Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 11/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (3-1) at Memphis Grizzlies (3-2)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies meet Friday night in NBA action at the FedExForum.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for their second road victory to build on a solid 3-1 start to the season. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 100.2 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 91 points on 42 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 20 points and 10.8 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 18.8 points and 7.8 assists. Jamal Crawford is the third double-digit scorer and Marreese Speights is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 28.7 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have split their last 10 road games.
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The Memphis Grizzlies hope to remain unbeaten at home and build on a decent 3-2 start to the season. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 97.4 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 19.8 points and 5.8 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 16.5 points and 7.5 rebounds. Zach Randolph is the third double-digit scorer and James Ennis is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won four of their last five home games.
The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 Friday games. The Clippers are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Memphis and 3-12 ATS in the last 15 meetings overall.
The Clippers offense is struggling early this season and Griffin is coming off a game against the Thunder where he had zero confidence in his jumper. Losses are going to pile up quickly if the Clippers can't hit jump shots. The Memphis Grizzlies continue to play that quality defense and are always tough to beat at home. I'll take Memphis and the free bucket at home as more of a quiet fade from the Clippers.