At 8:00 ET, the Memphis Grizzlies (14-23) will host the Los Angeles Clippers (24-13) in a Western Conference matchup. The Clippers are coming in as the 4th seed in the West, while the Grizzlies are currently 13th.

Los Angeles is favored by 7.5, with the over/under line set at 227. The Clippers are also riding a 2-game win streak, while Memphis has won 3 straight.

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +7.5

This game will be played at FedExForum at 8:00 ET on Friday, January 12th.

WHY BET THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 115-110 in favor of the Clippers.
  • Our projections have Kawhi Leonard finishing with Kawhi Leonard points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Clippers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.5% and knocking down 14 threes.

Do the Clippers Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

So far this season, the Clippers have a record of 24-13, putting them in 4th place in the Western Conference. In non-conference games, they are 6-3 compared to 18-10 against other Western Conference teams.

When playing on the road, the Clippers are 8-9 straight up and 8-9 against the spread. They are favored by 7.5 points today and have an average scoring differential of +2.4 PPG on the road.

Los Angeles has won two straight games as the favorite and has an overall record of 24-6 when favored. Against the spread, they are 18-12 as the favorite and have an average scoring differential of +10.4 PPG.

In their last game, the Clippers defeated the Raptors by a score of 126-120. The over/under line for the game was 233, and the teams combined for 246 points. This marked the 2nd straight game that the Clippers’ games have gone over the O/U line.

The Clippers’ O/U record for the season is 16-21, and their games have averaged 229.2 PPG. Today’s over/under line of 227 is lower than 27 of their previous games. This season, 10 of their games have had lower O/U lines than 227, and their over/under record in these games is 3-7.

When it comes to scoring, the Clippers are 9th in the NBA at 117.4 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 117.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Clippers are 5th in the league at 49%. They are also one of the top three-point shooting teams, hitting 39% of their attempts (2nd).

Overall, the Clippers are 26th in pace at 97.3 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 21st in the NBA at 25.8 per game. When it comes to offensive rebounds, the Clippers are 19th in the league.

So far this season, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 54.1% of their games. In terms of free throws, the Clippers are 14th in attempts at 23 per game. They are also 12th in made free throws at 18.7 per game.

Coming into today’s game, the Clippers’ defense is giving up an average of 111.8 points per contest. In their previous matchup vs. the Raptors, the Clippers’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 54% leading to 120 points.

Do the Grizzlies Stand a Chance at Home?

Memphis comes into today’s game as 7.5-point underdogs at home against the Clippers. The Grizzlies have won three straight games and have an overall record of 14-23, which puts them 13th in the Western Conference.

Against the spread, Memphis is 16-21 this season and has covered the spread in three straight games. As the underdog, they have an ATS record of 11-13.

At home, Memphis is 3-13 straight up and 4-12 ATS. As the underdog, their average scoring differential is -7.8 PPG, compared to -7.6 PPG at home.

This season, Memphis has played in 23 games with lower O/U lines than 227. Overall, their O/U record is 15-21-1, and their games have averaged 221.3 PPG.

In their last game, Memphis beat the Mavericks by a score of 120-103. They were 9.5-point underdogs going into the game, and the combined scoring total was 223 (under the O/U line of 236.5).

At 108.1 points per game, the Grizzlies are 29th in the NBA in scoring. At home, they are averaging just 104.3 points per game, which is last in the league.

Memphis is 13th in the league in pace at 99.5 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 29th in the NBA at 44%.

One area where the Grizzlies have been successful is from beyond the arc. They are 9th in the league in three-pointers made per game at 13.3. However, they are last in the league in three-point shooting percentage at 34%.

At this time, the Grizzlies’ defense is positioned 13th in the NBA, permitting 113.2 points per game. Inside the arc, the Grizzlies defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 51.9% and 38.3% from three-point territory.