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2022 NBA Handicapping
(27-28) LA Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies (37-18)
Date: Tuesday, February 8th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
NBA Moneyline Odds: Clippers | Grizzlies (Bet Now!) Moneyline is off as of posting
NBA Betting Odds: Grizzlies -7
NBA Betting Total: 228.5
On Tuesday, February 8th, the LA Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies play in the fourth and final meeting of the season. Memphis won all three prior meetings on October 23rd (120-114), November 18th (120-108), and January 8th (124-108)
The Clippers last played on Sunday losing 137-113 to the Bucks while Memphis played Saturday defeating the Magic 135-115.
Last season the clubs played three times with the Clippers winning two of three contests. The Clippers hold the all-time record with 52 wins in 100 matches versus the Grizzlies.
Pretty clear who the early winner of the Blazers – Clippers deal was following the first game with the new players.
Granted, this could be first game excitement but Norman Powell is a consistent sniper who is so happy to be home in LA it’s a safe bet he’ll keep producing.
Looking forward to when Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are back assuming the Clippers still have Marcus Morris and Reggie Jackson this team will have copious players capable of drilling 3-pointers or creating their own shot.
As for the numbers Powell scored 28 points in 24 minutes shooting 9 of 16 from the field and 4 of 8 from deep. Less likely to replicate his production is Covington who scored 13 points in his debut hitting 3 of 6 triples.
Although the two new Clippers had great introductory performances the team lost but this move may be more about the longer term than this season.
Jay Scrubb (toe) is questionable for Tuesday. Jason Preston (foot), Paul George (elbow), and Kawhi Leonard (knee) are out indefinitely.
This Grizzlies team appears to be a very safe bet to finish with home court seeding. While the Suns and Warriors have maintained a four game or more padding it’s not inconceivable Memphis could move up.
That’s because the Grizzlies have the easiest remaining strength of schedule. In fairness, the Warriors and Suns have the 18th and 23rd easiest closing schedule so barring major injuries should maintain the West’s top two seeds.
What that indicates more accurately is Memphis should be able to maintain their 4.0 to 5.5 game padding over the Jazz, Mavericks and Nuggets who’ll play the 15th, 21st and 22nd easiest closing schedules.
The only player out now for the Grizzlies is Dillon Brooks who should be nearing a return. He was projected to miss between three and five weeks and sprained his ankle on January 8th.
Five weeks exactly would be this Saturday January 12th so while he’s still listed as out indefinitely keep an eye on his potential return this week.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The Grizzlies are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
- Memphis are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Clippers’ last 5 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis’ last 5 games.
Free LA Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
Although the Grizzlies possess the better overall two-way schemes one area they don’t excel in is perimeter defense where they rank 22nd allowing opponents to shoot 35.8 percent.
That’s a concern given the Clippers who rank ninth (36%) just added Powell plus Morris and Ibaka who had missed significant time are capable perimeter shooters and have just shaken off the rust from long absences.
Memphis tends to ramp up their intensity when they face the top teams but could take this Clippers squad for granted and be pushed to the buzzer. For that reason I like LA to keep it closer than the 7-point spread but the Grizzlies to win.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Clippers +7
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