the betting information and lineup news you need to know before tip-off.

TV Info

The game will begin at 4:00 p.m. ET at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Florida. The game will be broadcast on NBA TV and NBA League Pass.

Betting lines and odds

Spread: Trail Blazers (-2)
Over/Under: 222.5
Moneyline: Grizzlies (+112), Trail Blazers (-134)

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Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
MEM Grizzlies +2 8% 16% Over 222.5 46% 44% +112 17% 22%
POR Trail Blazers -2 92% 84% Under 222.5 54% 56% -134 83% 78%

Lineup Notes

Grizzlies — The only major blow to the Grizzlies lineup since the return is Justise Winslow, who is out for the rest of the season due to a hip injury. Winslow wasn’t a regular prior to the break, so this shouldn’t change much. The Grizzlies’ young roster looked fresh in scrimmages and appears ready to push for the playoffs.

Trail Blazers — It’s worth noting Damian Lillard was held out of Sunday’s scrimmage due to a foot injury. It was likely a precaution and we should expect Dame to be ready to go for the opener. Rodney Hood (Achilles) is not going to play in the restart and Nassir Little is dealing with a concussion and his status is up in the air for this game.