Clippers vs. Grizzlies Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Grizzlies are a 6-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 197 points.
Los Angeles enters with a 13-18 record and 16-15 ATS after a 128-118 comeback win at the Rockets. Memphis is 9-23 overall and 10-21-1 ATS following a 97-95 loss at the Suns, its third straight defeat. The Grizzlies won the season's first meeting 113-104 on Nov. 4 in LA. The Clippers are 3-2 straight up and 3-2 ATS in five meetings since the start of last season. The over is 4-1.
In the victory at Houston, Austin Rivers scored a career-high 36 points as he hit six 3-pointers to lead the way. He added seven assists and two rebounds. Lou Williams tallied 32 points, seven assists, three assists and two rebounds off the bench. DeAndre Jordan tallied 15 points, 20 rebounds and two blocked shots. Jawun Evans added 15 points and four assists off the bench. Los Angeles outscored the hosts 76-53 in the second half.
Memphis was paced by Tyreke Evans with 23 points, nine rebounds and five assists in the loss at Phoenix. He missed what would have been game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer after a Suns turnover. Marc Gasol contributed 13 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and three blocks. JaMychal Green had 13 points, 10 rebounds and two assists. Andrew Harrison added 12 points and five boards. The Grizzlies were outscored 18-14 in the fourth quarter.
Los Angeles is 6-14 ATS in the last 20 meetings. The over is 4-0 in the last four meetings.
The Clippers are coming off a stunning win at Houston Friday night, overcoming a 13-point halftime deficit to dominate the second half and take down one of the NBA's top teams. Memphis has more rest for this game, but it is hard to see why it is a 6-point favorite. The Grizzlies are in freefall mode and even only 6-12 straight up on their home floor. Rivers and Williams are in great form right now, while Jordan has been a beast on the boards.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS +6