NBA Odds – Los Angeles Clippers to close out Series with Grizzlies in Game 6
Written by North Shore Sports, Inc.
The Los Angeles Clippers will look to close out their quarterfinal NBA odds match-up with the Memphis Grizzlies at Bookmaker Sportsbook on Friday night when they host Game 6.
The Memphis Grizzlies (43-28, 31-39-1 ATS) will look to build off the momentum they gained Wednesday night when they storm Tinseltown on Friday, May 11th to battle the injury riddled Los Angeles Clippers (43-28, 35-25-1 ATS) in Game 6 of their Western Conference NBA odds quarterfinal match-up; the Staples Center tip is scheduled to go live on ESPN starting at 9:00 ET.
NBA Betting Odds
Memphis Grizzlies (+2) -110
Los Angeles Clippers (-2) -110
Though the Grizzlies trail the Clippers in this series, they’ve been the more dominating side evidenced by the 9.5 point average margin of victory they earned in their two wins compared to the Clippers two-point margin of victory in their three. Marc Gasol had been quiet in the previous four games of this series, but the Spaniard made his presence known in a big way in Game 5 leading the Grizzlies charge with a game high 23 points to go with seven boards and one block. His big night allowed for Memphis to dominate the Clippers in the paint as it outscored them 48-26 to secure their second win against the closing NBA odds in this series.
For Head Coach Lionel Hollins’ squad to remain alive and bring this series back to the FedEx Forum for Game 7, it must continue to attack the glass. That has been the team’s reason for success or lack thereof so far. They’ve won the rebounding battle in all but one of this series’ game thus far, but came up just short on the scoreboard in both games played at the Staples Center. Memphis must improve upon its 15-20 SU & 14-21 ATS tallies on the road here if it’s to live to fight another day.
What is it with the Clippers allowing themselves to get dominated through the first three quarters of their road games in this series, only to come storming back in the final quarter? If only they played as determined as they did the first three quarters of Game 5 as they did in the fourth, this might be a write-up about their semifinals match-up with the Spurs than a breakdown of Game 6 in the quarters.
Regardless of how they closed out Game 5, they still failed to cover the closing 6.5-point NBA betting odds, and because of it, fell to 3-6-1 ATS in their L/10 dating back to the regular season. On top of the loss, both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin sustained injuries and that’s the last thing Head Coach Vinny Del Negro and his staff wanted to deal with in a must-win game. Still, the Clippers have been at their best feeding off their hometown crowd going 26-9 SU & 18-17 ATS as a host on the year.
NBA Odds Pick – Calling the final outcome for this one is just about as tough as it gets. Oddsmakers will more than likely tag LA short home chalk like they did in Games 3 & 4 regardless of the injuries recently accrued by their All Stars. With that the case, Memphis is going to have to come up with one of their biggest road wins of the season, and the fact that they only went 9-16 SU versus the Sagarin Ratings Top 10 teams while “Lob City” went 12-11 SU, leads us to believe that LA is just the better overall team and should pull the close win and cover out here. Memphis had its chances to steal road wins in Games 3 & 4, but failed. LA won’t allow them to pull through in this one either, so look for LA to advance.
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