Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction 4/12/2024

The Los Angeles Lakers (45-35) travel to face off against the Memphis Grizzlies (27-53) on Friday, April 12th. This game will be played at FedExForum in Memphis and televised on NBA. Both the Lakers and Grizzlies will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

Lakers vs Grizzlies

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The Lakers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Los Angeles’ most recently played the Warriors and lost with a final score of 134-120. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Lakers couldn’t cover the spread as +2 point underdogs. The over/under line entering this matchup was 235 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.

Heading into their matchup with the Grizzlies, the Lakers have an overall record of 45-35 and are hoping to end their two game losing streak. In Western Conference games, the Lakers are 25-25 compared to their non-conference record of 20-10.

Los Angeles’ ATS record sits below .500 (37-43). In their last three games as underdogs, the Lakers have faced ATS losses, and they have a 20-24 record against the spread as favorites.

The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the Grizzlies’ most recent game against the Cavaliers, Jake LaRavia led the Grizzlies with 32 points while going 10/18 from the field. GG Jackson II finished 2nd on the team with 22 points, but Memphis ended the game with a 110-98 loss.

Heading into today’s game against the Lakers, the Grizzlies are 27-53 for the season. In the Western Conference, they are 13th and are 4th in the Southwest division.

Memphis’ ATS record is currently below .500 at 39-41 for the season. Memphis has covered the spread in three straight road games and are 24-17 ATS on the road compared to 15-24 at home.

Lakers Offense Breakdown

Coming into today’s action, Los Angeles is averaging 117.9 points per contest. This figure places them 7th in the league.

Los Angeles is one of the most potent offenses in the NBA, averaging 117.9 points per game (7th). However, they have actually scored more points at home (119.0) than on the road (116.7).

So far, the Lakers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 57.5% of their games. They are 3rd in pace at 101.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Lakers are 3rd in field goal percentage (49%) and 7th in true shooting percentage. They are also one of the top teams in two-point shooting at 56% (5th).

Grizzlies Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Memphis offense is ranked 30th in the NBA in scoring at 105.6 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Grizzlies are one of the worst teams in the league, averaging just 105.6 points per game, which is 30th in the NBA. At home, they are averaging 103.4 points per game.

So far this season, the Grizzlies have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 20% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are shooting just 43%, which is 30th in the league.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Grizzlies are 12th in the league in made threes per game but are just 30th in three-point shooting percentage. Overall, they are 29th in true shooting percentage.

Lakers Team Defense

Currently, the Lakers’ defense holds the 23rd rank in the NBA, allowing 117.5 points per game. Los Angeles’ defense is currently forcing 13.3 turnovers per game, which is 21st in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 11th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.5 rejections per game.

Grizzlies Team Defense

So far, the Grizzlies’ defense is ranked 11th in the league at 112.5 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 54.0% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.0% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Lakers And Grizzlies

In today’s game, we anticipate LeBron James leading the scoring for the Lakers, contributing 26 points while shooting 10/18 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 25.5 points per game, along with 7.2 rebounds.

On the other side, GG Jackson II is our projected leading scorer for the Grizzlies. We have him ending the game with a team-high 12 and grabbing 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 42.1%, and his scoring average is 13.6 points per game.

Lakers vs Grizzlies Trends

  • The Lakers are 2-1 ATS in their three last road games and 3-0 straight-up.
  • Memphis has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 106 points per game while allowing 106. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-0.
  • The last ten games that Memphis was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 3-7 straight up.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Lakers have a strong straight up record of 5-0. In addition, their ATS record was 4-1 in these scenarios.

Lakers vs Grizzlies Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Lakers vs. Grizzlies game, our recommendation is to take the Grizzlies at +15.5. Despite our model showing the Lakers winning 117-109, we like Grizzlies as our point-spread pick.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 226.5, and our model projects the Lakers and Grizzlies to reach a combined total of 226 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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