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2021 NBA Handicapping
(1-0) Memphis Grizzlies vs. LA Clippers (0-1)
Date: Saturday, October 23rd
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Grizzlies +142 | Clippers -158 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 226
Saturday, October 23rd finds the Memphis Grizzlies meet the LA Clippers in their first meeting of the 2021-22 season.
Last season, the teams played three times with the Clippers taking two of the three contests. The Clippers hold the all-time record having bested the Grizzlies in 52 of their 97 matches.
In their opening match of the season, the Grizzlies sent a message they’re ready to play this season putting up 132 points in the win versus the Cavaliers (who scored 121).
Ja Morant led the way for his Grizzlies posting 37 points along with six rebounds, six assists, and two blocks. Four of the five Grizzly starters registered double-figure scoring including Desmond Bane with 22 and De’Anthony Melton with 20.
Memphis elected to trade Jonas Valanciunas in order to give Jaren Jackson Jr more opportunities. In his first game, JJJ scored 13 with six rebounds and four blocks.
The question was how much the Grizzlies would miss JV’s rebounding but Steven Adams answered that question in the opening game grabbing 14 rebounds including six on the offensive glass.
Paul George and Reggie Jackson will be carrying a heavy load until Kawhi Leonard returns (if he does) this season. In the opening match, they made a game of it coming back from a deficit of 19 down to retake the lead but couldn’t stop Steph Curry who responded to what he called a “trash” triple-double game with 45 points.
Paul George led the way with a double-double of 29 points and 11 rebounds plus six assists. All five starters registered double-figure scoring with Eric Bledsoe scoring 22 points. Reggie Jackson struggled with his shot (4 of 19) but contributed in other ways finishing with 11 points, five rebounds, and six assists.
Once again, the Warriors dominated the glass despite being the smaller squad (53-38). Ivica Zubac will need to grab more than three rebounds a game if the Clippers want to win games.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Clippers are 6-4 in their last 10 head to head contests
- The Clippers are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over Under is 4-6 in the team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Memphis Grizzlies vs. LA Clippers NBA Prediction:
Both teams need to lock down more on defense but the key to this match will be rebounding and transition scoring. Neither team had a ton of turnovers in their opening contests and each delivered 20 plus points scoring on fast break opportunities.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Clippers -3.5
The Clippers have a hellish schedule and can’t afford to lose games to teams who they theoretically should beat so I expect a bounce-back effort in this match with the Clippers performing better on the glass, forcing turnovers and dominating in the paint.
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