Grizzlies in hole against Clippers
The Memphis Grizzlies will try to tie up their first-round NBA playoff series on Monday night as they take on the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 2 of the best-of-seven set at Staples Center.
The Clippers won SU and ATS in Game 1 of the series on Saturday, rolling to a 112-91 victory behind a 23-point, seven-assist effort from Chris Paul. Blake Griffin had 10 points for Los Angeles, while Jerryd Bayless led the Grizzlies with 19 points.
Supporters of the Grizzlies have seen them go 56-26 and 46-34-2 ATS so far this season, while the Clippers are at 56-26 and 44-36-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Clippers are 45-37, while the Grizzlies are 33-48-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Clippers sit at No. 5 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Grizzlies are at No. 8 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Clippers will win this game 101-99.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 101.1 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 1 at 89.3 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 91.6 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.
The Grizzlies were a 112-91 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (203) made winners of OVER bettors. The Grizzlies were blown out by Los Angeles on Saturday, losing by a 112-91 final at STAPLES Center in basketball betting action.
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
A few Grizzlies at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Memphis's last 10 games
Memphis is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 8 games when playing LA Clippers
Memphis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 7 games at home
LA Clippers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Memphis
Memphis home to LA Clippers, Thursday, April 25
LA Clippers at Memphis, Thursday, April 25