Los Angeles Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Odds and Predictions
The Los Angeles Clippers is set to face the challenge of Memphis Grizzlies tonight at the Staples Center. The Grizzlies would be looking to shrug off the rustiness and inconsistency that had affected their progress in this season.
On the other hand, the giant Clippers have little to worry about after notching up eight wins in the last 10 games and are looking to replicate this winning momentum when they face Grizzlies. Even though the Clippers are given a clear edge, Grizzlies are known to play to play out of their skins while facing a big opponent.
FiveThirtyEight gives Los Angeles Clippers 79% chances of beating Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Here are the latest Los Angeles Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Odds and Predictions updated on 21st April.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
Looking at Los Angeles Clippers campaign, they are looking like one of the sides to beat in the Western conference after a glorious run in this edition. Their campaign was off to a winning start that enabled them play attacking basketball in the games following that.
Looking at this month’s campaign so far, the side has managed to achieve victories against Lakers, Trail Blazers, Suns, Rockets, Pistons, Pacers and Timberwolves while they suffered two defeats against Nuggets and Magic that has consolidated their 3rd spot in the table. They are currently sitting in 3rd spot with 40 triumphs and 19 losses.
The Memphis Grizzlies have constantly been marred with defeats with occasional success for the side. This has dramatically reduced their chance of making it to further stages. This was quite evident when they waited until the 3rd game to grab their first victory.
Their February and March campaigns were roller-coaster rides that made their life difficult. In their last 10 games, they have had a mixed bag with 6 wins and 4 losses that has kept their campaign in check. They will be looking for some redemption with a desperate search for their 30th win of the season.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Regular season (96 games): Clippers – 51 wins, Grizzlies – 45 wins.
Playoffs played: Clippers – 6 wins, Grizzlies – 7 wins.
Previous meeting: Clippers won 119-99 on 26th February 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch
Terance Mann who is the shooting guard in the side with an efficiency rating of 13.12 and an average of 3.7 rebounds in every outing so far. But he needs to basket more in the coming games.
Kawhi Leonard was slightly underwhelming as he notched up 15 points and 8 assists in 23 minutes against Timberwolves.
Marcus Morris Sr. who has played at the small forward position has averaged 13.3 points per game in addition to 3.5 dribbles on an average.
The return of Paul George has been a huge positive for the side with the shooting guard pitching in with 23 points apart from his 3-point conversion of 43.7%.
Kyle Anderson is the small forward in the side with an efficiency rating of 17.14 and average of 12.2 points in every outing so far. He was disappointing against Nuggets as he accumulated just 11 points along with 6 assists in 39 minutes.
Ja Morant is an important shooting guard with a field goal success of 44.4% and a 3-pointer conversion of 27.4% so far.
Xavier Tillman who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 6.6 points and 4 rebounds per game in 45 games this season.
Grayson Allen is another important guard who topped the charts with 24 points and 3 rebounds in 43 minutes.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The Memphis Grizzlies have to punch above their weights to sign off on a high while the Clippers are playing some of the best basketball this season. Coming to this particular clash, FiveThirtyEight has gone on to suggest a victory to the Clippers here whereas the Grizzlies are in the hunt with a 29% chance.
Looking at the outright predictions, the Oddschecker has gone on to predict a huge advantage to the hosts while their opponents hold a negligible chance to make it to the postseason. On the other hand, SMarkets are of a similar opinion, suggesting a revamp for Grizzlies if they have to stand a chance in the NBA.