Free NBA Picks Today: Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Clippers 3/31/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Clippers 3/31/23
Fri 31st March 2023

The Memphis Grizzlies (48-28, 33-6 Home), one of the league’s top shooting defenses, welcome the Los Angeles Clippers (41-36, 20-18 Away) on Friday. The teams meet for their second straight game against each other. Los Angeles defeated Memphis 141-132 at FedExForum on Wednesday.

Russell Westbrook led the Clippers with 36 points and 10 assists. Ja Morant had 36 points in the losing effort. The Clippers are fifth in the Western Conference. The Grizzlies are second in the Western Conference, three games behind the Denver Nuggets.

Los Angeles is undefeated in the season series against Memphis, winning both of their games. The Clips have been led this season by Paul George, who is averaging 23.8 points per game. George also has dished 5.1 assists per game.

Meanwhile, Ivica Zubac is grabbing 9.9 rebounds. Morant’s 26.9 points per game have powered the Grizzlies on offense. He ranks as the eighth-highest scorer in the league. Morant also has tallied 8.1 assists per game, seventh-most in the league. Jaren Jackson Jr. has posted 6.7 rebounds per game.

The Grizzlies rank as one of the stingiest FG% defenses in the NBA, holding opponents to a second-lowest rate of 45.2%. The teams have split their last 10 clashes at FedExForum (5-5). Los Angeles is 7-3 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +5.8 (117.5-111.7).

Memphis has an 8-2 record over the last 10, scoring 124.3 points per game on average while holding opponents to 118.0 (+6.3 margin). The Grizzlies are averaging 116.9 ppg for the full season while allowing 112.7.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Bones Hyland: 27.0 | 17.4 | +9.6
Mason Plumlee: 14.2 | 23.5 | -9.3
Points per game:
Russell Westbrook: 20.2 | 15.8 | +4.4
Rebounds per game:
Ivica Zubac: 6.4 | 9.9 | -3.5


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Luke Kennard: 23.6 | 12.8 | +10.8
Rebounds per game:
Jaren Jackson Jr.: 8.8 | 6.7 | +2.0
Ja Morant: 3.3 | 5.8 | -2.5
Assists per game:
Tyus Jones: 7.3 | 5.1 | +2.2

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Memphis Grizzlies -6.5 (-110)

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