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NBA-playoffs-betting-prediction-pick-Grizzlies visit Clippers in hoops battle

Memphis GrizzliesLos Angeles Clippers
April 20, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds

56-26TEAM RECORD56-26

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Clippers try to run the Grizzlies off the court at STAPLES Center in pro hoops action.

The Grizzlies will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 46-34-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Clippers are 44-36-2 ATS. Memphis is 33-48-1 against the total, while Los Angeles is 45-37 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Memphis vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Grizzlies were listed as 5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 182 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Clippers and the No. 8-ranked Grizzlies, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 101-99 result in favor of the Clippers.

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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.

In their last action, Memphis was an 86-70 winner at home against the Jazz. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (156) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Memphis got 25 points and 19 rebounds from Zach Randolph en route to an 86-70 victory over Utah on Wednesday at FedExForum.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 112-108 result against the Kings on April 17. The Clippers failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 220 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Clippers got a 25-point performance from Chris Paul, who added 11 assists as Los Angeles ran past Sacramento 112-108 on Wednesday at Power Balance Pavilion.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After playing Utah are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Sacramento are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Grizzlies at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Memphis's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 7 games when playing LA Clippers
Memphis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Memphis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Clippers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 7 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games at home

Next up:
Memphis at LA Clippers, Monday, April 22
LA Clippers home to Memphis, Monday, April 22