Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/2/2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 11-25. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.0 as they are averaging 98.3 points per game while giving up 102.3 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 15-19. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 105.5 points per game and surrendering 106.0, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 13-22-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 12-23-1 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 18-16-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 17-16-1 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/30/17 F Chandler Parsons Knee is "?" Sunday vs Sacramento
12/29/17 SG Wayne Selden Quad is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/30/17 PG Austin Rivers Achilles injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs Charlotte
12/12/17 F Danilo Gallinari Gluteus is out indefinitely
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
Marc Gasol comes into this game averaging 18.9 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Tyreke Evans averages 19.4 points per contest in 30.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.5 assists per game and 5 rebounds per contest for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
DeAndre Jordan has scored 11.1 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per game this season for the Clippers. He hauls in 15.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is at 55%. Lou Williams averages 20.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.7 rebounds per game and 4.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 98.3 points per contest this year, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.97 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 39.5 boards per contest and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 14.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 102.3 points per contest which is 8th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they allow 20.9 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 14th in the NBA with 105.5 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.47. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 21st in the league. They are 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.7 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 20.7. The Clippers are 15th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Clippers give up 106 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.8 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 43.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Grizzlies are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 93.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Memphis is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
Los Angeles is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Clippers are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.6, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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