Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction 2/23/2024

The Los Angeles Clippers (36-18) travel to face off against the Memphis Grizzlies (20-36) on Friday, February 23rd. This game will be played at FedExForum in Memphis and televised on BSSE. The Grizzlies are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Clippers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Bucks. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Clippers vs Grizzlies

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The Clippers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their latest game against the Thunder, Kawhi Leonard was the top scorer for the Clippers’ offense, scoring 20 points and shooting 9/12 from the field. Norman Powell put up 19 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Los Angeles ended up losing the game with a final score of 129-107.

When the Clippers take on the Grizzlies, they come in with an overall record of 36-18 and are 1-2 in their last three games. On the road, the Clippers are 16-12 this season compared to 20-6 at home.

Los Angeles comes in with an overall ATS record of 29-25 so far this season. Los Angeles has not been good vs. the spread in their last three home games, and they are 14-12 ATS at home compared to 15-13 on the road.

The Grizzlies Are Coming Off A Win

In their last game, the Grizzlies defeated the Bucks with a final score of 113-110. Before the game, the Grizzlies were the underdogs with a +14 point advantage, securing both a straight-up and ATS victory. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 222.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Clippers, the Grizzlies are 20-36 overall. On the road, they are 13-16 while at home they are 7-20.

Memphis comes in with an overall ATS record of 27-29 so far this season. This season, Memphis has a 5-9 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 22-20 when playing as underdogs.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

The Clippers arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 118.1 points per game (9th).

When it comes to scoring, the Clippers are 9th in the league at 118.1 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 118.8 points compared to 117.3 at home.

So far this season, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 53.7% of their games. When it comes to pace, they are 25th in the league at 97.4 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Clippers are 6th in field goal percentage at 49%. They are also one of the best three-point shooting teams in the league, hitting 39% of their attempts (1st).

Grizzlies Offense Breakdown

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Memphis has recorded an average of 107.1 points per game (30th) throughout 56 games games.

At home, the Grizzlies are averaging just 104.9 points per game, which is the 30th ranked offense in the NBA. Overall, Memphis is 30th in scoring, averaging 107.1 points per game.

When it comes to pace, the Grizzlies are 16th in the league at 98.4 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Memphis is 29th at 44%.

One area where the Grizzlies have excelled this season is three-point shooting. They are 8th in the NBA in made threes at 13.7 per game but are 29th in three-point shooting percentage at 35%.

Clippers Team Defense

On defense, the Clippers come into the game ranked 11th in the league in points allowed at 113.0 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 125 points per contest (10th). When it comes to forced turnovers, the Clippers are forcing 12.1 per game, which is 8th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 17th in blocked shots at 5.2 per game.

Grizzlies Team Defense

For the season, Memphis is sitting 9th in terms of points allowed per game (113.0). It is worth noting they have given up a fewer number of points in two straight games. The Memphis defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.9% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.4% of their field goal attempts vs. Memphis.

Key Players For The Clippers And Grizzlies

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Kawhi Leonard as the primary point contributor for the Clippers, finishing with 24 points while maintaining a 9/17 shooting accuracy. Throughout this season, his average stands at 24 points per game, along with 6.1 rebounds.

On the other side, Jaren Jackson Jr. is our projected leading scorer for the Grizzlies. We have him ending the game with a team-high 22 and grabbing 6 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 44.9%, and he is contributing 22.3 points per game on average.

Clippers vs Grizzlies Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Los Angeles has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 128 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Memphis has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 103 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Grizzlies have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 4-1.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Clippers have a straight up record of 7-3 and an ATS mark of 5-5.

Clippers vs Grizzlies Prediction

In this Clippers vs. Grizzlies matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Grizzlies at +9.5. While we project the Clippers to win 132-125, our recommendation is to bet on the Grizzlies for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 223 and our model has the Clippers and Grizzlies finishing with a combined 257 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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