Clippers vs Grizzlies Prediction NBA Picks Today 11/12

Clippers vs Grizzlies Prediction NBA Picks Today 11/12

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. LA Clippers - Game Preview

Los Angeles, CA; Sunday, 1:30 p.m. PST

Line: LAC -8.5

Introduction

The NBA In-Season Tournament continues with the Memphis Grizzlies facing the Los Angeles Clippers in a matchup that promises to be compelling. In this detailed game preview, we'll analyze recent team performances, key player statistics, injuries, and present our predictions.

 

Team Analysis

Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies, with a challenging 1-8 record, are currently in 15th place in the Western Conference. Hoping to end a four-game slide, the Grizzlies face a tough task against the Clippers.

Desmond Bane's Scoring Prowess

Desmond Bane has been a standout performer for the Grizzlies, averaging an impressive 26.4 points per game. Despite the team's struggles, Bane's scoring ability will be crucial for any potential upset.

Injury Updates

Xavier Tillman (F) is listed as a game-time decision, and Jake LaRavia (F) is also expected to make a decision on November 10th. Derrick Rose (PG) is still out, and Steven Adams (C) remains unavailable.

Recent Games

The Grizzlies are coming off a close loss to the Utah Jazz (L127-121) on November 10th, showcasing their competitive spirit despite the unfavorable outcome.

 

LA Clippers

The LA Clippers, with a 3-5 record, currently stand in 11th place in the Western Conference. Eager to bounce back from recent losses, the Clippers aim to secure a convincing win against the struggling Grizzlies.

Paul George's Leadership

Paul George continues to lead the Clippers with an average of 23.3 points per game and exceptional shooting percentages. The Clippers will rely on George's leadership to dominate the court.

Injury Updates

Mason Plumlee (C) remains out for the Clippers.

Recent Games

The Clippers suffered a challenging defeat against the Dallas Mavericks (L144-126) on November 10th, intensifying their determination to secure a victory in the upcoming matchup.

 

Prediction

With the Clippers playing at home and seeking to end a four-game slide, they are poised for a strong comeback.

Considering the -8.5 points spread, our prediction is that the LA Clippers will not only win but also cover the spread. The Clippers, with Paul George leading the charge, have the potential to outscore the Grizzlies by a significant margin.

Look for the Clippers to control the game from the start, utilizing their home-court advantage and exploiting the Grizzlies' defensive vulnerabilities.

Pick: LA Clippers -8.5

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