The Clippers Will Look To Continue Their Momentum Towards the Playoffs

Sunday, March 31, 2019 4:18 PM UTC

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 4:18 PM UTC

The Grizzlies and Clippers are both playing on the second night of a back to back, giving the home team a major advantage in a game that both teams will certainly be tired.

Memphis (31-45 SU, 36-39-1 ATS) at Los Angeles Clippers (46-31 SU, 44-32-1)

Sunday 10:30 P.M. ET

Free NBA Pick: Clippers ATS

Best Line Offered: 5Dimes

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Back on track with a victory Saturday afternoon, the Los Angeles Clippers will turn around and do it again Sunday night when they play host to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Clippers pulled away for a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Los Angeles on Saturday while shooting a season-best 62.4 percent from the field, two days after their showdown at Milwaukee ended with a 128-118 defeat to the Bucks. That loss ended a six-game winning streak.

The Grizzlies are also playing on the second night of a back to back after they were able to get a win against the lowly Phoenix Suns. Memphis is starting a four game road trip on the west coast and even though they are eliminated from playoff contention, they have been very competitive in games to close out the season.

The Clippers are still fighting for positioning in the Western Conference with the playoffs approaching, but they won't be reckless about it. So they gave leading-scorer Lou Williams a day of rest against the Bucks, two days after they clinched a playoff berth.

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Clippers were popping champagne and calling out their doubters after clinching a playoff spot

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On Saturday, second-leading scorer Danilo Gallinari got to watch with what was listed as a sore left ankle, although the injury is not believed to be serious. In the first half of Saturday's game, standout reserve forward Montrezl Harrell tweaked his left ankle, but he remained in the game and could be a candidate to rest Sunday.

The victory over the Cavaliers moved the Clippers to within one-half game of the Utah Jazz for the fifth spot in the Western Conference. After Saturday's games, that fifth spot would create a first-round playoff matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers. Saturday's win also began a run in which the Clippers play five of their last six games at home. All six will take place in California.

The Clippers will coast their way to victory because they are 22-15 ATS at home this season and the Grizzlies are 15-21-1 ATS on the road. Smart bettors will slam the favored Clippers and reap the benefits from a much needed win.

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