Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers Betting Prediction 02/24/20

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The Memphis Grizzlies (28-28) will travel to the Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers (37-19). The game can be seen on NBATV at 10:30 p.m. ET on Monday, February 24, 2020.

Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Clippers ATS Odds

Both teams lost in their last game. The Clippers (9-point favorites) were defeated by the Sacramento Kings, 112-103, while the Grizzlies (10.5-point underdogs) fell to the Los Angeles Lakers, 117-105. The Los Angeles game finished 18 points under the projected point total of 233, while the Memphis game went 13 points under the projected point total of 235.

Memphis had an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.2 (above their season average of 22.1) while Los Angeles did a fantastic job of getting to and converting from the free throw line (25-29; 86.2 percent). Kawhi Leonard fueled Los Angeles with 31 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile, Brandon Clarke led the way for Memphis, finishing with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The Grizzlies won the most recent matchup 140-114 to even the season series at one. Jae Crowder was a standout player in the game, putting up 27 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Memphis was effective at getting to and converting from the charity stripe. The Grizzlies made 24 of their 28 free throws (85.7 percent), while the Clippers were 17-22 (77.3 percent). Memphis covered as a 10-point underdog and the two teams combined to put up 254 points, which was well over the projected point total of 230.5.

Vegas has been spot on when predicting totals of Grizzlies games, with an even split between overs and unders. Memphis comes into the game with records of 28-28 straight up (SU) and 30-25-1 against the spread (ATS).

Vegas is known to place the total high when the Clippers are involved, as 31 of their 56 games have gone under the total. Moreover, Los Angeles owns records of 37-19 SU and 28-27-1 ATS.

The physical Los Angeles offense could be getting to the foul line a lot in this battle. The Clippers currently rank third in the league with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.228, while Memphis is among the NBA’s most foul-prone squads (giving up a 25th-ranked FTA rate of 0.221).

Grizzlies at Clippers ATS Pick

Free NBA Pick: SU Winner – Clippers, ATS Winner – Clippers, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Clippers rank 16th in three pointers attempted per game (32.8) while the Grizzlies rank 25th (30.8).
  • Los Angeles ranks fourth in second chance points per game (14.3). Memphis ranks 26th in second chance points allowed per game (14.0).
  • The Grizzlies rank first in assists per game (27.2) while the Clippers rank 17th (23.8).
  • Memphis averages 46.0 rebounds per game, which ranks eighth in the NBA. Los Angeles ranks 19th in rebounds allowed per game (45.9).
  • Los Angeles ranks 12th in blocks per game (5.1) while Memphis ranks 21st in blocks allowed per game (5.4).
  • The Clippers average 17.4 points off turnovers per game, which ranks ninth in the NBA. The Grizzlies rank 27th in points off turnovers allowed per game (18.4).
  • The Grizzlies rank 13th in steals per game (7.9) while the Clippers rank 22nd in steals allowed per game (8.1).
  • Memphis ranks first in points in the paint per game (57.2) while Los Angeles ranks seventh (49.3).
  • Memphis ranks fourth in fast break points per game (17.7) while Los Angeles ranks 22nd in fast break points allowed per game (14.4).
  • In games where they allow below 100 points, Memphis is 4-0 and Los Angeles is 14-0.
  • The Grizzlies are 27-22 when they score more than 100 points, while the Clippers are 35-14.
  • Los Angeles is 15-12-1 ATS at home, while Memphis is 13-13-1 ATS on the road.
  • Of the Grizzlies’ 27 road games, they have 14 overs and 13 unders.
  • The Clippers have 15 unders and 13 overs in 28 home games.

Bettings Trends:

  • In their last five games, Memphis and Los Angeles have both had 3 unders and 2 overs.
  • The Grizzlies are 2-3 ATS over their last five games, while the Clippers are 1-4.
  • The Grizzlies’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 2.8, up from 1.7 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Clippers have scored an average of 117.4 points per game (1.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 119.4 points per game (9.1 above their season average).