Los Angeles Clippers at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 12/5/2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 1.5 point favorites.
The Clippers have a record of 16-7. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 4.8 as they average 117.7 points per game while giving up 112.9 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 13-9. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 104.4 points per contest and give up 103.1, which is a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 14-8-0 against the spread this season
The Los Angeles Clippers are 14-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 13-9-0 against the spread this season
The Memphis Grizzlies are 10-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/29/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/23/18 G Dillon Brooks Knee is out indefinitely
10/27/18 SF Chandler Parsons Knee is out indefinitely
Lou Williams comes into this game averaging 17.8 points per contest while playing 25.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 94%. Tobias Harris averages 21.6 points per contest in 35.0 minutes per game. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 8.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Mike Conley scores 21.1 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 6.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Jaren Jackson averages 13.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 117.7 points per contest, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 46.3 boards per contest and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 13.4 per game. The Clippers allow 112.9 points per contest, which is 23rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 23.3 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 27th in the NBA with 104.4 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.32. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 39.3 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 23.7. The Grizzlies are 28th in turnovers per contest with 12.8. The Grizzlies give up 103.1 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 22.9 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 44.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Grizzlies are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.7, and their defensive rating of 110 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Los Angeles is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league.
Memphis is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Grizzlies are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -1.5
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