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Los Angeles Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds
Memphis will look to improve on its 24-11 record on Monday when they host Los Angeles in NBA odds action at FedExForum.
The Grizzlies bring a 24-11 record (21-13-1 ATS) to the battle against the 28-9 Clippers, who are 22-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Memphis go 13-21-1 so far and the Clippers go 21-16. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Grizzlies installed as 1.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 184.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Grizzlies - Clippers odds would favor the Clippers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Memphis is rated No. 4 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Clippers sit at No. 3. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 103-100 win for the Clippers.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Memphis's No. 13-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 17-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Memphis rates No. 29 in the league with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 13 with 7.3 per outing.
Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, giving up 95 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.
The Clippers were a 104-101 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Magic. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (205) made winners of OVER bettors. Los Angeles got 30 points from Blake Griffin en route to a 104-101 loss at the hands of Los Angeles on Saturday at STAPLES Center.
Memphis lost its last outing, a 104-83 result against the Mavericks on January 12. The Grizzlies failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 187 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Memphis was run off the court by the Mavericks on Saturday as Dallas blasted them 104-83 at American Airlines Center.
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing Orlando are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing San Antonio are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
A few Clippers at Grizzlies trends to consider:
LA Clippers are 20-3 SU in their last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games
LA Clippers are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 7 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Memphis is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Memphis's last 18 games
LA Clippers at Houston, Tuesday, January 15
Memphis at San Antonio, Wednesday, January 16