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Clippers Grizzlies Betting Preview

Memphis GrizzliesLos Angeles Clippers
5-5November 18, 2013, 10:30 | STAPLES Center7-3

The Clippers will be trying to slam the Grizzlies on Monday when the teams tip off at STAPLES Center in NBA betting action.

The Grizzlies will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 2-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Clippers are 6-4 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Memphis is 5-5 on the totals; Los Angeles is 7-3.

View Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Grizzlies before tip-off in this one found them as 9-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 201 at TopBet.

The Clippers - Grizzlies odds would favor the Clippers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 2 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Grizzlies sit at No. 13. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 98-92 win for the Clippers.

Memphis won its last outing, a 97-86 result against the Kings on November 17. The Grizzlies covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 183 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Grizzlies got a 22-point performance from Zach Randolph, who added 10 rebounds as Memphis ran past Sacramento 97-86 on Sunday at Sleep Train Arena.

The Clippers were a 110-103 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nets. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (213) made winners of OVER bettors. Blake Griffin poured in 30 points for Los Angeles on Saturday, as they defeated Brooklyn 110-103 at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 1-ranked offense (110 PPG) against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 6 at 96.7 PPG. The Clippers have averaged 48.62% from the field per game, more than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (46.67% on average).

Next up:
Memphis at Golden State, Wednesday, November 20th
Los Angeles at Minnesota, Wednesday, November 20th