The Grizzlies will be on the second night of a back to back and they are taking on the Clippers who have been one of the hottest teams in the league. The Grizzlies got smoked by the Nuggets last night 142-105 without their star Ja Morant. He is dealing with an illness but if he isn't back tonight, I'd expect the Clippers to blow the Grizzlies out tonight. Let's take a closer look and get into our Clippers vs Grizzlies Prediction and NBA Picks 12/29/23.
Date and Time: The game is scheduled for December 29, 2023, at 10:30 PM ET.
Venue: The game will be held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California.
Broadcast: It will air on NBA TV, BSSC, and BSSE.
Los Angeles Clippers:
The Clippers have been performing strongly, especially at home, with a record of 12-4 at the Crypto.com Arena.
Key players like Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have been pivotal, with Leonard averaging 24.4 points per game and George contributing 22.9 points per game.
Los Angeles excels in three-point shooting, an area where the Grizzlies have struggled defensively.
The Grizzlies have had a challenging season, reflected in their 10-20 record.
Desmond Bane has been a standout player for Memphis, averaging 25.1 points and 5.2 assists per game.
The team might face fatigue issues as they are playing after last night's game against Denver.
The Clippers are predicted to win this matchup. Their strong home record and the Grizzlies’ struggles, especially in defending threes, give Los Angeles a significant advantage.
The game is expected to be lower-scoring, with both teams being solid defensively. Memphis might have tired legs, affecting their scoring ability, while the Clippers could be playing without Leonard, their leading scorer.
Clippers (-6.5) (as long as Ja Morant is OUT)