NBA Picks: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers, Game 2

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IApril 22, 2013

NBA Picks: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers, Game 2

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    The Los Angeles Clippers have won their last eight games dating back to the regular season, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks Monday, as they prepare to take on the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinal series at the Staples Center.

    NBA handicappers will find the Clippers are five-point home favorites in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 182 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this high-profile affair from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way.

Memphis Grizzlies

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    The Memphis Grizzlies dropped a 112-91 decision to the Los Angeles Clippers as 5.5-point road underdogs last Saturday in Game 1 of this best-of-seven series, while going well OVER the posted total of 178.5.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Grizzlies are 9-1 straight up and 8-2 against the spread when revenging a blowout loss by 20 points or more, with the UNDER going 7-2-1 in that situation.

Los Angeles Clippers

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    The Los Angeles Clippers had seven players finish in double figures scoring last Saturday, with point guard Chris Paul leading the way with 23 points.

    NBA handicappers will find the Clippers are 5-2 straight up and against the spread as home favorites of 3.5 to six points this season, with the OVER cashing in all seven of those contests.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend readers back the Los Angeles Clippers as one of their NBA picks Monday night, as they've gone 5-1-1 against the spread in the last seven overall meetings in this series.

    NBA Pick: Los Angeles Clippers -5

     

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