Grizzlies vs. Clippers Prediction

Wednesday NBA Predictions: Will Grizzlies cover vs. Clippers? 1/4/17

Will the Grizzlies cover as a road favorite tonight when they visit the Clippers at 10:30PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Clippers are now a 1.5-point home underdog versus the Grizzlies after opening as a 1.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 198.5 but climbed to 199.

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Zach Randolph struggled in the Grizzlies' loss to the Lakers on Tuesday, hitting just 3-of-12 shots for 11 points, nine rebounds, a teal and a 3-pointer in 28 minutes. Mike Conley also somewhat struggled, hitting 7-of-16 shots for 21 points, four assists and three 3-pointers. In two games back from a toe injury, Conley averaged 21.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.0 3-pointers.

Chris Paul is doubtful for tonight's game due to a lingering hamstring problem. The injury has now forced Paul to miss six of the team's last seven games and tonight will be four straight that he misses. Austin Rivers and Raymond Felton will continue to split time at the point guard position for the Clippers, while Jamal Crawford will see an increase in offensive responsibilities off the bench.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Grizzlies have been a great bet when facing the Clippers, covering in seven of eight games in Los Angeles and in 13 of 17 overall against the Clippers. The road team has also cashed in six of the last eight meetings between these two teams and Los Angeles is just 2-5 at the betting window in its last seven games overall. Until the Clippers get healthy again, they're going to be a risk, even as a home small underdog.

 

WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES -1.5

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