Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies

The series shifts to Los Angeles as the Clippers take on the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 3.  The Clippers are -3 point favorites over the Grizzlies with an over/under point total set at 187.

Head to head, the Grizzlies are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, while the home team is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 playoff games as a favorite, but just 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Grizzlies on the other hand are 35-15-2 ATS in their last 52 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600, but just 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.

After their monumental collapse in Game 1, the Grizzlies managed to bounce back in Game 2 on Wednesday to even the series at one game apiece. Memphis, who surrendered a 27 point lead in Game 1 of this series, trailed in the opening quarter on Wednesday night, however a strong second quarter saw them hit the front and never look back as they came away with the 105-98 victory.

Even though the Clippers stole Game 1, I still expect the Grizzlies to take this series, which would entail winning at least one of the next two games. When you looked at it, Memphis have pretty much dominated the first two games of this series, bar the last quarter in Game 1 obviously. I can understand why Los Angeles look appealing as a small home favorite, however I like Memphis here. The Grizzlies won’t be fazed playing away, while I think the Clippers might be a little tight playing in their first home playoff game in a long time. I’m not sure who wins this one, but I think it’s going to be really tight.

Pick

Memphis Grizzlies +3 Los Angeles Clippers

May 5, 2012 by : Posted in NBA, Sportsbook No Comments

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