Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 1/8/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
The Memphis Grizzlies (26-14) are en route to Crypto.com Arena on Saturday where they will compete against the Los Angeles Clippers (19-20).
The Grizzlies played the Pistons and earned the victory with a final of 118-88 in their last contest. Memphis ended the game with a 49.0% field goal percentage (48 out of 98) and buried 10 of their 32 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Grizzlies converted 12 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 63.2%. In terms of getting rebounds, they collected a total of 61 with 18 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 31 assists for the game while forcing 3 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In terms of defense, Memphis allowed their opponent to shoot 34.3% from the floor on 34 of 99 shooting. Detroit distributed 39 dimes and had 23 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Detroit snagged 29 rebounds (10 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 9 blocks. Detroit ended up going 76.9% at the charity stripe by making 10 of 13 tries. They made 10 out of their 44 attempts from beyond the perimeter. In reference to fouls, the Grizzlies walked away with 18 and the Pistons recorded 11 fouls.
Dillon Brooks is someone who was a major factor in this matchup. He recorded 18 points on 8 out of 17 shooting. He played for 25 minutes and pulled down 3 boards. Brooks ended up going 47.1% from the field and also totaled 5 dimes.
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Memphis enters this game with a win-loss mark of 26-14 so far this year. They turn the ball over 13.5 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.1 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Memphis is snagging 48.1 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,002 assists for the campaign, which ranks 4th in the league in terms of passing. The Grizzlies are shooting 34.4% on 3-pointers (460 of 1,336) and 74.9% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 111.4 points per outing (5th in the NBA) on 45.4% from the field.
Defensively, the Grizzlies are able to force 15.4 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 36.4% on 3-point shots while they are 15th in basketball in points per game allowed (107.6). The Grizzlies defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.2% (1,573 of 3,479) and they surrender 42.6 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 29th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,000 relinquished on the campaign.
In their last game, the Clippers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 106-89 when they played the Suns. In relation to rebounds, Los Angeles permitted Phoenix to grab 42 in all (21 offensive). They finished 32.3% from beyond the arc by going 10 out of 31 and ended up going 8 out of 10 from the free throw line (80.0%). The Clippers allowed the Suns to convert 44 out of their 107 tries from the floor which had them at 41.1% for this contest. In all, the Clippers went 31 out of 86 from the field which had them shooting 36.0%. With regard to 3-point shots, Los Angeles converted 6 of their 28 attempts (21.4%). They were able to knock down 21 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 84.0%. The Suns earned 8 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Clippers to the free throw line for a total of 25 shots. They also turned it over 12 times, while earning 5 steals in this contest. The Clippers were able to pull down 41 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 49 in this matchup.
Marcus Morris was important for the Clippers for the matchup. Morris earned 26 points in his 36 minutes on the court and had 3 assists in the game. He converted 8 of 17 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 47.1%, and tallied 8 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a record of 19-20 this year. The Clippers are committing 17.8 fouls every game and they go 78.5% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.0 times per game (19th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.8 times per contest. Los Angeles has 4,097 pts on the campaign (105.1 per contest) and they grab 43.6 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Clippers are connecting on 44.9% from the floor, which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Los Angeles defense gives up 33.1% on shots from beyond the arc (447 of 1,350) and their opponents are converting on 78.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 23.4 dimes and 47.8 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 10th and 28th in the league. The Clippers defensively are ranked 7th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 105.7. They are forcing their opponents into 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.1% from the floor (6th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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