Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 197.5.
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The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 42-38 and a road record of 16-23. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 99.2 points per game while giving up 100.9 per contest. Memphis is 7-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 25-25. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Clippers have an overall record of 52-28 and a home record of 28-12. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.4 points per game and surrendering 100.3, good for a point differential of 4.2. Los Angeles has a division record of 9-6 and a conference record of 30-20. In their last 10 games they are 9-1.
Tony Allen comes into this contest averaging 8.4 points per game while playing 25.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 65%. Zach Randolph averages 15.2 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Chris Paul averages 19.6 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 9.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. J.J. Redick averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.9 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Memphis averages 99.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 49.9 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.3 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Los Angeles averages 104.4 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 51 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 3rd with 13 per game. The Clippers allow 100.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Clippers force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies average 96.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 100 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.7 per contest. The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 105.6 and a defensive rating of 107.4. In terms of pace they average 93.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Clippers score 104.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 97 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.4 points per game. The Clippers rating on offense is 108.2 and they have a defensive rating of 103.9. They get 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 41-37-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 44-35-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 39-37-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 32-45-3 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
04/11/16 G Tony Allen Hamstring "?" Tuesday vs. LA Clippers
04/05/16 F Brandan Wright Knee out for season
04/05/16 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
04/05/16 PG Mike Conley Achilles out for season
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out for season
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis
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