The late game in the NBA playoffs tonight features the Los Angeles Clippers taking on the Memphis Grizzlies. The game at the FedExForum in Memphis, TN, is scheduled to start at 9:30 PM ET, with television coverage to provided by TNT.
In Game 1 of this series, the Clippers easily won, 112-91. In that one, they covered the spread as 5 ½ point home favorites, and the total went OVER the 178 ½ point line that was set. In Game 2, they escaped with a 93-91 win, with Memphis covering the spread as 5 ½ point road underdogs. The total went OVER the 179 ½ point line that was set in that game.
Los Angeles is 4-1 ATS coming off of a game in which they failed to cover the spread, and 13-4 ATS playing on two days of rest. They are 3-8 ATS against teams with a winning record overall, and 5-2 ATS on the road against teams with a winning home record great than .600.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of their Clippers’ last 15 games overall, and OVER in 10 of their last 14 against the Western Conference. The total has gone UNDER in 43 of their last 64 games on Thursday night, and UNDER in 6 of their last 8 against teams with a winning record.
Memphis is 5-2 ATS overall lately, and 26-11 ATS at home against teams with a winning record on the road. They are 1-3-1 ATS against the Pacific Division, and 0-4 ATS on Thursday night. They are 1-6 ATS against teams with a .600 or better record overall.
The total has gone UNDER in all 4 of the Grizzlies’ recent home games, and OVER in 5 of their last 6 following a SU loss. The total has gone UNDER in 17 of their last 22 against the Western Conference, and UNDER in 9 of their last 12 games overall. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 7 games on Thursday night, and UNDER in 10 of their last 14 at home against teams with a winning road record.
Between these teams, the Clippers are 5-2-1 ATS lately, and 4-1-1 ATS when playing in Memphis. The road team is 4-1 ATS, while the underdog is 4-1 ATS in this series. The total has gone UNDER in all 4 of their recent matchups in Memphis.
For tonight’s game, the Grizzlies are listed as 4 ½ point home favorites. The over/under is set at 179 ½ points.