Check out our free Clippers vs Grizzlies pick and preview for this NBA game in Memphis. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Clippers vs Grizzlies NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Los Angeles Clippers at Memphis Grizzlies
- Where: Memphis at FedExForum
- Date: Friday, March 31st
- Betting Odds MEM -6.5, LAC +212 | MEM -262 O/U OFF
The Clippers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 41-36. So far, the team has gone 39-37-1 against the spread. Over the team’s 2 game win streak, they have an average scoring differential of 10.5 points per game.
Los Angeles is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Grizzlies. With the 141-132 victory, they also covered the spread as 2 point underdogs. In the game, Los Angeles was able to hold on to their first half lead, as they led the Grizzlies by 6 going into the second half. In the win, Russell Westbrook led the team in scoring with 36 points on a field goal percentage of 72.2%.
The Grizzlies come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 48-28. So far, the team has gone 35-39-2 against the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Memphis has an overall record of 2-1, including going 1-2 against the spread.
In their previous game, the Grizzlies were favored to win vs the Clippers. However, their 141-132 loss gave them both a straight up and ATS defeat. Memphis was not able to make a comeback in this matchup, as they went into the half down by 6. Leading the team in scoring was Ja Morant, as he contributed 36 points while hitting 39.3% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent game between the two teams, the Clippers picked up a 135-129 win over the Grizzlies. However, heading into the game, Los Angeles was favored to win by 7.0 points, giving the Grizzlies and ATS victory. So far this season, the Clippers have a record of 2-0 vs the Grizzlies. Similar to their season-long average, the Clippers averaged 109.75 points per game vs the Grizzlies. On the other side, Memphis saw an improvement in their scoring numbers when playing the Clippers, as they averaged 124.5 points per game in these matchups. The Grizzlies have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 4-1. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 7 points per game. In these contests, they averaged a combined 247 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 5-0.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Clippers come into today’s game as the 21st ranked scoring offense at 113.3 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Clippers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.0 per contest. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 23rd in made shots per game.
Against the Grizzlies, the Clippers will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 11th ranked unit at 108.39 points per game.
Before making a bet on today’s game, be sure to check the injury reports as Paul George has already been ruled out for the Clippers. However, Kawhi Leonard is questionable and will be a key name to watch. If he is unable to play, Los Angeles will be without its top two scorers, George and Leonard, who average 23.8 and 23.6 points per game, respectively. If Kawhi Leonard is able to play, he will face a Memphis defense ranked 23rd in fewest points allowed to small-forwards.
Through 76 games, Memphis is the 8th best scoring team at 116.9 points per game. So far, Memphis is averaging 100.9 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Although the team is playing at an up-tempo speed, they would benefit from scoring with more efficiency, as they are just 15th in the league in overall field goal percentage at 53.9%.
Defensively, the Grizzlies are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 109.93 points per contest (12th).
On offense, Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies in scoring at 26.9 points per game, placing him 12th in the NBA. Overall, Morant has hit 46.5% of his shots while accounting for 22.2% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 11th in points allowed to point-guards. At 21.4 points per game, Desmond Bane is the 2nd leading scorer for the Grizzlies. For the season, he is 48th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 47.5%.
Clippers vs Grizzlies Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Clippers +6.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over OFF