The Clippers don't want to be counted out in the west.

How to bet on the Clippers vs Grizzlies NBA Lines

Written by on March 18, 2016

It is virtually impossible to make it through an 82-game season without having some key players go down with injury. Basketball is a physical sport, and injuries are just part and parcel of the game. When those injuries start to pile up, though, it can lead to a team taking a pretty serious tumble down the standings. That is exactly what is happening to the Memphis Grizzlies right now, as their treatment room is getting busier and busier by the day. They are having to lean a little too heavily on their bench guys, and the results are about what you would expect. The Grizzlies will welcome in the LA Clippers on Saturday night, and they are another team that are starting to feel the effects of losing a key player to long-term injury, although the Blake Griffin broken hand was something that came through off the court antics. It may be tough to choose between these two battered and bruised squads, but choosing the right one can win you some money at our Pro basketball betting page.

How To Bet The LA Clippers Vs Memphis NBA Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Saturday, March 19 at 8 PMWhere: FedEx Forum, MemphisTV: FSW2NBA Odds: TBA

Why bet on the LA Clippers

It has been a rough couple of weeks for the LA Clippers (43-24) as they seem to be finally feeling the weight of Griffins absence. They have lost 4 of their last 6 games, and are missing the physical presence that Griffin brings to the court. The Clippers are in the midst of a tough 5-game road trip that will eventually take them into Oakland to face the Warriors, so they will want to get some wins under their belt before they head there. This represents a good opportunity to build on the win over the Houston Rockets earlier this week, as the Grizzlies are a team that LA have now beaten the last 3 times they have faced them. The Clippers are averaging 104.6 PPG, and are giving up 100.8 PPG.

Why bet on the Memphis Grizzlies

As the injuries continue to pile up for the Memphis Grizzlies (39-30), so do the losses. The Griz have now lost 4 straight games, and 6 of their last 8. They are now on a slide that could well put their #5 seed in the Western Conference in some jeopardy, although they still maintain a 4-game lead over the chasing pack. The good news for the Grizzlies is that they are at home for this one, and their 24-11 record in their own building shows that they are not an easy out at home. Those injuries are a real cause for concern, though, and you really do have to wonder how they are going to overcome them in order to win this one. Memphis are averaging 98.9 PPG, and are giving up 100.5 PPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Clippers are a team that Memphis have recently had trouble beating, and that was with a full squad of players to pull from. I just don’t see how they get the win here with so many key players missing.LA Clippers 106 Memphis Grizzlies 98