Grizzlies vs. Clippers Game 5 Pick
LOS ANGELES, CA (ATS Consultants) – Will the Grizzlies pull off the upset tonight against the Clippers in Game 5 of the 2013 NBA Playoffs tonight at 10:30PM ET?
LINE MOVEMENT: The Clippers opened as a 5.5-point betting odds favorite and moved to 5 in most books. The total opened at 80 and remained there in most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 59% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Clippers. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Memphis. According to latest NBA trends, Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall, 10-4-3 ATS in their last 17 Conference Quarterfinals games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. L.A. Clippers are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a SU loss of more than 10 points, 8-22 ATS in their last 30 Tuesday games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
The Clippers have not only lost the last two games, but they have only covered the first game of the series. Memphis was dominant on Saturday in Game 4, especially in the third quarter, when they outscored Los Angeles, 33-16 for an easy 104-83 win. Six Memphis players, including all five starters, scored in double figures. But the key was the the post play of Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol was the key. Both had 24 points in the win while Gasol added 13 rebounds and three blocks and Randolph pulled down nine boards. Tayshaun Prince and Mike Conley both had 15 points. Tony Allen and Quincy Pondexter, who spent a chunk of time guarding Chris Paul in Game 4, had 10 apiece. Memphis also held the Clippers to just two points combined from Caron Butler, DeAndre Jordan and Chauncey Billups. Memphis will have their pace in this game and win another low-scoring affair.
2013 NBA PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES +5