Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies 3/5/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies 3/5/23
Sun 5th March 2023

The Memphis Grizzlies (38-24, 12-19 Away), the NBA’s top shooting defense, are on the road to face the Los Angeles Clippers (33-33, 15-15 Home) on Sunday. Memphis lost to the Denver Nuggets 113-97 at Ball Arena on Friday. Ja Morant was a top performer in the loss with 27 points and 10 assists. The Grizzlies are the second seed in the Western Conference.

Los Angeles dropped their fifth in a row in a close one on Friday at Golden 1 Center, falling to the Sacramento Kings 128-127. Paul George had 28 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds in defeat to lead the team. The Clippers are eighth in the Western Conference.

The teams are meeting for the first time this season. Memphis swept all four matchups between the teams last season, the last of which was a 135-109 triumph at FedExForum in February 2022, their fourth straight head-to-head victory.

Morant led the Grizzlies with 30 points, while Jaren Jackson Jr. added 26 points and 11 rebounds. Isaiah Hartenstein had 19 points and four assists in the loss. Morant is averaging 27.1 points per game, ninth-highest in the league, to lead the Grizzlies in scoring this season.

Morant also has dished 8.2 assists per game, fifth-most in the NBA. Meanwhile, Jackson Jr. is grabbing 6.6 rebounds.George (23.3 ppg) has powered the Clips’ offense.

George also has tallied 5.2 assists per game. Ivica Zubac has posted 10.1 rebounds per game. The Grizzlies are holding opponents to the worst FG% in the league at 44.7%.

The Grizzlies have come up short more often than not in recent visits to Arena, losing six of the last 10.Memphis is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +5.2 (110.9-105.7). For the season, the Grizzlies are averaging 115.6 points per game, compared to 111.6 for opponents.

Los Angeles has gone 3-7 over the last 10, allowing 123.7 points per game on average while scoring only 120.2 (-3.5 margin). The Clippers are averaging 112.4 ppg for the full season while allowing 112.7.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Brandon Clarke: 11.2 | 16.8 | -5.6
Points per game:
Brandon Clarke: 4.6 | 10.0 | -5.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Marcus Morris Sr.: 9.0 | 17.9 | -8.9
Points per game:
Kawhi Leonard: 30.3 | 22.4 | +7.9
Norman Powell: 12.0 | 16.6 | -4.6

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

LA Clippers (-275)

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