Thursday, March 9, 2017
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 1 point favorites.
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The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 38-25. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 107.9 points per game while giving up 104.9 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 36-28. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.4 points per game and surrendering 100.5, good for a point differential of 0.9.
DeAndre Jordan comes into this game averaging 12.2 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Clippers. He pulls down 13.5 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 70% while his free throw percentage is currently at 48%. Blake Griffin averages 22.1 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Mike Conley averages 20.1 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Marc Gasol averages 20.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
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Los Angeles averages 107.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.05 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.2 per game. The Clippers allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Memphis averages 101.4 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.91 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 25th with 13 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Grizzlies force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Clippers have an offensive rating of 111.5 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 106.6. They get 93.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Memphis 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 50%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 32-31-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 33-28-2 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 32-32-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 32-31-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles +1
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