Clippers contest Game 6 in Memphis
The Los Angeles Clippers will be facing elimination on Friday night as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 6 of their best-of-seven first-round NBA playoff betting series.
The Grizzlies took a 3-2 lead in the series on Tuesday night with a 103-93 road win over the Clippers as a 5.5-point underdog on the NBA betting odds. Zach Randolph led Memphis with 25 points that game, and Chris Paul had 35 points for the Clippers.
The Grizzlies sit at 56-26 (46-34-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Clippers are currently 56-26 (44-36-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Memphis is 33-48-1 OU, and Los Angeles is 45-37 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
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 180.5 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 8-rated Grizzlies and the No. 5-rated Clippers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 101-99 win for the Clippers on Friday.
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.
Last time out for Memphis, they were a 103-93 winner as they battled the Clippers on the road. The Grizzlies covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 196 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Zach Randolph scored 25 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for Memphis on Tuesday, leading the Grizzlies to a 103-93 victory over Los Angeles at STAPLES Center.
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing LA Clippers are 7-3
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Clippers at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games when playing on the road against Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing Memphis
LA Clippers are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games
Memphis is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games
LA Clippers home to Memphis, Sunday, May 5
Memphis at LA Clippers, Sunday, May 5