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Grizzlies vs Lakers NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Lakers
- Where: Los Angeles at Crypto.com Arena
- Date: Tuesday, March 7th
- Betting Odds LAL -2, MEM +109 | LAL -131 O/U 226.5
The Grizzlies come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 38-25. So far, the team has gone 30-31-2 against the spread. Today, the Grizzlies will be looking to snap a 2 game losing streak. In these games, they have an average scoring differential of -11.0 points.
Memphis will be gunning to get in the win column vs the Lakers, as they previously lost to the Clippers by a score of 135-129. However, because they entered as 7 point underdogs, they came away with an ATS win. Memphis was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Clippers by 6 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Desmond Bane, as he contributed 30 points while hitting 54.5% of his shots.
The Lakers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 31-34. So far, the team has gone 31-31-3 against the spread. In their previous 3 games, the Lakers are averaging 112 points per game while allowing 110. This has led to a record of 2-1.
The Lakers are coming off a 113-105 win over the Warriors. This win came despite entering the game as the 5 point underdogs. Los Angeles went on to win the game, as they led by 1 heading into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Anthony Davis, as he contributed 39 points while hitting 56.0% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Lakers picked up the win 122-121 win over the Grizzlies. Heading into the game, Los Angeles was the 6.5 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. So far, the two team’s have split their season series, with each team at 1-1. Similar to their season-long average, the Grizzlies averaged 114.25 points per game vs the Lakers. Similar to the Grizzlies, the Lakers scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Memphis, the team averaged 108.5 points per game. In terms of betting, Memphis has an ATS record of 3-2 in the previous 5 matchups vs Los Angeles. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +8 points per game in favor of the Grizzlies. A combined average of 224 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 1-4.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Memphis offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 9th ranked offense at 115.8 points per game. So far, Memphis is averaging 100.9 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. If the Grizzlies offense is going to continue to produce at their current level, they would benefit from an improvement in their outside shooting. Currently, they are the 24th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.
So far, the Grizzlies have played well defensively, as they are ranked 12th in the league at 109.93 points per contest.
Memphis will be counting Desmond Bane to put together a strong scoring performance vs the Los Angeles, as Ja Morant has been ruled out for today’s game. So far, Morant leads the team in scoring at 27.1 points per game. Bane is 2nd on the team at 21.5 points per contest, which sits 40.0th in the NBA. In his 41 games, he has hit 47.2% of his field goal attempts, and is grabbing 5.0 rebounds per game.
Los Angeles will look to continue with their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 116.7 points per game (8th). For the season, the Lakers have been playing an up-tempo style of basketball as they sit 1st in the NBA in possessions per game.. Heading into the game, the Lakers will look to continue with their formula of playing fast and getting to the basket, as they are near the top of the league in two-point fields made per game.
Against the Grizzlies, the Lakers will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 28th in points allowed.
Los Angeles will be counting Anthony Davis to put together a strong scoring performance vs the Memphis, as LeBron James has been ruled out for today’s game. So far, James leads the team in scoring at 29.5 points per game. Davis is 2nd on the team at 26.4 points per contest, which sits 16.0th in the NBA. In his 40 games, he has hit 56.0% of his field goal attempts, and is grabbing 12.2 rebounds per game.
Grizzlies vs Lakers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Lakers -2
- Free Total Prediction: Under 226.5