Grizzlies and Clippers to break tie
With their best-of-seven first-round NBA betting series all tied up at two wins apiece the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Clippers will play Game 5 of the series on Tuesday night.
The Grizzlies closed the gap on the Clippers in Game 4 on Saturday with a 104-83 home victory as a 3-point favorite on the NBA odds at the sportsbooks. Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph each tossed in 24 points for Memphis in that victory in Game 4.
The Clippers sit at 56-26 (44-36-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Grizzlies are currently 56-26 (46-34-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Los Angeles is 45-37 OU, and Memphis is 33-48-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Clippers installed as 5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including , at 180.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 5-rated Clippers and the No. 8-rated Grizzlies in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 101-99 win for the Clippers on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 18-rated squad against Memphis's No. 11-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 10 in the league with 7.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 30 with 4.7 per outing.
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.
Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 104-83 result against the Grizzlies on April 27. The Clippers failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 187 combined points took the game OVER the total. Los Angeles was run off the court by the Grizzlies on Saturday as Memphis blasted them 104-83 at FedExForum.
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
A few Grizzlies at Clippers trends to consider:
Memphis is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Memphis's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of the LA Clippers last 8 games at home
LA Clippers are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games
Memphis home to LA Clippers, Friday, May 3
LA Clippers at Memphis, Friday, May 3