Clippers vs Grizzlies Prediction - NBA Picks 1/12/24

Memphis Grizzlies (14-23) vs Los Angeles Clippers (24-13)

Game Info: Friday, January 12, 2024 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)

Betting Odds: Memphis Grizzlies -7.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Memphis Grizzlies play host to the Los Angeles Clippers at the FedExForum on Friday night. Here’s a Grizzlies vs Clippers Prediction.

Los Angeles Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers have been in great form as they've won seven of their past eight games and they will be aiming for a third straight win after sneaking past the Raptors in a 126-120 home win on Wednesday. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard led the team with 29 points apiece, James Harden tallied 14 points with 11 assists while Ivica Zubac chipped in with 12 points and 11 rebounds. As a team, the Clippers shot 52 percent from the field and 15 of 34 from the 3-point line, but despite their solid shooting numbers, they couldn't shake the Raptors until they went on a pivotal 11-3 run in the fourth quarter to pull away and improve to 16-4 at home this season.

Memphis Grizzlies

Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies have been in pretty good shape also as they've won four of their last five games overall and they will be aiming for a fourth straight victory after routing the Mavericks in a 120-103 road win on Tuesday. Desmond Bane led the team with 32 points, nine rebounds and four assists, Marcus Smart added 23 points while Luke Kennard and Ziaire Williams scored 14 points each. As a team, the Grizzlies shot 48 percent from the field and 14 of 37 from the 3-point line as they set their tone defensively by hlding the Mavericks to just 22 points in the second quarter, before they poured in 39 points in the second quarter to build a 22-point lead and set up the easy win.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Grizzlies rank 30th in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (6.5).
  • The Grizzlies rank 30th in the league for three-point percentage this season (34.0%).
  • The Clippers rank 2nd in the league for three-point percentage this season (39.1%).
  • The Clippers rank 3rd in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (26.6).

Grizzlies vs Clippers Prediction

The Clippers have all their key players healthy for this one, while the Grizzlies are still missing Derrick Rose, Brandon Clarke, Ja Morant and Marcus Smart. The Grizzlies showed that they are still dangerous despite all the injuries by beating the Mavericks in a big win on Tuesday, but it's going to be tough to replicate that effort against these Clippers who have been on fire lately. The line is reasonable for this one, so I will stick with the surging Clippers to get the win and cover on the road in this spot.

 

Peter’s Pick Los Angeles -7.5

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