Los Angeles Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 2/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-7.5)
FedExForum is the site where and the Memphis Grizzlies (13-14) will play the Los Angeles Clippers (23-10) on Thursday. Memphis opens this game as 7.5-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 228.
The Los Angeles Clippers faced the Washington Wizards and went home with a win by a final score of 135-116 in their last game. Los Angeles walked away from the contest with a 57.4% field goal percentage (54 out of 94) and converted 19 of their 38 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Clippers made 8 of 13 attempts for a percentage of 61.5%. With regard to grabbing boards, they compiled 46 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 26 assists for this game while earning 7 steals and 5 rejections. When it comes to defending, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 53.4% from the field on 47 of 88 shooting. Washington recorded 32 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. Moreover, the Wizards totaled 36 boards (6 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Washington finished shooting 68.8% when shooting free throws by knocking down 11 of their 16 shots. They also made 11 out of their 20 tries from three-point range.
Kawhi Leonard is a player who played a role in the matchup. He accumulated 32 points on 13 out of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 34:26 minutes and also collected 7 boards. Leonard finished the contest at 65.0% from the floor and also recorded 4 assists. Another guy that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Clippers was Paul George. He collected 6 rebounds in 28:58 min played. He ended up shooting 64.7% from the field for the matchup via 11-of-17 (30 points). When the final whistle was blown, George accounted for 3 assists.
Los Angeles will play this game with a record of 23-10 for the campaign. The Clippers are hitting 42.2% on shots from 3-point land (474 of 1,122) and 83.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 115.8 points per outing (4th in the league) while hitting 48.7% from the field. They cough up possession 13.3 times per game and as a unit they are committing 19.2 fouls every game. As a unit, Los Angeles is collecting 44.3 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 803 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 8th in the NBA in terms of passing. Defensively, the Clippers are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers per game and they draw 18.2 personal fouls. The Clippers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 46.8% (438 of 601) and they relinquish 41.1 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 14th in basketball in giving up assists with 768 conceded for the campaign. They relinquish 35.6% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 5th in the league in points per game from their opponents (109.0).
When they last played, the Memphis Grizzlies went home defeated by a final of 102-92 against the Dallas Mavericks. The Grizzlies were able to snag 38 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 51 in the game. They also rejected 2 tries while getting 7 steals for the game. The Mavericks had 18 fouls for the game which took the Grizzlies to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to make 12 of them for a percentage of 63.2%. In terms of shots from downtown, Memphis converted 6 of 31 attempts (19.4%). Overall, the Grizzlies shot 37 for 94 from the field which had them shooting 39.4%. The Grizzlies permitted the Mavericks to bury 35 out of 80 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 43.8% in the matchup. They finished shooting 36.6% from 3-point land by going 15 of 41 and ended up shooting 17 of 26 from the free throw line (65.4%). Concerning how they rebounded, Memphis allowed Dallas to get 49 overall (5 on the offensive side).
Ja Morant was important for the Grizzlies for the game. He buried 10 out of 21 in this contest for a rate of 47.6%, and earned 4 rebounds. Morant recorded 22 points in his 33:53 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 9 dimes for this contest. Another guy that was important for Memphis was Jonas Valančiūnas. He finished this one with no assists in 29:33 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 5 out of 18 from the floor. Valanciunas finished going 27.8% from the floor while notching 11 points and 15 boards.
Memphis has a record of 13-14 this year. Memphis has tallied 2,981 points this year (110.4 per game) and they grab 44.5 rebounds per contest. The Grizzlies have committed 18.6 personal fouls every game and they shoot 78.9% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the ball, the Grizzlies are shooting 46.2% from the floor, which is ranked 16th in the league. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 27.4 times per contest (2nd in the league) and they turn it over 14.1 times per contest. The Grizzlies on the defensive side of the court are 17th in the league in points per game surrendered with 112.0. They have relinquished 25.9 assists and 43.8 boards per game, which has them ranked 25th and 14th in the league. The Memphis defense allows 39.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (367 of 937) and their opposition makes 76.4% of their free throw attempts. They have forced 16.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.8% from the floor (28th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Memphis (+7.5) and over 228 points
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks