Los Angeles Clippers at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 12/23/2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, December 23, 2017.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 12-18. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 103.5 points per contest while giving up 105.6 per game. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 9-23. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 96.6 points per contest and giving up 101.0, which is a point differential of -4.4.
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Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 15-15-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 13-16-1 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 10-21-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 9-22-1 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/21/17 F Wesley Johnson Foot is out indefinitely
12/12/17 F Danilo Gallinari Gluteus is out indefinitely
11/28/17 F Blake Griffin MCL is out indefinitely
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/20/17 SG Wayne Selden Quad is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
DeAndre Jordan comes into this game averaging 11.1 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 15 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is 54%. Lou Williams averages 19.8 points per contest in 30.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.8 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Marc Gasol has scored 18.9 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per game this season for the Grizzlies. He hauls in 8.7 rebounds per contest and has 4.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Tyreke Evans averages 18.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 30.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 5 rebounds per game and 4.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 103.5 points per contest this year, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.17 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 21st. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 43.8 boards per contest and 20.4 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 12th with 15 per game. The Clippers allow 105.6 points per contest which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 14th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 23.9 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 29th in the NBA with 96.6 points per contest this season. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -4.41. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 39.5 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 20.6. The Grizzlies are 18th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Grizzlies give up 101 points per game, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 20.8 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 42.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Grizzlies are 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Los Angeles is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league.
Memphis is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league. The Grizzlies are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.7, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis
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