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The Los Angeles Clippers will be trying to finish off the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night as those teams meet in Game 6 of their best-of-seven Western Conference first-round series.

The Clippers are hoping to be at full strength on Friday, as both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin suffered injuries in the team's 92-80 loss in Game 5 on Wednesday; the Clippers lead the series 3-2.

The Clippers are 40-26 so far on the season, and 33-32-1 ATS vs. the number. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, are 41-25 and 29-37 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 31-33-2 and the Grizzlies go 26-40 on the totals.

View Memphis vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Clippers as 2-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 999, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Clippers, currently No. 16 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Grizzlies, who rate No. 12 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 98-97 victory for the Clippers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 97.5 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 5 at 93 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 45.5% so far, more than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 44.7% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Grizzlies own the league's No. 4-rated mark, allowing 93.7 points per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in home scoring.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 92-80 loser as they battled the Grizzlies on the road. The Clippers failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 172 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles got 20 points from Mo Williams but lost anyway 92-80 against the Grizzlies on Wednesday at FedExForum.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Grizzlies at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Memphis's last 11 games on the road
Memphis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Memphis's last 24 games
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 7 games when playing at home against Memphis

Next up:
Memphis home to LA Clippers, Sunday, May 13
LA Clippers at Memphis, Sunday, May 13

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