The Los Angeles Clippers will visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, March 29th, in the second of three meetings between the two teams this season. The Clippers won the first meeting by a score of 135-129. However, the Grizzlies were playing without superstar point guard Ja Morant and starting small forward Dillon Brooks, both of whom are likely to suit up on Wednesday.
The 40-36 Clippers are fifth in the Western Conference Conference. Los Angeles is currently ranked 22nd in points per game and 19th in offensive rating. The Clippers are 11th in opponent points per game and 14th in defensive rating.
The 48-27 Grizzlies are second in the Western Conference. Memphis ranks ninth in points per game and 16th in offensive rating. The Grizzlies have been elite on the less flashy side of the ball, however, ranking seventh in opponent points per game and second in defensive rating.
The Clippers are 19-18 on the road, while the Grizzlies are an NBA-best 33-5 at home.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies Match Details
Fixture: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 29th, 8:00 p.m. EST
Venue: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies Injury Report
Los Angeles Clippers star shooting guard Paul George is sidelined with a right knee sprain. Starting power forward Marcus Morris Sr. is also sidelined as he is in the league’s health and safety protocols. Shooting guard Norman Powell is questionable to return from a left shoulder injury.
Memphis Grizzlies starting center Steven Adams is sidelined with a right PCL sprain, while big man Brandon Clarke is out for the season with a torn left Achilles. Forward Ziaire Williams is also out with right ankle soreness, while guard Vince Williams Jr. is out with right shoulder soreness.
|Paul George||Los Angeles Clippers||Out||Knee|
|Marcus Morris Sr.||Los Angeles Clippers||Out||Health and Safety Protocols|
|Norman Powell||Los Angeles Clippers||Questionable||Shoulder|
|Steven Adams||Memphis Grizzlies||Out||Knee|
|Brandon Clarke||Memphis Grizzlies||Out||Achilles|
|Ziaire Williams||Memphis Grizzlies||Out||Ankle|
|Vince Williams Jr.||Memphis Grizzlies||Out||Shoulder|
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies Betting Odds and Spread
|Los Angeles Clippers||+4.5|
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies Starting 5s
Clippers – PG Russell Westbrook, SG Eric Gordon, SF Kawhi Leonard, PF Nicolas Batum, C Ivica Zubac
Grizzlies – PG Ja Morant, SG Desmond Bane, SF Dillon Brooks, PF Jaren Jackson Jr., C Xavier Tillman
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies Betting Prediction
The Los Angeles Clippers will play without star shooting guard Paul George. Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies will get Ja Morant back after a one-game absence. Furthermore, Memphis has been the best home team in the NBA this season. The Grizzlies have not lost a home game in nearly two months. Look for them to continue that streak as they beat the Clippers by at least five points.