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2021 NBA Handicapping
(23-10) Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies (13-14)
Date: Thursday, February 25th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Clippers -290 | Grizzlies +260
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers-7.5
NBA Betting Total: 228.5
Thursday, February 25th, finds the Los Angeles Clippers on the road for a back-to-back set versus the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Clippers hold the all-time advantage with a record of 50 wins in the 94 matches played. Last season, the squads played three times with the Clippers taking two matches and the Grizzlies winning one contest.
Los Angeles Clippers
Last season analysts jumped on the addition of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George predominantly calling them title favorites.
But load management, chemistry issues and a lack of consistency caught up to the club in the Orlando bubble resulting in an embarrassing choke job as they failed to close out the Nuggets after leading the series 3-1.
This season, while everyone focuses on the reigning champs and suddenly bolstered Brooklyn Nets Big 3, the spotlight on the Clippers has dimmed.
And while they lost to the Nets on Sunday without Kevin Durant in the lineup it might’ve been the best thing to happen to the Clippers this year.
First of all, the no-call on James Harden who fouled Leonard on his drive to the basket and then embellished Kawhi’s push on him with a flop to draw an offensive foul sent a very clear message. The new shiny toy in the basket is the Nets and they (not you) will get those iffy calls.
Leonard and co. need to use this as motivational fuel. It’s unfathomable to call this talented club an underdog but they should embrace that position and play with an edge. In case everyone forgot, offense is fun and important but DEFENSE is what wins championships.
While Harden and Irving are getting calls now, in a playoff series the better defensive team prevails as history has shown. And Kawhi’s crew has the potential to be the very best defensive team in the association.
Although the Grizzlies are 3-4 through their last seven games in fairness the schedule Gods did them no favors. Memphis played two back-to-back sets with a single game off in between.
Next, they faced the Mavericks in their fifth game in seven days while Dallas hadn’t played in eight days and it was simply too great of a disadvantage as they fell 92-102.
Memphis finally got two days off and the reward for that rest is getting to play yet another back-to-back set with both games versus the Clippers. YIKES!
Justise Winslow finally made his Grizzlies debut after battling various injuries since his trade to Memphis. It will take some time for him to rediscover this rhythm, particularly on offense.
For Ja Morant having a teammate with Winslow’s playmaking ability will reap huge rewards because it will open up the court and allow him to play some sets off the ball.
Dillon Brooks (thigh) missed the last game and is questionable for Thursday. Jaren Jackson (knee), and Killian Tillie (foot) are out.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Clippers are 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Clippers are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
With the Clippers’ three games back of the Jazz they’ll likely look upon the two games in Memphis as an opportunity to gain some ground.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Clippers ATS
Although Memphis has some quality wins versus the pre-Harden Nets and 76ers in each case the stars were out and with the Clippers fully healthy they have the decided advantage.
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