Lakers vs. Grizzlies Tuesday Prediction

Lakers vs. Grizzlies, 1/5/21 NBA Fantasy News & Betting Predictions

LeBron James and Co. head to Memphis on Tuesday night where they’ll take on the 2-4 Grizzlies at 8:00 p.m. ET. Are nine points too many to lay with the Lakers in this matchup or will James lead L.A. to a win and cover on the road?

Game Snapshot

503 Los Angeles Lakers (-9) at 504 Memphis Grizzlies (+9); o/u 218

8:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Venue: FedExForum, Memphis, TN


Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin

LeBron James flirted with a triple-double in Sunday's 108-94 win over Memphis, tallying 22 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists, three triples, one steal and two turnovers in 32 minutes. James has been on every injury report since the opener with the ankle issue, but you wouldn’t know it based on the way he’s been playing, and it’s become quite clear that Frank Vogel is incapable of distinguishing between probable and questionable. The Lakers have their second back-to-back of the season coming up next week with games on Thursday and Friday vs. the Spurs and Bulls, so it’ll be interesting to see if LBJ gets hit with a rest day, but it’s worth noting that he played in the previous back-to-back this year.

Memphis Grizzlies DFS Spin

Dillon Brooks was held to nine points on 3-of-15 shooting Sunday, to go with five rebounds, five assists, one 3-pointer, one block and two turnovers in 29 minutes. Brooks doesn’t get a lot of love in fantasy hoops because he’s a low-make chucker, and while he put that on display tonight, overall, he's been quietly having a breakout season. He’s seeing some increased playmaking responsibilities with Ja Morant (ankle) on the sidelines, which has unfortunately also resulted in some increased turnovers, but he hasn’t been so one-dimensional this season and is actually flirting with top-50 value in 8-cat leagues. This was his first game without multiple steals, but he's still averaging a career-high 2.2 swipes on the year.

Lakers vs. Grizzlies Betting Prediction

The under is a perfect 9-0 in the last nine meetings between these two teams and is 6-0 in the last six series meetings in Memphis. The under is also 5-0 in the Lakers’ last five games overall, is 6-0 in their last six road games and has cashed in seven straight when L.A. is playing on only one day of rest. On the other side, the under is 5-1 in the Grizzlies’ last six games as an underdog, is 13-3 in their last 16 games playing on one day of rest and is 5-0 in their last five games following a double-digit loss at home.



NBA Headlines

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Heat vs. Trail Blazers NBA Prediction The Heat are 1-point road favorites on Sunday night in Portland where they’ll take on the Trail Blazers at 10:00 p.m. ET. Is Miami a poor bet to win tonight or is...
Thumbnail Celtics vs. Nuggets NBA Prediction The red-hot Nuggets will look to add to their win column when they host the Celtics at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday. Will they cover as a 7-point home favorite or is...
Thumbnail Rockets vs. Warriors NBA Prediction The Rockets have lost eight of their last 10 games but so has their opponent on Saturday night, the Warriors. Is Houston a good bet to cover as a 9-point road dog...
Thumbnail Lakers vs. Nets NBA Prediction The under has been profitable in previous meetings between the Lakers and Nets but will tonight’s matchup in Brooklyn turn into a relatively low-scoring game for...
Thumbnail 76ers vs. Pelicans NBA Prediction The Pelicans are 7.5-point home underdogs on Friday night versus the 76ers at 8:00 p.m. ET. Will New Orleans at least cover as a home dog or is there a better bet...