Clippers vs. Grizzlies Prediction
The Clippers are a double-digit road favorite tonight in Memphis at 8:00PM ET. Do the banged-up Grizzlies have enough juice to cover the large number as a home underdog?
Los Angeles opened as a 10-point favorite but according to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI the Clippers are now -10.5 to beat the Grizzlies tonight. The total has also moved, going from 200 up to 200.5.
The Clippers have won six of their last 10 but are just 4-6 against the spread during that stretch, while the Grizzlies are 4-6 straight up over their last 10 games and are 6-4 at the betting window. Los Angeles enters play tonight with a 17-14 record against the spread as a road team in 2015-16, while Memphis is 19-16 ATS at home this season.
The Grizzlies have been bitten hard by the injury bug. Jordan Adams (knee) is out indefinitely. Brandan Wright (knee) is out for the next 7-10 days, as is P.J. Hairston (groin). Chris Anderson (left shoulder sublaxation) is expected to play within the next week but won't dress tonight again. Zach Randolph (knee) and Vince Carter (calf) are also game-time decisions for tonight.
But Lance Stephenson played very well in a start at point guard on Thursday versus the Bucks, scoring 19 points while grabbing seven boards with six assists and one steal in 38 minutes. He only turned the ball over three times and continues to be the Grizzlies' offense.
Despite their depth being tested on a nightly basis, Memphis should cover tonight. The Clippers are just 2-11 against the spread in their last 13 games versus the Grizzlies and have failed to cover in five of their last seven games in Memphis. The underdog is also a perfect 4-0 against the number in the last four meetings between these two teams.
SATURDAY NBA FREE PICK: MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES +10.5