Grizzlies vs Clippers Game 1 Betting Preview
Los Angeles Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies will play host to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night as those clubs tip off in the opening game of their Western Conference first-round series on the NBA lines.
The Clippers will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 33-32-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Grizzlies are 29-37 ATS. Los Angeles is 31-33-2 against the total, while Memphis is 26-40 versus the number.
Oddsmakers opened the Grizzlies as 4.5-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 185 over at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Grizzlies at No. 9 and the Clippers at No. 14 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-97 result in favor of the Clippers.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Clippers rank No. 22 in the league with 41.6 per game. That compares with Memphis’s No. 16 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Memphis is the NBA’s No. 27-ranked team at 4.2 per game, while the Clippers rate No. 5 with 7.8 per contest.
Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.1 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 in the league in scoring at home.
The Clippers were a 99-93 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (192) made winners of OVER bettors. Los Angeles got 29 points and 10 rebounds from Blake Griffin in a losing cause in a 99-93 loss to New York on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.
Last time out for Memphis, they were an 88-76 winner as they battled the Magic at home. The Grizzlies failed to cover in the match as a 15.5-point favorite, while 164 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Memphis earned an 88-76 victory over Orlando on Thursday, getting 22 points from Marc Gasol at FedExForum.
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing New York are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 3-7
After a win are 8-2
A few Clippers at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 7 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 7 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
LA Clippers at Memphis, Wednesday, May 2
Memphis home to LA Clippers, Wednesday, May 2