Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies Betting Preview

02 / 23 / 2024 By Ally Mielnicki

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The Los Angeles Clippers (36-18) aim to take control in the fourth meeting of the season against the Memphis Grizzlies (20-36) on Friday, February 23 at 8:00 PM ET. ZenSports Tennessee sportsbook offers the Clippers as 9.5-point favorites (-113) to find success on the road.

When: February 23, 2024 at 8:00 PM ET

Where: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee

Watch: NBA League Pass

Los Angeles Clippers Preview

The Clippers continue their road stretch of games with this upcoming battle. They are 3-2 in their last five, 1-1 over their last two consecutive road games, and are coming off a 129-107 blowout defeat against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Kawhi Leonard leads the offensive charge for the Clippers, as he averages 24.0 points per game along with 53.0 percent shooting from the field and 89.2 percent from the foul line. His scoring ranks 18th in the league, making him a crucial component of the team.

The Clippers excel offensively, scoring an average of 118.1 points per game, ranking ninth in the league. They hold the fourth position in offensive efficiency with a rating of 120.3. In terms of pace, they are 21st in the league with a rating of 98.0.

On the defensive end, the Clippers allow an average of 113.0 points per game, placing them 10th in the league. Their defensive efficiency ranks 13th with a rating of 115.1. Compared to their offense, they maintain a safety margin of approximately five points.

Memphis Grizzlies Preview

The Grizzlies have had great success in their last two games, winning both matchups at home and are now 3-2 in their last five. Their previous victory was a 113-110 outing over the Milwaukee Bucks, where Ziaire Williams and GG Jackson both added 27 points each.

Jaren Jackson Jr. has been the face of their offense due to a variety of injuries. However, he will be questionable for this game due to a quadriceps injury. Currently, he is averaging 22.3 points per game and shooting 45.0 percent from the field.

The Grizzlies boast the league’s lowest point average per game at 107.1 and the least efficient offense with a rating of 108.0. Their playing pace aligns with the league average, rating at 98.7 and ranking 16th. While they can push the ball at times, their efficiency in the process is lacking.

On the defensive end, they limit opponents to 113.0 points per game, earning them the 11th rank. Their defensive efficiency is at the 10th position with a rating of 114.0. This presents a negative correlation compared to their offense, highlighting their ongoing struggles.

Betting Odds

ZenSports Tennessee sportsbook showcases the best NBA betting odds for bettors in Tennessee. Currently, the Los Angeles Clippers are moderately favored for success. The Clippers have an 80.2 percent likelihood of winning, according to market insights.

Memphis Grizzlies: +295

Spread: +9.0 (-113)

Los Angeles Clippers: -420

Spread: -9.0 (-113)

Totals: Over 222.0 (-115), Under 222.0 (-111)

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