NBA Betting Predictions: Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Clippers
This afternoon the Los Angeles Clippers try to get on track after a winless road trip when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies who are having troubles of their own losing five of their last seven games. BetDSI Sportsbook current live lines display the Clippers as -2 point favorites over the Grizzlies.
Thursday the LA Clippers were defeated by 97-90 on the road against the Charlotte Hornets when Chris Paul visited his old stomping grounds. LA shot very poorly hitting just 38.9% of their attempts from the floor and just 18.5% of their 24 three-point shots. They gave themselves every opportunity to win forcing the Hornets to turnover the ball nearly double their total at 20 to their 11, they just could not hit clutch shots, even failing miserably at the foul line hitting just 15 of 24 free throws.
Blake Griffin led the contest in scoring with 21 points to go with a game leading 11 rebounds. However he could have played better hitting only 7 out of 19 shots from the paint and missing nearly half of his 13 free throws. Chris Paul scored 14 points also having difficulties shooting hitting just 5 out of 14 shots from the floor, Paul did tie the game lead with 9 assists though.
The Memphis Grizzlies who have had troubles winning after a 9-1 stretch dropped another game on the road Thursday 97-93 against the Trail Blazers. Memphis shot 45.7 percent from the floor and were very selective in their three-point shooting as they only put up 8 attempts hitting 3 of them. The Grizzlies created more turnovers and out rebounded Portland but they could not overcome their opponents hitting everyone of their 25 free-throws.
Leading the Grizzlies in scoring was Center Marc Gasol who posted 22 points on some really good shooting hitting 8 out of his 13 shots from the floor. Tony Allen also shot efficiently going 6 of 9 from the field , hitting his only three-point shot and nailing all four of his free-throws. Memphis did not get much help from the bench with Marreese Speights leading the pine with 7 points, and O.J. Mayo going only 3-9 on his shooting from the floor.
NBA Betting Prediction: This is a tough one to call as these two teams are at their worst all season. The Memphis Grizzlies have shown when they are hot they are on fire but when slumping they are in disarray. The same could be said for the LA Clippers who are on a season high three game losing streak. I look for the Clippers to get back on track here at home against the grizzlies.
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