Free Pick: Grizzlies vs. Clippers Spread Winner

by | Last updated Mar 5, 2023 | nba

Memphis Grizzlies (38-24 SU, 29-31-2 ATS) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (33-33 SU, 32-33-1 ATS)
When: Sunday, March 5th, 10:00 PM (ET)
Where: Arena, CA, Los Angeles

Point Spread: Mem +7/LAL -7 (Stop wasting your hard earned money! STOP laying -110 odds! You don’t have to anymore! You only have to risk -105 at BAS!)
Total: 228.0
Money Line: Memphis Grizzlies +226/-277

Notable Injuries


  • Steven Adams (Out) Knee
  • Dillon Brooks (Out) Suspension
  • Ja Morant (Out) Not With Team
  • Brandon Clarke (Out) Achilles


  • Norman Powell (Out) Shoulder
  • Ivica Zubac (Questionable) Foot

Recent Form

Heading into the game, Memphis is 38-24 overall. When taking to the road, Memphis has a mark of 12-19 and a win percentage of 39%. Currently, the team is 2nd in the Western Conference. So far, they are 29-31-2 vs. the spread. When looking at how the team has performed of late straight and vs. the spread, they are 3-2 in their past five games and 3-2 ATS. Over their past ten games, they are 6-4 SU and 5-5 ATS.

Most recently, Memphis lost to the Nuggets by a score of 113-97. Ja Morant and his 27 was not enough for the team to pull out a win as 6-point underdogs. The Grizzlies also finished with an ATS loss in the game.

Heading into the game, Los Angeles is 33-33 overall. When playing at home, Los Angeles has a mark of 15-15 and a win percentage of 50%. Currently, the team is 8th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 32-33-1 vs. the spread. The Clippers need a win in today’s matchup vs. Memphis to avoid their 6th straight loss.

In their most recent matchup, the Kings defeated Los Angeles with a score of 128-127. Paul George scored the most points for the team with 28, but it was not enough to earn the win. The Clippers were 7 points ahead going into the game.

The Historicals

t In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Grizzlies averaged 124.5 points per game vs. Los Angeles, which was an increase over their season-long average. While the Grizzlies saw a boost in scoring, the Clippers averaged 109.75 points per contest in a head-to-head meeting with Memphis. This figure was similar to their season-long average. Across the previous five meetings between the teams, the Grizzlies have an average scoring margin of +9 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 4-1. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 4-1. Combined, they averaged 231 points in these games.

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This season, Memphis is among the league leaders in scoring, averaging 115.6 points per game. So far, the Grizzlies are also one of the more up-tempo teams in the league, sitting at 100.9 possessions per game. Memphis’ 3-point shooting numbers are below the league average, as they have hit just 34.2% of their looks from deep. On average, the team gets up 33.0 3-point shots per game, placing them 14th in the NBA. Defensively, the Grizzlies have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 109.93 points per game. So far, they have done an excellent job defending the 3-point arc, allowing teams to hit just 34.88%.

Ja Morant will not be available for today’s game in Memphis, meaning that Desmond Bane will need to step up and take on the role of primary scorer for the team. This year, Bane has been averaging 21.3 points per game for the Grizzlies.

This season, Los Angeles is averaging just 112.4 points per game, which places them 23rd in the league. A major reason for these low numbers is the fact that they play at one of the slower paces in the NBA, at just 98.1 possessions per game. Los Angeles’ offensive attack has benefited from some hot shooting from outside. Not only are they among the league leaders in 3-pointers attempted per game, but they are 7th in 3-point shooting percentage at 37.7%. Defensively, the Clippers have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 108.39 points per game. So far, they have done an excellent job defending the 3-point arc, allowing teams to hit just 34.31%.

Paul George is the top scorer for the Clippers, with an average of 23.3 points per game. This season, his field goal percentage is 45.8%. Russell Westbrook is the team’s second-leading scorer, averaging 16.0 points per game.

Betting Trends

  • The Grizzlies are 42-16 ATS in their last 58 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
  • The Grizzlies are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • The Clippers are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.

Joes Pick To Cover The Spread

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