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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers

January 12, 2024


The Los Angeles Clippers will travel to Memphis, Tennessee to face the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum with the game scheduled to start at 8:00 PM ET on Friday night and will air on Bally Sports Southern California. 



The Clippers are one of the best teams in the Western Conference this season as they enter this game with the 4th best record in the conference at 24-13 while having won seven of their last eight games and are on a two-game winning streak following a 126-120 win at home against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. Los Angeles is an above-average scoring team this season as they enter this matchup averaging 117.41 points per game which ranks 9th in the NBA while also being one of the better defensive teams in the league as they are allowing an average of 111.76 points per game which ranks 9th in the league. 



Kawhi Leonard has been one of the best players on the team as he leads the team in scoring and is 2nd on the team in rebounds and steals with an average of 24 points, 6 rebounds, and 1.73 steals per game. The Los Angeles Clippers will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they travel to face the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.



The Memphis Grizzlies lost their best player, Ja Morant, for the season with a shoulder injury and enter this game with the 3rd worst record in the Western Conference at 14-23, however, they have won four of their last five games and are on a three-game winning streak following a 120-103 win on the road against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday. Memphis is one of the top defensive teams in the NBA this season as they are allowing the 13th fewest points per game with an average of 113.19 points allowed per game, however, they are the lowest-scoring team in the league as they enter this game averaging 108.14 points per game. 



Desmond Bane leads the team in scoring and assists with an average of 24.7 points and 5.4 assists per game. The Memphis Grizzlies will look to extend their winning streak to four games when they host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.



BookMaker has the Los Angeles Clippers listed as 7-point favorites on the road against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night. Memphis has won six of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings. The Grizzlies are 7-3 ATS in the last ten and have covered the spread in two of the previous three games in the series. The Los Angeles Clippers are 19-18 ATS overall, 8-9 ATS on the road, and 18-12 ATS as a favorite this season while the Memphis Grizzlies are 16-21 ATS overall, 4-12 ATS at home, and 11-14 ATS as an underdog on the year.



Los Angeles enters this game with a better record, however, Memphis has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten and two of the last three meetings. The Grizzlies are 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. Take the points with the Memphis Grizzlies when they host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +7