Grizzlies at Clippers - 4/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (42-38) at Los Angeles Clippers (52-28)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -8 -- Over/Under: 197.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TNT, FSW2
The Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers square off Tuesday night at the Staples Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies could use a nice bounce back win after losing eight of their last nine games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 99.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 100.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 15.2 points and 7.9 rebounds while Lance Stephenson is averaging 14 points and 2.8 assists. Matt Barnes is dishing 2.1 assists and Jordan Farmar is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost four straight road games.
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The Los Angeles Clippers look to build on their solid five-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 104.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 19.6 points and 9.9 assists while Blake Griffin is averaging 21.7 points and 8.4 rebounds. J.J. Redick is dishing 1.4 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won six straight home games.
The Grizzlies are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games and 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games following a straight up loss. The Clippers are 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 Tuesday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Grizzlies are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles and 12-2 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.
The Clippers are pretty much locked into where they are and have to be thinking rest at some point. Meanwhile the Grizzlies could fall to the seventh or eighth spot with more losses. While I'm not sure Memphis can win this game outright, it will certainly fight like hell to. I'm taking the points.