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Clippers vs Grizzlies Game 5 Betting

The Los Angeles Clippers can wrap up their first-round NBA betting series on Wednesday night if they can get past the Memphis Grizzlies on the road in the fifth game of the best-of-seven set.

The Grizzlies are home favorites on the NBA lines for Wednesday's contest, but they're down 3-1 to the Clippers after losing 101-97 on Monday. Blake Griffin scored 30 points for Los Angeles that day.

The Grizzlies bring a 41-25 record (29-37 ATS) to the battle against the 40-26 Clippers, who are 33-32-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Memphis go 26-40 so far and the Clippers go 31-33-2.

View LA Clippers vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 6-point underdogs in this one at TopBet, while the total was hovering around 183.5 at shops such as BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Grizzlies - Clippers odds would favor the Grizzlies if the lines were set according to power ranks. Memphis is rated No. 12 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Clippers sit at No. 16. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 98-97 win for the Clippers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 20-ranked offense (95 PPG) against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 13 at 95 PPG. The Grizzlies have averaged 44.7% from the field per game, less than the Clippers have managed so far this season (45.5% on average).

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.

Last time out for Memphis, they were a 101-97 loser as they battled the Clippers on the road. The Grizzlies failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 198 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Mike Conley went off for 25 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Los Angeles defeated Memphis, 101-97 at STAPLES Center.

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

 

A few Clippers at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games on the road
LA Clippers are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing Memphis
LA Clippers are 17-6 SU in their last 23 games
Memphis is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis's last 8 games at home
Memphis is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
Memphis is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games

Next up:
LA Clippers home to Memphis, Friday, May 11
Memphis at LA Clippers, Friday, May 11

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