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(12-25) Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers (16-19)
Date: Tuesday January 2
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: LAC -5
NBA Betting Total: 204.5
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Tuesday night NBA sees a matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers that is a far cry from the rivalry we’ve known the past few years.
The grit-and-grind Grizz and the Hollywood clips have put on quite a show the past couple of seasons, but now it’s about maintaining respectability while Memphis has become a bottom-feeder out West and Los Angeles is desperately trying to get back in the playoff picture.
The Grizzlies enter this contest as the 29th scoring offense in the NBA. They are averaging just 98.7 points per contest, and while that has a lot to do with their 30th ranked pace, they’re just 23rd in offensive efficiency.
Defensively, the Grizz allow opponents to score 102.1 points per night. That number is good enough for seventh in the league, but they’re a below-average 17th in points allowed per 100 possessions (Defensive Efficiency).
Against the Clippers, Memphis will look to do two things. For starters, keep the pace to their liking. If L.A. gets out and is able to score in transition, it could spell trouble for a team that’s not going to fight punch for punch in that category.
The other agenda is to contain Lou Williams. That’s been near impossible for teams across the league this season, but if Memphis lets the microwave scorer get going early, it could be a long night.
Los Angeles Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers enter this contest scoring 105.5 points per night. That number is good enough for 14th in the league, but they’re top 10 in terms of points per 100 possessions (Offensive Efficiency).
Defensively, Los Angeles is giving up 105.7 points per game. That number puts them at 16th in the league, which is where they also happen to be in Defensive Efficiency.
Against Memphis, L.A. needs to plan for Tyreke Evans off the bench. He’s not the same type of scorer as Lou Williams, but he has proven he can be just as dangerous.
If the Clippers can keep him under control, the Grizzlies will struggle figuring out where else to find offensive production.
NBA Betting Trends:
- MEM are 3-12 ATS in their last 15 Tue. games.
- LAC are 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
- Over is 6-2 in LAC last 8 vs. NBA Southwest.
Free Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Prediction:
The Clippers enter this contest having won five of their last six games. The one loss? That came courtesy of the Memphis Grizzlies.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: MEM ATS
Knowing that the Grizzlies have found success slowing things down and making the Clippers play their game, we’re giving them the ATS victory at +5.
That said, the Clippers are getting healthy and have the homecourt advantage, so we’re giving them a close win straight up.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers 101 – Memphis Grizzlies 99
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