Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/23/2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
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The Memphis Grizzlies head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, November 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 4.5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies have a record of 12-5. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.9 as they average 103.1 points per game while giving up 100.2 per contest. The Clippers have an overall mark of 11-6. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They total 117.9 points per contest and give up 113.5, which is a point differential of 4.4.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 12-5-0 against the spread this season
The Memphis Grizzlies are 7-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 10-7-0 against the spread this season
The Los Angeles Clippers are 11-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
10/27/18 SF Chandler Parsons Knee is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/22/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is questionable Friday vs Memphis
Marc Gasol comes into this game averaging 17.0 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Mike Conley averages 20.2 points per contest in 33.4 minutes per game. He averages 6.1 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Tobias Harris scores 21.4 points per contest while playing 35.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Lou Williams averages 18.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.5 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 103.1 points per contest, which is 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 38.9 boards per contest and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 12.6 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.2 points per contest, which is 1st in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 14th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they allow 22.8 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 3rd in the NBA with 117.9 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 4.35. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 1st in the league. They are 9th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.6 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 22.4. The Clippers are 17th in turnovers per contest with 14.2. The Clippers give up 113.5 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.0 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 45.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per contest this year.
The Grizzlies are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 104.7, and their offensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 4th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Memphis is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 9.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league. The Clippers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.3, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis +4.5
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