[10:40 PM] Grizzlies @ Clippers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Memphis Grizzlies (5-5)

@ Los Angeles Clippers (10-1)


The line for this game is Clippers by 12 points.

The Los Angeles Clippers are dominating opponents and they look for their eighth consecutive victory when they host the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. Los Angles owns the best record in the NBA and won each of its past three home games by more than 30 points.

Fizdale’s goal is to move Memphis to a faster pace and away from the plodding style of recent seasons but he is finding it to be a work in progress. The longstanding successful trio of center Marc Gasol, power forward Zach Randolph and point guard Mike Conley aren’t against such a transition but Fizdale also sees the value of the system that worked in the past.

Los Angeles is the best defensive team in the NBA in the early stages of the season and the players were still pointing to the defense as the main factor on a night in which the team scored a season-high 127 points. Paul had 21 points, nine assists and five steals versus Brooklyn and the thefts aren’t even a season best – he’s already has six on two occasions, including once against the Grizzlies.

The Clippers won five of the past six meetings, including a 99-88 win in Memphis on Nov. 4.

Grizzlies SG Tony Allen (groin) is in jeopardy of missing his fourth consecutive game.

Los Angeles SF Wesley Johnson (heel) could return after a one-game absence.


StreakSmarts Pick: Los Angeles Clippers

Confidence: 7/10

StreakSmarter Pick