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: Wednesday, March 29th
  • Betting Odds MEM -5, LAC +164 | MEM -202 O/U OFF

The Clippers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 40-36. So far, the team has gone 38-37-1 against the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.

The Clippers will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Bulls by a score of 124-112. Heading into the game, they were 4 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Los Angeles entered the second half with a 7a point lead, and were able to slightly extend that margin and prevent a second half comeback by the Bulls. Leading the team in scoring was Nicolas Batum, as he contributed 24 points while hitting 80.0% of his shots.

So far, the Grizzlies have put together an overall record of 48-27, while going 35-38-2 vs the spread. Memphis comes into the game having rattled off 7 straight wins. In these victories, the team has an average scoring margin of 10.71 points per game

Memphis is going for another win in today’s game, as they previously took down the Magic. Going into the game, they were 6 point favorites against the spread. Their 113-108 victory was not enough to cover. Memphis went on to win the game, as they led by 15 heading into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Desmond Bane, as he contributed 31 points while hitting 42.1% 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. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. 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 5-0. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 11 points per game. The over-under record in these same games is 5-0, with the teams combining for an average of 239 points per game.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 76 games, Los Angeles is averaging 113.0 points per game (22nd). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Clippers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.9 per contest. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 23rd in made shots per game.

So far, the Clippers have played well defensively, as they are ranked 11th in the league at 108.39 points per contest.

Los Angeles will be counting Kawhi Leonard to put together a strong scoring performance vs the Memphis, as Paul George has been ruled out for today’s game. So far, George leads the team in scoring at 23.8 points per game. Leonard is 2nd on the team at 23.6 points per contest, which sits 29.0th in the NBA. In his 47 games, he has hit 51.3% of his field goal attempts, and is grabbing 6.3 rebounds per game.

The Memphis offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 9th ranked offense at 116.7 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Grizzlies will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.9 made 3’s per game. One reason that they are still scoring at a high rate, is the fact that they are ranked 8th in the NBA in possessions per contest. These increased opportunites have helped make up for the lack of outside shooting.

Defensively, the Grizzlies are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 109.93 points per contest (12th).

This season, the Grizzlies offense has primarily worked through Ja Morant and Desmond Bane who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 56 games, Morant is 14th in the NBA at 26.8 points per game. So far, him and Bane have accounted for 40% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 48.2 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Desmond Bane is grabbing 5.0 rebounds for Memphis to go along with 4.2 assists.

Clippers vs Grizzlies Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Grizzlies -5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over OFF