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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 12/5/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Clippers (16-7) at Memphis Grizzlies (13-9)
Date & Time Wednesday December 5, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies PK -- Over/Under: 212.5
TV Channel
FSSE, FSPT
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NBA | Los Angeles Clippers (16-7) at Memphis Grizzlies (13-9)
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies meet Wednesday in NBA action at the FedExForum.

The Los Angeles Clippers look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 117.7 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 112.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 21.6 points and 8.4 rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.2 points and 2.2 assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won five of their last seven road games.

The Memphis Grizzlies could use a win here after losing four of their last five games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 104.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 21.1 points and 6.6 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 18 points and 9.4 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Garrett Temple is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.3 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have split their last six home games.

The Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Grizzlies are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Clippers are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Memphis and 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 10-2 in Clippers last 12 overall.

The Los Angeles Clippers continue to be one of the better teams in the league and are shooting a healthy 49.3 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from three during their last five games. The Memphis Grizzlies cooled off from their fast start and are being otuscored by four points in their last five games. It was only a matter of time before the Grizzlies started to stumble a bit, as they don't have the consistent offensive horses to survive in this league. I had the Clippers as a surprise team before the season, but they're surpassing my expectations so far, and I'm on the bandwagon. In this toss-up, give me the Clippers on the road.

Pick:
Los Angeles Clippers PK

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