Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 10/23/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (+4.5)
The Los Angeles Clippers (0-1) will try to defeat the Memphis Grizzlies (1-0) at STAPLES Center on Saturday. Los Angeles opens this contest as 4.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 226.
The Grizzlies played the Cavaliers and took home the win by a score of 132-121 in their last game. Memphis ended the contest having earned a 53.0% field goal percentage (53 of 100) and converted 14 of 33 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Grizzlies converted 12 of their 12 attempts for a percentage of 100.0%. With respect to getting rebounds, they earned 53 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 28 assists in this contest while forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and having 8 steals. In regard to the defense, Memphis allowed 50.5% from the floor on 47 out of 93 shooting. Cleveland earned 36 dimes and had 38 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Cleveland collected 29 rebounds (7 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 8 blocked shots. Cleveland finished shooting 72.2% from the charity stripe by converting 13 of their 18 tries. They knocked down 14 of their 38 attempts from three-point range.
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Kyle Anderson is a guy who came through in this game. He ended up walking away with 10 points on 3 out of 7 shooting. He played for 22 mins played and also pulled down 7 rebounds. Anderson ended up going 42.9% from the field and also totaled 4 dimes.
Memphis will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 1-0 for the year. The Grizzlies are hitting 42.4% on shots from beyond the arc (14 of 33) and 100.0% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 132.0 points per outing (4th in the league) while connecting on 53.0% from the field. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.0 times per contest and as a squad are committing 15.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Memphis is snagging 53.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 28 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 10th in the league in terms of passing. On defense, the Grizzlies have forced 11.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.0 personal fouls. The Grizzlies defense is allowing a FG percentage of 50.5% (11 of 17) and they relinquish 36.0 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 28th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 38 surrendered for the year. They are giving up 36.8% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 19th in basketball in points per game allowed (121.0).
For their last game, the Clippers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 115-113 against the Warriors. The Clippers corralled 31 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in this matchup. They also coughed up the ball 7 times, while getting 9 steals in the game. The Warriors were called for 21 fouls for the contest which took the Clippers to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They were able to bury 15 of the free throws for a percentage of 71.4%. When discussing three-point shots, Los Angeles made 14 of 40 attempts (35.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Clippers finished 42 out of 95 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.2%. The Clippers allowed the Warriors to knock down 43 of their 83 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 51.8% in the game. They finished 48.4% from distance by shooting 15 out of 31 and walked away from this one shooting 14 out of 22 from the free throw line (63.6%). In reference to rebounds, Los Angeles permitted Golden State to pull down 43 in all (10 offensive).
Eric Bledsoe was important for the Clippers in the game. He buried 10 out of 16 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and had 3 rebounds. Bledsoe racked up 22 points in his 30 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 2 assists for the matchup.
Los Angeles has a mark of 0-1 so far this year. The Clippers commit 25.0 fouls every game while shooting 71.4% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 24.0 times per game (17th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 7.0 times per game. Los Angeles has totaled 113 points on the year (113.0 per game) and they grab 38.0 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Clippers are shooting 44.2% from the field, which ranks them 17th in the league. The Clippers defensively are ranked 16th in basketball in points allowed per game with 115.0. The Los Angeles defense allows 48.4% on shots from distance (15 of 31) and opponents are connecting on 63.6% of their free throw shots. They allow 27.0 assists and 53.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 20th and 24th in basketball. They are forcing 21.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 51.8% from the floor (28th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-4.5) and under 226 points
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