Clippers, Grizzlies meet in Memphis
The Memphis Grizzlies will try to knock off the Los Angeles Clippers for the second game in a row as those teams meet in Game 4 of their NBA betting first-round series on Saturday.
Memphis cut their series deficit to 2-1 on Thursday night with a 94-82 victory as Zach Randolph tossed in 27 points to go with his 11 rebounds in the contest. Blake Griffin scored 16 points for the Clippers, and Chris Paul was held to just eight points.
The Grizzlies bring a 56-26 record (46-34-2 ATS) to the battle against the 56-26 Clippers, who are 44-36-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Memphis go 33-48-1 so far and the Clippers go 45-37. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Grizzlies as 3-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 177, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Grizzlies sit at No. 8 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Clippers are at No. 5 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Clippers will win this game 101-99.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Memphis's No. 11-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 18-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Memphis rates No. 30 in the league with 4.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 10 with 7.6 per outing.
Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, giving up 96 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.
Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 94-82 result against the Grizzlies on April 25. The Clippers failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 176 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Los Angeles suffered a 94-82 loss against Memphis on Thursday, getting 16 points from Blake Griffin in a losing effort at FedExForum.
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 7-3
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Clippers at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis
LA Clippers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games on the road
LA Clippers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
Memphis is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Memphis's last 12 games
LA Clippers home to Memphis, Tuesday, April 30
Memphis at LA Clippers, Tuesday, April 30