L.A. Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds: The Memphis Grizzlies are out to prove that last year’s playoff run was no fluke when they host playoff newbies in the L.A. Clippers at 9:30 PM ET on TNT basketball. The Clippers (40-26 SU 33-33 ATS) have not been to the playoffs in a half dozen years and find themselves as -5.5 point road underdogs on the L.A. Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds. The Grizzlies (41-25 SU 29-37 ATS) led by a host of no names have lost money on the NBA Betting odds with a poor ATS number but will they cover at home in game 1 on the 2012 NBA playoff odds? Below is a closer look at the sports odds from our NBA picks experts.
The L.A. Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds have Memphis at -5.5 on the spread on the Vegas Casino sports odds
NBA Picks Analysis: The Grizzlies large frontcourt should pose some problems for the Clippers who might lack the bulk to keep up. Clippers star point guard Chris Paul will also be banged up with strained groin which will make him vulnerable against Memphis’s pickpocket defenders. Clieppers powerhouse forward Blake Griffin is on another level but he has little support surrounding him besides CP3. The Memphis Grizzlies depth and size could have the Clippers reeling late in the game. L.A. Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds Total is at 184.0 points on the sports odds.
Expect both of these teams to play tight defense which is good for a flier bet ($50 to win $45) on the under. Our NBA Betting odds experts handicapped the Grizzlies as a shade better on the power ratings and with a raucous home crowd worth +5.5 points they are worth a 1 UNIT bet ($100 to win $90) to cover at home.
NBA Picks Play: Memphis Grizzlies -5.5 (1 UNIT) Under 184.0 points (0.5 UNITS)
2012 NBA Playoff Odds 1-10 Power Rating Scale
Point Guard: 9
Power Forward: 9
Small Forward: 7
Shooting Guard: 6
L.A. Clippers 2012 NBA Playoffs Odds Power Rating 1-100: 70
Point Guard: 7
Power Forward: 7
Small Forward: 8
Shooting Guard: 7
Memphis Grizzlies 2012 NBA Playoffs Odds Power Rating 1-100: 71