Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction 3/27/2024

The Los Angeles Lakers (40-32) travel to face off against the Memphis Grizzlies (24-48) on Wednesday, March 27th. This game will be played at FedExForum in Memphis and televised on BSSE. The Lakers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Grizzlies are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Bucks. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Lakers vs Grizzlies

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The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Lakers took down the Bucks by a score of 128-124. Turning the tide, the Lakers picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 58-42.

As they prepare to face the Grizzlies, the Lakers are aiming to stay above .500, with a record of 40-32. In the Western Conference, they are currently in 9th place, and they are 4th in the Pacific division.

Los Angeles has an overall ATS record of 33-39 for the season so far. The Lakers currently have a three game ATS win streak as the underdog and are 16-23 vs. the spread as the favorite.

The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Lamar Stevens led Memphis with 19 points against the Nuggets, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 39.4% in the game. While Scotty Pippen Jr. was 2nd on the team with 17 points, Memphis fell short in the game with a final score of 128-103.

Coming into today’s game, the Grizzlies have an overall record of 24-48 and are 1-2 in their last three games. On the road, the Grizzlies are 16-21 compared to being 8-27 at home this season.

Memphis has an overall ATS record of 35-37 for the season so far. On the road, the Grizzlies have an ATS record of 21-16 compared to a 14-21 record vs. the spread at home.

Lakers Offense Breakdown

Heading into play, the Lakers’ offense is rated 8th in the league in scoring, averaging 117.8 points per contest.

When it comes to scoring, the Lakers are 8th in the NBA at 117.8 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 116.3 points per game. In terms of pace, the Lakers are 3rd in the league at 101.1 possessions per game.

So far this season, the Lakers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 54.2% of their games. Over their last two games, they have outscored their own scoring average.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Lakers are 3rd in the NBA at 49%. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 23rd in made threes per game and 9th in three-point shooting percentage.

Grizzlies Offense Breakdown

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In 72 games games, Memphis has an average of 105.9 points per game (30th).

Heading into the game, the Grizzlies are one of the worst scoring teams in the NBA, averaging just 105.9 points per game (30th). Surprisingly, they have been better on the road (108.3) compared to at home (103.3).

When it comes to pace, Memphis is 16th in the league at 98.1 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are last in the NBA at 43%. However, they have been efficient from beyond the arc, hitting 34% of their three-point attempts (29th).

So far this season, the Grizzlies have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 20.8% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 24th in the league with 24.8 per game.

Lakers Team Defense

Facing Memphis, the Lakers aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 117.7 points allowed per game (23rd). Los Angeles struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Bucks, giving up 15. For the game, Milwaukee scored 124 points in the game.

Grizzlies Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Grizzlies’ defense is giving up an average of 112.8 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Grizzlies are forcing 14.3 per game, which is 26th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 4th in blocked shots at 6.2 per game.

Key Players For The Lakers And Grizzlies

In today’s game, we anticipate Anthony Davis leading the scoring for the Lakers, contributing 25 points while shooting 9/17 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 24.7 points per game, along with 12.6 rebounds.

As for Memphis, Desmond Bane is projected to be the primary scorer for the Grizzlies. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 23, and adding 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 46.4%, and he is contributing 23.7 points per game on average.

Lakers vs Grizzlies Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Lakers have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 114 points per game in this stretch.
  • In their last five games at home, the Grizzlies have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 104 points per game in these contests.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Grizzlies have a straight up record of 3-7. But, their mark vs the spread was just 5-5.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Los Angeles has an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 7-3 straight up.

Lakers vs Grizzlies Prediction

Our bet is on the Lakers for a win, and we project the score to be 114-101. Additionally, we expect them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to wager on the Lakers with the spread at -4.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 221, and our model predicts the Lakers and Grizzlies to score a combined 215 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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