The Memphis Grizzlies (2-8) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Lakers (5-5) on Tuesday, November 14th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Crypto.com Arena and televised on SN-LA. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:30 ET.
Grizzlies vs Lakers
The Grizzlies Are Coming Off A Win
The Grizzlies’ most recent matchup against the Clippers saw Desmond Bane lead the Grizzlies with 27 points while shooting 10/24 from the field. Overall, the Grizzlies picked up a 105-101 win, and Marcus Smart also added 17 points which was 2nd on the team.
So far this season, the Grizzlies has a record of 2-8, as they look to get closer to the .500 mark vs. the Lakers. Away from home, the Grizzlies have a 2-3 record this season, while maintaining a 0-5 record in their home games.
Memphis currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 3-7 at this point. On the road, the Grizzlies have an ATS record of 2-3, as opposed to a 1-4 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win
Anthony Davis led Los Angeles with 30 points against the Trail Blazers, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 48.8% in the game. The Lakers picked up a 116-110 win, and Rui Hachimura also added 19 points which was 2nd on the team.
Heading into their matchup with the Grizzlies, the Lakers have an opportunity to move above .500, as they are currently 5-5. So far, Los Angeles has been perfect at home, going 4-0 compared to their 1-5 record on the road.
Los Angeles arrives with an ATS record of 3-7 for the season up to this point. The Lakers currently have a two game ATS win streak as the underdog and are 1-5 vs. the spread as the favorite.
Grizzlies Offense Breakdown
Through 10 games games, Memphis is averaging 108.6 points per game (27th). The Grizzlies come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.5 made 3’s per game. If the Memphis offense is going to improve, they would benefit from attacking the basket and generating looks at the line. So far, they are ranked just 26th in made free-throws per game.
Lakers Offense Breakdown
Through 10 games the Lakers are averaging 111 points per contest, placing them 19th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Lakers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 8.8 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 6th, with an average of 20.6 made free-throws per game.
Grizzlies Team Defense
At this time, the Grizzlies’ defense is positioned 18th in the NBA, permitting 114.1 points per game.
The Grizzlies defense is coming off a game in which they held the Clippers offense to just 42% shooting. Overall, they gave up 101 points to Los Angeles.
Lakers Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Lakers will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 115.9 points per game (21st).
Inside the arc, the Lakers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.4% and 37.4% from three-point territory.
Key Players For The Grizzlies And Lakers
In today’s game, our projections have Desmond Bane leading the Grizzlies with 18 points on 7/15 shooting from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 26.5 points per game, along with 4.8 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place LeBron James as the leading scorer for the Lakers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 20 while also collecting 7 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 56.9% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 25.2 points per game.
Grizzlies vs Lakers Trends
- When looking at their past three road matchups, Memphis has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 110 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
- Across their five previous home games, Los Angeles has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-4 while averaging 110 points per game.
- As the betting underdog, the Grizzlies have an ATS mark of just 3-7 in their last ten games. Memphis posted a straight up mark of 2-8 in these matchups.
- Going back to their previous three games as the favorite, Los Angeles has an ATS mark of 0-3 while going 1-2 straight up.
For a point-spread wager in this Lakers vs. Lakers game, we suggest taking the Grizzlies at +5.5. Even though our predictions have the Lakers winning 110-105, we see the Grizzlies as the better choice on the point-spread.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 224.5, and our model projects the Grizzlies and Lakers to reach a combined total of 215 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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