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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 12/23/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Clippers (13-18) at Memphis Grizzlies (9-23)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)

The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -4.5 -- Over/Under: 196.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSW2

The Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies meet Saturday in NBA action at the FedExForum.

The Los Angeles Clippers look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 103.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 19.8 points and 4.8 assists while Austin Rivers is averaging 14.7 points and 2.1 rebounds. Danilo Gallinari is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 15 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have lost five of their last seven road games.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 12/23/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Memphis Grizzlies need a feel good victory here after losing seven of their last eight games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 96.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 18.9 points and 8.7 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 18.4 points and 4.1 assists. JaMychal Green is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Chandler Parsons is dishing two assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost 12 of their last 14 home games.

The Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Grizzlies are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest, 3-13 ATS in their last 16 home games and 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Clippers are 6-14 ATS in the last 20 meetings, the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

I know this is a letdown game after the Los Angeles Clippers put together a solid performance and knocked off the Rockets as double-digit underdogs Friday night. However, I'm not laying chalk with the Memphis Grizzlies. What has Memphis done the last two months that makes you say, yes, I'll lay 4.5 points. The answer is nothing. The Grizzlies are downright garbage, and the against the spread numbers haven't been any better despite being underdogs most nights. I'll take the points with the Clippers, even if it's a fade from the Grizzlies more than anything.

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