NBA Picks: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Jeff GrantContributor IJanuary 14, 2013

NBA Picks: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies

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    The Los Angeles Clippers (28-9) will likely tip off as underdogs for just the fifth time this season Monday night, as they travel to take on the Memphis Grizzlies (24-11) at FedExForum, with the action starting at 8 p.m. ET.

    Sports bettors will find that the Clippers are getting 2.5 points in the NBA betting odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total is 183.5 in the betting market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Western Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while providing an against-the-spread pick along the way.

Los Angeles Clippers

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    The Los Angeles Clippers have split their last six games, as they will attempt to bounce back from a forgettable 104-101 loss to the Orlando Magic as 12.5-point home favorites Saturday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Clippers have compiled a losing 7-8 against-the-spread record on the road this season, with the UNDER going 8-7 in that situation.

Memphis Grizzlies

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    The Memphis Grizzlies will play Monday night's game without leading scorer Rudy Gay, who will be attending his grandmother's funeral.  

    Sports bettors will find that the Grizzlies suffered a 101-92 setback to the Los Angeles Clippers as four-point road underdogs in the first meeting in this series on Oct. 31, but they've gone 7-0 against the spread when revenging a road loss this year.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Los Angeles Clippers as one of their NBA picks Monday night, as they've won and covered the spread in three of their four games as an underdog during the 2012-13 campaign.

    NBA Pick: Los Angeles Clippers +2.5

     

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