Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 1/4/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Clippers

Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 3:30 PM (STAPLES Center)

LAC -11.0 . Total

The Memphis Grizzlies are on the road for a matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers.  The Grizzlies are (13-22), coming off a 128-123 loss to the Sacramento Kings.  The Clippers are (25-11), after getting past the Detroit Pistons, 126-112.

In the Grizzlies loss to the Kings, Memphis was guided by Jonas Valanciunas.  Valanciunas secured a double-double in the game, finishing with 18 points and 12 rebounds.  The Grizzlies shot 48% from the floor and 38% from 3-point range.  The Grizzlies took the loss thanks to their ability to put the Kings at the charity stripe.  The Kings out scored the Grizzlies from the foul line, 26 to 20.  The Grizzlies committed 17 turnovers in the loss.

In the Clippers win over the Pistons, Los Angeles was guided on offense by Kawhi Leonard.  Leonard contributed 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists in the game.  The Clipper shot 54% from the floor and 39% from 3-point range.  Los Angeles held Detroit to just 43% from the floor and 21% from deep.  Los Angeles had 29 assists to 15 turnovers in the win.

Recent Betting Trends:

Grizzlies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against the Clippers.

Grizzlies are 1-4 SU in their last 5 road games.

The over is 5-1 in Grizzlies last 6 games.

Clippers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games.

Clippers are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games.

The over is 5-2 in Clippers last 7 games.

The Clippers are one of the better teams when playing at home.  Los Angeles is 15-3 when at home, the Grizzlies are 6-10 on the road .  The Clippers are 21-15 ATS overall, while the Grizzlies are 16-18-1 ATS on the season.  The Grizzlies have one of the worse scoring defense's in the league, giving up over 116 per game.  That does not bode well for Memphis, when going up against a Clippers team that averages over 116 offensively.  The Clippers give up just over 105 per game at home, while the Grizzlies average 109 on the road.  The Clippers should be able to hold Ja Morant in company in check.  Final score prediction, Clippers win and cover,  116-103.     

Chris’s Pick LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS -11.0

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.