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2021 NBA Handicapping
(40-19) LA Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies (29-27)
Date: Wednesday, April 13th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Clippers | Grizzlies
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers
NBA Betting Total: O/U
On Wednesday, April 21st the Grizzlies (29-27) will continue their 7 game road stretch in LA against the Clippers (40-19). This will be the third and final meeting between the teams for the season.
They met in Memphis for a back-to-back affair on February 25th and 26th. Both games resulted in 20+ point blowouts as Memphis won the first 122-94 and LA got them back winning 119-99.
Considering how many changes the Clippers made to the roster this offseason and at the deadline it’s interesting how similar their issues are a season later. Staying healthy is a seasonal plague with no control but the Clippers are experiencing the same bad fortune this season as last.
Serge Ibaka has missed the last 19 games and hasn’t appeared in a match since March 14th. His addition was meant to help the Clippers spread the court with a big man and help address defensive matchups with opponents possessing quality big man talents. Not having him available is affecting the Clippers’ ability to build chemistry particularly defensively.
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George missed 15 and 13 (24 total) games last season. George missed the first 11 games at season start recovering from offseason surgery. Through 59 games this season the duo has missed 13 and 15 games respectively so essentially already the same amount as the prior campaign.
Yet, of all the Clippers deja vu issues from 2019-20 closing games in the clutch remain their biggest problem. In two of three games last week, they battled back from double-digit deficits but failed to capture the victory versus the 76ers.
In their last match, LA beat the Wolves easily 124-105 with all five starters collecting double-figure scoring plus Luke Kennard. George led the way with 23 points while Leonard delivered a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Ibaka (back) and Beverley (hand) are out.
Memphis is sitting in 8th place in the Western Conference but only hold a game lead over the 9th place Warriors and 10th place Spurs. Luckily for them with the new play-in format 10th place is the new cut off and they hold a 4.5 game in that department.
The Grizzlies just finished playing Monday in a wire-to-wire marathon against the 4th place Nuggets in Denver. The Nuggets were able to win 139-137 in 2OT thanks to MVP frontrunner Nikola Jokic who finished with an insane 47 point, 15 rebound, 8 assist performance. Ja Morant did all he could for the Grizzlies, finishing with a team high 36 points and 12 assists along with 8 rebounds.
Jaren Jackson Jr. remains out and has yet to play a game this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Clippers are 14-3 SU in last 17 games
- Clippers are 4-7 ATS in last 11 games
- Memphis is 7-4 SU in last 11 games
- Memphis is 8-1 ATS in last 9 games
Free LA Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
LA remains one of the top teams in the league while Memphis has flirted around an even record all season. Despite the Clippers consistent winning they have not done great covering as they often let teams back in late.
The Grizzlies are a gritty grind it out team and never like to go away easy. Both matchup’s between these teams resulted in blowouts which proves each side can beat the other when at their best.
I’m taking the Grizzlies to cover here and keep it close as LA plays on back-to-back nights.
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