Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Clippers Predictions, NBA Picks Tonight 2/24/2020
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Monday, February 24, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -5.5
Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers (37-19, 2nd in the Pacific Division) host the Memphis Grizzlies (28-28, 3rd in the Southwest Division) at Staples Center on Monday, February 24, 2020. The spread on this matchup has Los Angeles as 5.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 230.
The Grizzlies cover the spread 54.5% of the time, having gone 30-25-1 ATS. Los Angeles is covering the spread 51.8% of the time, going 29-27-0 against the spread.
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
02/23/20 F Jaren Jackson Jr. Knee is out 2-3 weeks
01/27/20 SG Grayson Allen Hip is out indefinitely
01/13/20 SF Justise Winslow Back is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
02/22/20 SF Paul George Hamstring is questionable Monday vs Memphis
02/22/20 PG Patrick Beverley Groin is questionable Monday vs Memphis
Jonas Valanciunas comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 25.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. Ja Morant averages 17.6 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.9 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 27.3 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Lou Williams averages 19.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 113.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 46.0 rebounds per game and 27.2 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15.3 per game. The Grizzlies allow 114.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 24.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 5th in the league with 115.7 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 48.1 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Clippers are 10th in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Clippers surrender 110.3 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.8 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game.
The Grizzlies are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 16th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. 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 27th in the NBA. Memphis is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league. The Clippers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.5, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 16th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -5.5
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