Los Angeles Clippers at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 1/26/2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, January 26, 2018. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 4 point favorites.
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The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 23-24. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 107.7 points per contest while giving up 107.6 per game. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 17-30. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99.3 points per game and surrendering 102.2, good for a point differential of -2.9.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 25-22-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 27-19-1 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 21-25-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 19-27-1 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/12/17 F Danilo Gallinari Gluteus is out indefinitely
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
01/04/18 PG Austin Rivers Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
01/25/18 G Tyreke Evans Illness is "?" Friday vs LA Clippers
01/24/18 F James Ennis III Calf is "?" Friday vs LA Clippers
01/24/18 F JaMychal Green Ankle is "?" Friday vs LA Clippers
01/24/18 F Jarell Martin Knee is "?" Friday vs LA Clippers
01/15/18 F Chandler Parsons Abdominal is out indefinitely
Blake Griffin comes into this game averaging 22.7 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Lou Williams averages 23.2 points per contest in 32.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.1 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Marc Gasol has scored 18.1 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per game this season for the Grizzlies. He hauls in 8.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Tyreke Evans averages 19.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.1 rebounds per game and 5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 107.7 points per contest this year, which is 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.13 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 43.1 boards per contest and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 15.2 per game. The Clippers allow 107.6 points per contest which is 23rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 23.6 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 29th in the NBA with 99.3 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.85. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.3 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 20.7. The Grizzlies are 21st in turnovers per contest with 14.1. The Grizzlies give up 102.2 points per game, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.1 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 42.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Grizzlies are 19th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 10th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 10th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Memphis is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 12th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 93.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -4
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