Two teams jockeying for position in the middle of the Western Conference playoff race will collide tonight when the Los Angeles Clippers visit Tennessee to tangle with the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 107.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting.
Blake Griffin is averaging 22.1 points and 8.5 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 17.6 points and 9.4 assists. J.J. Redick is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.5 rebounds.
The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have lost three of their last four road games.
The Clips own a two-game lead over the Grizz for the fifth seed in the West with 18 games remaining, which means tonight’s contest will have huge postseason ramifications. Oddsmakers initially set the Clippers as 1-point underdogs with an OVER/UNDER of 208.
The Clippers are 6-2 SU in their last eight games against the Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies are 1-6 SU and ATS in their last seven games with two days off between games.
The Grizzlies are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
The Grizzlies reached a low point in the season when they lost to the NBA-worst Brooklyn Nets 122-109 in front of their hometown fans on Monday, the team’s fifth defeat in the past seven contests.
Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale shook things up against the Nets by inserting guard Andrew Harrison and forward Brandan Wright in favor of Tony Allen and JaMychal Green, and the bench boss has stated he’ll roll with the new lineup again vs the Clippers to give it a chance to mesh.
L.A. has enjoyed tremendous success over Memphis in the last few years, as the Clippers have gone 6-2 SU in their last eight meetings with the Grizzlies.
The Memphis Grizzlies sport a record of 36-28 and 32-32 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Clippers sit at 38-26 and 32-32 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 33-30-1 for the Memphis Grizzlies and 33-30-1 for the Los Angeles Clippers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Memphis vs. Los Angeles injuries news.
The Clippers got a 20-point performance from DeAndre Jordan, who added 20 rebounds, but Minnesota still ran past Los Angeles 107-91 on Wednesday at Target Center.
The Grizzlies got a terrific 32-point performance from Mike Conley Jr. but Brooklyn handed them a 122-109 defeat on Monday at FedExForum. Sign up now at Heritagesports.eu.