NBA odds preview - Grizzlies vs Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against the Memphis Grizzlies as those teams prepare to meet in NBA betting action at the Staples Center on Wednesday night.
Overall Los Angeles is 3-2 SU and 4-1 ATS over its past five games against Memphis, including a 99-73 win as a 4.5-point road underdog in their last meeting on January 14. The UNDER has paid out in four of the last five Clippers vs. Grizzlies contests.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Clippers currently sports a record of 45-20, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 37-28 ATS. The Grizzlies are 43-19 and 37-24-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Clippers post a 35-30 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Grizzlies have gone 27-34-1 against the number.
The visitors opened this morning as 6-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 189.5 at Bovada and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Clippers, currently No. 4 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Grizzlies, who rate No. 6 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 101-99 victory for the Clippers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 101.1 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 1 at 89.5 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 47.8% so far, more than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 44.4% per game.
Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, giving up 92.3 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.
Memphis was a 102-97 winner in its last match on the road against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 199 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Marc Gasol scored 20 points leading the Grizzlies to a 102-97 victory over Portland at Rose Garden on Tuesday.
The Clippers were a 129-97 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pistons. They covered the 13-point spread as favorites, while the total score (226) made winners of OVER bettors. Los Angeles cruised to victory on Sunday, running Detroit out of the gym and running up a 129-97 score at STAPLES Center.
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Denver are 4-6
After playing Portland are 5-5
After a win are 9-1
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing New York are 1-9
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
A few Grizzlies at Clippers trends to consider:
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Memphis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games on the road
LA Clippers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Memphis
LA Clippers are 20-4 SU in their last 24 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing Memphis
Memphis at Denver, Friday, March 15
LA Clippers home to New York, Sunday, March 17