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(32-27) Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies (23-36)
Date: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -4
NBA Betting Total: 212
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The Clippers enter this contest with a one-game winning streak following the All-Star Break. They have gone 5-5 in their last 10 and they currently hold the No. 8 seed in the brutally tough Western Conference.
The Grizzlies, on the other hand, reside in the West’s second-to-last position with a two-game skid behind them. They have won just four of their last 10 games.
These two tip off at 8:00 p.m. ET in Memphis.
Los Angeles Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers have done a nice job of setting themselves up for the future. The ‘Lob City’ Clips ended up falling apart rather quickly following the Chris Paul trade a couple of years ago, but they are now looking at potentially having two max contracts this summer and a nice young core to boot.
The catch, of course, is that this rebuilding prowess won’t win them a championship this year, and they’re in real danger of losing the eighth seed (which to some might be a good thing considering they’ll keep their lottery pick in that scenario).
But against Memphis, the Clips stand a good shot at coming away with a win. Despite being on the road, they’re easily the more talented team while facing off against the Grizzlies.
Memphis has been a strong defensive squad once again in 2018-19, but the Clippers have managed to put together the seventh-best scoring output this season averaging 114.3 points per game.
LA does slip down to 11th in scoring per 100 possessions, which is what makes up ESPN.com’s Offensive Efficiency rankings, but as long as the Clippers can control the pace and take care of the ball, they’ll be able to get points on the board near their average, even if they don’t quite hit the 114 mark.
Memphis isn’t going to outshoot the Clippers. The Grizzlies are 29th in Offensive Efficiency, posting just 102.1 points per 100 possessions, and their raw ranking manages to fall another spot to dead last with a 100.6 points-per-game average.
Memphis will have to win with defense.
In order to come away with the win straight up, the Grizzlies will need to lock in on Lou Williams, in particular. Sweet Lou is posting a very strong 26.9 points per game in February with a game-high 45 in the month just two outings ago.
Getting someone like Jaren Jackson Jr. to spread the floor and put LA’s subpar defense to the test will help quite a bit, but as has been the case with this team for so many years now, getting stops and forcing turnovers will be at the forefront of their game plan.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 10-3 in LAC last 13 road games.
- LAC are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 Fri. games
- MEM are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall
- Over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings
Free Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
Although the line hasn’t been set yet for this contest, we can project a strong win for the Clippers. Sweet Lou is going to be too much to handle, and that’s going to be the biggest difference-maker.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Clippers -4
Check back soon to see where our score prediction places the ATS pick, but for now, expect a good win for a Clippers team trying to stay in the playoff race against a Grizzlies squad that has no interest in winning games with ping-pong balls and lottery placement on the line.
NBA Free Score Prediction: LA Clippers 110 – Memphis Grizzlies 102
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