Planning on watching today’s Grizzlies and Clippers game? Catch the action at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA, as the Clippers hosts this showdown at 10:30 ET on NBA. The odds for this Western conference game currently have the Clippers as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 224.5 points.
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES VS LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Los Angeles Clippers -6.5
This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena at 10:30 ET on Friday, December 29th.
WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-103 in favor of the Clippers.
- Our projections have Kawhi Leonard finishing with Kawhi Leonard points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
- From the field, we have the Clippers finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 13 threes.
Will the Grizzlies Make it Happen in Los Angeles?
So far this season, the Grizzlies have been the underdog in 20 of their 30 games and have an underdog record of 5-15. In their last game, Memphis lost to the Nuggets by a score of 142-105. This game was also an underdog loss for the Grizzlies, as they were not expected to win by 37 points.
Memphis’ average scoring differential on the road this season is -5.4 points per contest. Currently, their road record sits at 8-9, and they are 5th in the Western Conference standings.
Against the spread, the team is 9-8 on the road compared to their overall ATS record of 13-17. The Grizzlies have covered the spread in four straight games when playing on the road and are 5-5 vs. the spread as the underdog this season.
The over/under line for today’s game is 224.5 points. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 223.6. Memphis’ over/under record for the season is 13-17, and their games have averaged 220.7 points.
In their most recent game, the Grizzlies put up 105 points against the Nuggets. In that game, they shot 41.6% from the field and took 35 three-pointers. Desmond Bane is the team’s leading scorer, averaging 25.1 PPG. Jaren Jackson Jr. is also averaging 21.1 PPG.
Coming into the game, the Grizzlies defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 40.0% of their games. Currently, they are 13th in the NBA at 113.4 points per game allowed. In their previous game, the Grizzlies’ defense struggled against the Nuggets, giving up 142 points on a field goal percentage of 41%.
Can the Clippers Live Up to the Hype at Home?
At home this season, the Clippers are 12-4 and have an average scoring margin of +6.7 PPG. Los Angeles has also gone 8-8 vs. the spread at home this season and are coming off an ATS loss in their last home game.
Los Angeles is favored to win this game by 6.5 points and have also won each of their last 11 games as the favorite. So far, they have gone 18-5 straight up (SU) when favored and 13-10 vs. the spread.
When playing teams outside of their conference, the Clippers are 4-3 this season and have gone 14-9 vs. other Western Conference teams. In their last game, the Clippers took down the Hornets by a score of 113-104. The over/under line in that game was 226 points, and the teams combined to score 217.
Los Angeles’ overall over/under record for the season is 13-17, and the average over/under line in their games is 229.3. So far, 24 of their 30 games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line of 224.5.
In their most recent game, the Clippers put up 113 points and shot 47.1% from the field and 14 threes. For the season, the Clippers are 7th in the country with a 48% field goal percentage. In terms of three-pointers, they are 8th in percentage and 16th in makes.
So far this season, the Clippers defense has been performing well, ranking 9th in the NBA at 112.4 points allowed per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Clippers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 53.2% while allowing 35.0% from downtown.