LA Clippers versus Memphis Grizzlies Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-13-2013

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The 43-19 Memphis Grizzlies will travel on a back to back when they lock horns with the 45-20 LA Clippers in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Staples Center in Los Angeles is scheduled for 10:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game has the home team LA Clippers favored by -5 ½ points with an over under line of 187 ½ points.

This is the third meeting of the year with these two NBA clubs with the Clippers winning and covering each game home and away.

Memphis has a road mark of 18-11 on the season. The Grizzlies win their fifth straight and 13th in 14 games following a 102-97 win on the road on Tuesday night against the Portland Trailblazers as a -1 ½ point favorite. The total landed over 186 points. The Grizzlies enjoyed a 51.3% shooting game and hit on 3 of 11 from three point range. They give up 40.5% shooting to Portland and a good thing they did because the Trailblazers pulled down nine more rebounds. Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph combined for 39 points and 16 of 26 shooting. Like we said the Rudy Gay trade has made the Grizzlies a much more efficient team. They rid themselves on a high volume low percentage shooter and are now feeding their high percentage big men down low for higher percentage shots. Guess what when you take closer ranged shots from your big men you defend better as a result. The Grizzlies are now the number one scoring defense in basketball by giving up just 89.5 points a game.

The Clippers are 25-7 playing at home this season. They win their sixth game in eight tries after a 129-97 home blowout victory against the Detroit Pistons as a -13 point betting favorite. The game finished over 197 ½ points LA put it away early by taking the 70-52 lead at the half. They shoot 62.5% from the floor and made 14 of 28 three pointers. They pull down nine more rebounds than Detroit and surrendered 46.9% shooting to the Pistons. Blake Griffin had 22 points and eight rebounds on 9 of 12 from the field. The Clippers have performed well on both ends of the court. They sit 5th in the league in shooting percentage as they make 47.8% of their shots. On defense LA is fifth in scoring defense by allowing a mere 94.4 points a game to their opponents.

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