Memphis-Los Angeles NBA Prediction

NBA Memphis vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction 12/29/2023

The Memphis Grizzlies (10-20) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers (18-12) on Friday, December 29th. This game will be played at Arena. The Clippers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Grizzlies are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hornets. Tip-off is set for 10:30 ET.

Grizzlies vs Clippers

The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Grizzlies were defeated by the Nuggets in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 142-105. the Grizzlies not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +9.5 point underdogs. The over/under line entering this matchup was 221.5 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.

When playing at home, the Grizzlies have gone 2-11 this season compared to their 8-9 record on the road. In their last three games, the Grizzlies are 2-1 and have an overall record of 10-20.

Memphis has an overall ATS record of 13-17 for the season so far. With a four game ATS win streak as favorites, the Grizzlies are 8-12 against the spread when they are underdogs.

The Clippers Are Coming Off A Win

The Clippers clinched a 113-104 win over the Hornets in their previous game. The Clippers entered the game as -11.5-point favorites, but their 9 point victory fell short of covering the spread. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 217 points ended up below the over/under line of 226.

With an overall record of 18-12, the Clippers enter today’s game vs. the Grizzlies. In their last ten games, they are 8-2 and currently hold the 4th spot in the Western Conference. Additionally, they are leading the Pacific division.

This season, Los Angeles holds an ATS record of 14-16, which also includes their three game losing streak against the spread. During this season, Los Angeles has a 13-10 record against the spread as favorites and 1-6 as underdogs.

Grizzlies Offense Breakdown

The Grizzlies come into today’s game as the 30th ranked scoring offense at 107.3 points per game. The Grizzlies come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.9 made 3’s per game. If the Memphis offense is going to improve, they would benefit from attacking the basket and generating looks at the line. So far, they are ranked just 27th in made free-throws per game.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

Heading into play, the Clippers’ offense is rated 11th in the league in scoring, averaging 116.6 points per contest. Coming into today’s game, the Clippers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.5 made 3’s per game. Although Los Angeles has struggled with their outside shot, they have done a good job taking care of the ball, averaging just 12.4 turnovers per game.

Grizzlies Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Grizzlies’ defense is giving up an average of 113.4 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Grizzlies defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 51.5% and 38.9% from three-point territory.

Clippers Team Defense

So far this season, the Clippers defense has been performing well, ranking 9th in the NBA at 112.4 points allowed per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Clippers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 53.2% and allowing 35.0% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Grizzlies And Clippers

In today’s game, we anticipate Desmond Bane leading the scoring for the Grizzlies, contributing 16 points while shooting 6/13 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 25.1 points per game, in addition to 4.4 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Kawhi Leonard to be the top scorer for the Clippers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 19, and he is expected to secure 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 52.1% and is averaging 24.4 points per contest.

Grizzlies vs Clippers Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Memphis has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 115 points per game.
  • The Clippers are 3-2 ATS in their last home games and 3-2 straight-up.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Grizzlies have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Clippers have a straight up record of 10-0. Their record vs the spread in these games was 7-3.

Grizzlies vs Clippers Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Clippers, with a final score of 112-103, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Clippers at -6.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 224.5 and our model has the Grizzlies and Clippers finishing with a combined 215 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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