The Memphis Grizzlies (1-8) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers (3-5) on Sunday, November 12th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Crypto.com Arena and televised on BSSC. Both the Grizzlies and Clippers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 3:30 ET.
Grizzlies vs Clippers
The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Most recently, the Grizzlies lost to the Jazz with a final score of 127-121. Turning the tide, the Grizzlies picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 76-63.
The Grizzlies have a below .500 record of 1-8 as they seek to come out on top vs. the Clippers. In away games this season, the Grizzlies have put together a 1-3 record, whereas they have a 0-5 record when playing at home.
Memphis has an ATS record of 2-7 so far this season which includes their current two game losing streak vs. the spread. The Grizzlies have suffered two consecutive ATS losses when playing as underdogs, and they are 1-5 against the spread when they are the favorites.
The Clippers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their latest game against the Mavericks, Kawhi Leonard was the top scorer for the Clippers’ offense, scoring 26 points and shooting 8/15 from the field. Bones Hyland added 17 points, but unfortunately, Los Angeles was defeated in the game with a score of 144-126.
So far this season, the Clippers have a record of just 3-5, as they look to pick up a win over the Grizzlies. At this time, the team’s rank is 11th in the Western Conference, and they are also 5th in the Pacific division.
So far, Los Angeles is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 3-5. The Clippers’ flawless ATS record at home stands at 3-0, while it is 0-5 on the road vs. the spread.
Grizzlies Offense Breakdown
The Grizzlies come into today’s game as the 24th ranked scoring offense at 109 points per game. So far, Memphis is averaging 101.8 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. However, they have not been able to pair this up-tempo speed with overall scoring efficiency, as they are just 22nd in made field goals per game.
Clippers Offense Breakdown
The Clippers come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 115.4 points per game (11th). Coming into today’s game, the Clippers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.6 made 3’s per game. Los Angeles appears to be a candidate to have some offensive regression as not only are they a below average outside shooting unit, but they are generating free-throws at a rate below the NBA average.
Grizzlies Team Defense
Currently, the Grizzlies’ defense holds the 20th rank in the NBA, allowing 115.6 points per game.
In the terms of takeaways, Grizzlies are causing 14.8 turnovers per game, ranking 21st in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 4th in rejections, averaging 6.6 blocked shots each game.
Clippers Team Defense
The Clippers’ defense is presently ranked 14th in the league, allowing an average of 112.6 points per contest.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Clippers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 52.0% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.2% from downtown.
Key Players For The Grizzlies And Clippers
For today’s matchup, we project Desmond Bane to lead the scoring for the Grizzlies, putting up 18 points and shooting at a rate of 7/14. This season, he is averaging 26.4 points per game along with 4.9 boards.
On the flip side, our predictions place Kawhi Leonard as the leading scorer for the Clippers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 19 while also collecting 6 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 47.8% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 22 points per game.
Grizzlies vs Clippers Trends
- In their last five games away from home, the Grizzlies have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 1-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 105 points per game in this stretch.
- In their last five games at home, the Clippers have a straight up record of 0-5 while going 0-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 111 points per game in these contests.
- Going back to their last five games as the underdog, the Grizzlies have a straight up record of 0-5. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-4.
- The Clippers have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 2-1 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.
Grizzlies vs Clippers Prediction
For a pick on the point-spread in this Clippers vs. Grizzlies matchup, our bet is to grab the Grizzlies at +8.5. Even though our projections have the Clippers winning 108-105, we see the Grizzlies as the play on the point-spread.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 225.5, and our model predicts the Grizzlies and Clippers to score a combined 213 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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