- Los Angeles Clippers are on an 8-1 run
- Memphis Grizzlies moved to .500 with win over Houston Rockets
- Clippers are 2-2 in away games, Grizzlies are 5-3 at home
The Los Angeles Clippers did not start the 2021-22 NBA season well. The team opened the campaign with a 1-4 record. However, when the calendar turned to November, the team’s fortunes improved. The Clippers opened the month with a 99-94 win over Oklahoma City and have only lost one game this month, a November 14 100-90 setback to the Chicago Bulls, who are the No. 2 team in the Eastern Conference. The Clippers are coming off a 106-92 win against the San Antonio Spurs.
The Memphis Grizzlies have not fared as well as the Clippers. Memphis has struggled to find its footing as a team. The club has not won more than two games in a row this year. The Grizzlies ended a three-game losing skid on Monday with a 136-102 win over the Houston Rockets.
The Grizzlies play at home against the Clippers on Thursday, welcoming Los Angeles to FedEx Forum in Memphis.
Before we break down the Clippers vs. Grizzlies matchup, check out the best NBA betting sites and our betting guide for the 2022 NBA Finals.
Clippers vs Grizzlies Odds
Los Angeles Analysis
The Clippers are fifth in the Western Conference with a record of 9-5. As a team, the Clippers are averaging 108,4 points per game while giving up 102.5 points per game. Over the past three games, the Clippers defense held their opposition to an average of 98 points per game. As the road team in 2021, the Clippers have given up an average of 106.2 points per game and scored an average of 108.8.
Paul George is leading the way for the Clippers this season. The 31-year-old leads the team in points per game (27), assists per game (5.1), rebounds per game (8.2) and steals per game (2.2). The next best scorer on the team is Reggie Jackson, who is averaging 18.1 points per game.
PG definitely an EARLY CANDIDATE FOR MVP 🤫 (via @LAClippers)
He’s 3rd in the league in scoring 🔥pic.twitter.com/MkcJW0Hwk5
— Overtime (@overtime) November 17, 2021
George scored 34 points in the team’s win over the Spurs.
Memphis Grizzlies Analysis
Memphis is currently the No. 8 team in the Western Conference with a 7-7 record. The Grizzlies are the seventh highest-scoring team in the NBA with an average of 109.9 points per game. However, the team has not been defensively sound this season. On average, Memphis gives up 113.5 points per game, which is second worse in the league. Memphis tends to score more at home than on the road, averaging 114 points per home game. Their defense at home ranks third from the bottom, with the team giving up 113.8 points per game at home.
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— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) November 16, 2021
Ja Morant is the Grizzlies leader in scoring. The No. 2 pick in the 2019 NBA draft, Morant, who was rookie of the year in 2019-20, has averaged 25.9 points per game to go along with 6.4 rebounds and 7.3 assists. The 25-year-old Dillon Brooks is second in team scoring with 19.7 points per game.
The Grizzlies 136-102 win over the Houston Rockets was the most points the team scored in a single game this season.
Bet Clippers to win. With the way the Clippers have been able to limit the scoring of their opponents, the team should be able to slow down Morant and Brooks enough to keep Memphis from winning two games in a row.
Bet the under. History says go with the under in this matchup. The Clippers have not hit the over in four of their six past road games and Memphis has been unable to crack the over in six of its last eight games.
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