NBA Picks: Grizzlies vs. Clippers

Jordan Sharp

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 1:02 PM GMT

Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2013 1:02 PM GMT

A night after getting a nice win against the Blazers in the Rose Garden, the Grizzlies head out on the road again, this time to play the Clippers in Staples Center. Find out why we have decided to add a play on the total to our NBA picks tonight.

The NBA odds have the Clippers as -5 ½ or -6 favorites in this game, with a total of 187.

[gameodds]5/221242/43/us[/gameodds]

Memphis got the cover last night, and now as six point underdog, they have another good chance at covering again. However a team coming off a back to back is kind of unpredictable at this point in the season.

But, the Grizzlies have some other trends associated with them on the second night of a back to back that are even more valuable, and that is going with the total this evening. On games with no rest this season, the Grizzlies are 9-4 covering the over on the second night of a back to back. Furthermore, Memphis is 18-10 covering the over on the road this season.

I understand that the Grizzlies probably have the best defense in the NBA right now, but surprisingly, the Clippers have scored the ball well against the Grizzlies. In two games this season against Memphis, LA was able to post 101 and 99 points respectfully.

Coming off the back to back none the less, I think the NBA odds makers have set this total too low. I got in on 186 ½ last night as the lines came out, but still 187 ½ holds great value for our NBA picks.

Memphis tends to play their opponents style of basketball when they are tired, and as silly as that sounds, I think this will be a run and gun game tonight. The Grizzlies won’t have the energy to guard the Clippers’ athletic guys on the second night of a back to back, and I’m going to offer my free picks on the over once again in LA.

My Pick: OVER 187 

Also take a look at my NBA Picks of the Day article for three more plays worth adding to your betting ticket tonight.
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