15* NBA Tuesday Total ANNIHILATOR on Grizzlies/Blazers UNDER 187.5
Memphis vs. Portland,
01/24/2012 22:00 EDT,
Score: 84 - 97
Total: -110/+188 Under
I anticipate a defensive battle tonight between the Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers. Both teams come in tired after playing last night, so this will be the second of a back-to-back for each squad. Look for the tempo to be slow and the points to be hard to come by against two great half-court defenses.
The UNDER is 7-1 in Memphis' eight road games this season. The Grizzlies are scoring just 85.6 points/game while allowing only 90.9 points/game away from home. That's an average combined score of 176.5 points/game. Portland is only giving up 93.6 points/game in all games this year.
This play falls into a system that is 66-26 (71.7%) to the UNDER during the last 5 seasons. It tells us to bet the UNDER on road teams where the total is between 180 and 189.5 points (MEMPHIS) - after a close win by 3 points or less. Memphis used up a lot of energy erasing a 16-point deficit in the 4th quarter last night to come back and beat the Warriors 91-90.
Memphis is 12-1 to the UNDER in road games when playing 6 or more games in 10 days over the last 2 seasons. The Grizzlies are 12-2 to the UNDER in their last 14 following six or more consecutive wins. The UNDER is 6-0 in Grizzlies last 6 games as a road underdog. The UNDER is 4-1 in Blazers last 5 games overall. The UNDER is 11-4-1 in the last 16 meetings in Portland. Roll with the UNDER in this game Tuesday.