The red-hot Memphis Grizzlies (26-14) travel to take on the Los Angeles Clippers (19-20) on Saturday afternoon. The Grizzlies head into this game on a seven-game win streak. In their last game, they blew out the Detroit Pistons 118-88. The Clippers are looking to end their two-game skid in this matchup. On Jan. 6, Los Angeles lost to the Phoenix Suns 106-89 on Thursday. Memphis will likely be without guard Ja Morant, who is doubtful (thigh), while the Clippers remain without stars Paul George (elbow) and Kawhi Leonard (knee).
Tipoff is at 3:30 p.m. ET from Crypto.com Arena. Memphis is favored by 2.5 points in the latest Grizzlies vs. Clippers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 213. Before making any Clippers vs. Grizzlies picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Clippers vs. Grizzlies, and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Grizzlies vs. Clippers:
- Grizzlies vs. Clippers spread: Grizzlies -2.5
- Grizzlies vs. Clippers over-under: 213 points
- Grizzlies vs. Clippers money line: Grizzlies -140, Clippers +120
- MEM: Grizzlies are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall
- LAC: Clippers are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games as a home underdog
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Why the Grizzlies can cover
The Grizzlies are one of the top-scoring and rebounding teams in the NBA. Memphis is currently sixth in scoring (111.4) and first in rebounding (48.1). The Grizzlies are also a feisty group on the defensive end, ranking first in steals (10.2) and blocks (6). Memphis has scored 118 points three times in the last four games.
Memphis dominated the Detroit Pistons in their last contest, blowing them out 118-88. The Grizzlies held the Pistons to 34 percent from the field and a measly 23 percent from 3-point range. Memphis had six players who scored in double figures. Forward Dillon Brooks had 18 points, three steals, and two blocks. This team is red-hot and has plenty of confidence coming into this contest.
Why the Clippers can cover
Guard Reggie Jackson is averaging 16.9 points along with 3.5 rebounds and 4 assists per game. With George sidelined, Jackson will need to step it up offensively. The Boston College product has scored over 20 points in nine games thus far. His best outing came in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
Jackson dropped a season-high 31 points with 10 rebounds and three steals in that game. Guard Terance Mann is averaging a career-high 10.6 points per game with 5.3 rebounds. He is one of the best 3-point shooters on the team, knocking down 39 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc. The Clippers’ last win came over the Brooklyn Nets on Jan. 1. Mann added 19 points while shooting 7-of-12 from the floor and 3-of-6 from three.
How to make Grizzlies vs. Clippers picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 204 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
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