NBA Betting Analysis on the Grizzles at Clippers

Posted by Eric Williams on April 11, 2016 in

Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers will look to hold it down at home and send a message when they host the suddenly feisty Memphis Grizzlies in a late NBA betting matchup that could be a potential playoff series preview.

The Grizz are coming off a heartbreaking 100-99 home loss against Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in their last contest while Los Angeles looks to extend their five-game winning streak.

NBA Betting Analysis on the Grizzles at Clippers

When: 10:30 PM ET, Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Radio: Grizzlies / Clippers
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Why Bet the Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis (42-38 SU, 42-37 ATS) has lost two straight and eight of their last nine games overall, but they out up one helluva’ fight in their narrow loss to Golden State the last time out.

The Grizz got a team-high 24 points and 15 rebounds from veteran forward Matt Barnes and double figure scoring from three others players in the crushing defeat. Memphis, which had lost 11 of its past 14, led most of the final quarter before falling to the Warriors 100-99 on Saturday.

“Tremendous effort from our guys, great job battling,” Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger said. “I thought we saw some great performances from our guys, but at the end of the day we just didn’t have enough offense.”

The good news for Memphis is that they’ve gone 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning straight up record and robust 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against teams from the Pacific Division.

Why Bet the L.A. Clippers

L.A. looks like a great bet because they’re playing excellent basketball right now and are at home!

The Clippers (52-28 SU, 39-38 ATS) are coming off a hard-fought 98-91 win over Dallas on Sunday night as veteran shooting guard Jamal Crawford scored a team-high 24 points off the bench and J.J. Redick added 20 points.

The Clippers are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games following a straight up win, an impressive 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against their Western Conference counterparts and near-perfect 4-1 ATS in their last five home games.

All-star power forward Blake Griffin added 17 points and 11 rebounds and played solid basketball after the half after struggling mightily in the first half.

“I think at the beginning of the second half, I tried to put a little more aggressiveness in the defense and try to let that get me going,” said Griffin, who scored 13 points in the second half while connecting on five of seven shots. He also had nine rebounds and five assists after intermission.

Expert Betting Prediction and Pick

I don’t think there’s any way that the Clippers lose this contest, but I’m going to urge you to back Memphis to cover the spread.

The Grizzlies are 6-0 ATS in the last half-dozen meetings in Los Angeles and 12-2 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.

Cementing my pick is the fact that the road team in this rivalry has gone 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings while the underdog has gone 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings overall.

My final score prediction is Clippers 102 Grizzlies 99.