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L.A. Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 3/31/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Memphis Grizzlies at L.A. Clippers
Date & Time Sunday March 31, 2019, 10:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: L.A. Clippers -8 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FSSE, FSPT
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The Memphis Grizzlies look for a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 102.8 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 20.9 points and 6.4 assists while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 19.8 points and 10.4 rebounds. Avery Bradley is the third double-digit scorer and Jaren Jackson Jr. is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost four of their last five road games.

The Los Angeles Clippers look to keep the ball rolling after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 114.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 20.3 points and 5.3 assists while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.7 points and 6.1 rebounds. Montrezl Harrell is the third double-digit scorer and Landry Shamet is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won nine of their last 10 home games.

The Grizzlies are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 0 days rest, 7-16 ATS in their last 23 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games. The Clippers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Sunday games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Grizzlies are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the favorite is 5-0-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 6-1 in Clippers last 7 overall. The over is 6-1 in Grizzlies last 7 overall.

The Los Angeles Clippers are one of the hottest teams in the league right now and aren't a team I'm trying to step in front of. The Memphis Grizzlies have had success hanging around and have been able to steal some games here and there, but they're just 14-22 ATS on the road where they lose by an average of 5.4 points. As we get closer toward the end of the season, teams with nothing to play for tend to let up, while playoff contenders have every reason in the world to press on the gas. This is the time of year when blowouts take place more frequently. I'll lay the chalk with the Clippers.

Pick:
L.A. Clippers -8

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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