Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies Playoffs Prediction & Odds
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Playoffs Prediction & Odds
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The Los Angeles Clippers (40-26 SU, 33-33 ATS, 33-32-1 O/U) took two of three from the Memphis Grizzlies (41-25 SU, 29-37 ATS, 26-40 O/U) this season but dropped the last meeting on April 9 in Memphis.
The Clippers went 17-16 ATS at home and a polar opposite 16-17 ATS on the road while averaging 97.5 points per contest (14th) and shooting a solid 45.5 percent from the field (10th). L.A. finished 22nd in rebounding (41.6 rpg). Defensively, the Clippers allowed 95.0 points per game (13th) and 14th in defensive field goal percentage (44.7).
The Clippers had a whopping six players average double figures in scoring this season, led by Blake Griffin’s 20.7 points per game and Chris Paul’s 19.8 points per contest.
The Memphis Grizzlies caught fire late in the regular season to become the team that no one wants to face this postseason (again). The Grizz have won six straight and eight of its L/10 games.
Memphis averaged just 95.0 points per game (20th) while making 44.7 percent of their field goal attempts (16th) and 32.6 percent of their three-point attempts (25th).
Defense however, was a strong suit for the Grizzlies as they gave up just 93.0 points per game (fifth) while limiting their opponents to just 44.4 percent shooting (12th) and 34.5 percent from beyond the arc (11th). The Grizzlies had five double-digit scorers this season, led by Rudy Gay’s 19.0 points per contest.
Here is a look at the key ATS and O/U trends for both ballclubs this season.
Clippers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Over is 4-0 in Clippers last 4 playoff games as an underdog.
Under is 6-1 in Clippers last 7 vs. a team with a winning SU record.
Over is 4-1 in Clippers last 5 overall.
Over is 4-1 in Clippers last 5 games as a road underdog.
Over is 5-2 in Clippers last 7 games following a S.U. loss.
Under is 9-4 in Clippers last 13 Sunday games.
Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 playoff games as a favorite.
Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite.
Grizzlies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference.
Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite.
Over is 4-1 in Grizzlies last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Under is 14-5 in Grizzlies last 19 overall.
Under is 10-4 in Grizzlies last 14 games as a favorite.
Key head-to-head trends
Under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Memphis.
My picks for the four first round matchups are…
San Antonio in five
Oklahoma City in six
Lakers in six
Memphis in six