Saturday, March 19, 2016
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.5.
The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 43-24 and a road record of 21-12. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.9 as they are averaging 104.6 points per game while giving up 100.8 per contest. Los Angeles is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-16. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 39-30 and a home record of 24-11. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.9 points per game and surrendering 100.5, good for a point differential of -1.6. Memphis has a division record of 7-6 and a conference record of 23-19. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. J.J. Redick averages 16.9 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 1.7 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Tony Allen averages 7.5 points per game while playing 25.3 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 62%. Zach Randolph averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Los Angeles averages 104.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 51 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13 per game. The Clippers allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.3 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Memphis averages 98.9 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 49.6 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 8th with 13.3 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Clippers average 104.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 99.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -9.7 per contest. The Clippers have an offensive rating of 108.1 and a defensive rating of 104.1. In terms of pace they average 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Grizzlies score 102 ppg at home and they have averaged 91.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -21.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.3 points per game. The Grizzlies rating on offense is 105 and they have a defensive rating of 106.7. They get 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 32-31-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 27-37-3 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 35-32-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 38-30-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
03/14/16 F Branden Dawson Legal problems out indefinitely
01/12/16 F Blake Griffin Hand out indefinitely
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
03/18/16 F Matt Barnes Possible Suspension "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
03/18/16 G Vince Carter Calf "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
03/18/16 F Zach Randolph Knee doubtful Saturday vs. LA Clippers
03/16/16 F P.J. Hairston Hamstring expected to miss 2-3 weeks
03/12/16 PG Mike Conley Achilles expected to miss 3-4 weeks
03/12/16 C Chris Andersen Shoulder out indefinitely
02/29/16 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis
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