Lakers vs. Grizzlies Prediction
After a loss at home last night, will the Memphis Grizzlies be able to rebound tonight when they host the Los Angeles Lakers at 8PM ET?
555 Los Angeles Lakers vs. 556 Memphis Grizzlies
Saturday, February 29, 2020
8PM ET – FedEx Forum
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Lakers are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -6 points against the Grizzlies. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 228.5 points. The public betting currently is unavailable for this game. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Lakers keep rolling
Los Angeles is coming off an impressive 116-86 win at Golden State on Thursday night despite being without LeBron James because of a groin injury. The Lakers have now won seven straight while going 5-2 against the spread. L.A. is 45-12 on the season, 24-5 on the road, 31-25-1 against the spread and 29-28 with the under.
The Lakers are averaging 114.8 points per game on offense this season while shooting 48.7 percent from the field. Defensively, the Lakers are giving up 107.0 points per game while opponents shoot 44.7 percent from the field. James is questionable to play tonight due to the groin injury. LeBron is averaging 25.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and 10.6 assists per game. Anthony Davis is averaging 26.7 points and 9.5 rebounds per contest.
Grizz drop another
Memphis is coming off a 104-101 loss at home against Sacramento last night. The Grizz have now dropped five straight, failing to cover in all five games. Memphis is 28-31 on the season, 16-14 at home, 30-28-1 against the spread and 30-29 with the under.
The Grizzlies are giving up 115.2 points per game on defense this season while opponents shoot 45.6 percent against them. Offensively, Memphis is averaging 112.6 points per game while shooting 47 percent as a team. The Grizz remain without Jaren Jackson Jr. due to a knee injury. Jackson averages 16.9 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. Ja Morant is leading the team with 17.5 points and 6.9 assists per game. Dillon Brooks adds 15.3 points per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Lakers are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games as a favorite and 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a losing team.
The Grizzlies are 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games and 0-4 ATS in their last four games as an underdog.
The Lakers have won all three meetings with the Grizzlies this season, covering the spread in two of the three wins. The one they didn’t cover was at Memphis. With or without LeBron, I think the Lakers will be fine tonight, as they get the Grizzlies off a hard-fought game last night. Los Angeles still showed the ability to put up points without LeBron against a bad defense on Thursday. The Grizzlies are lost right now. The loss of Jaren Jackson Jr. appears to be more impactful than many would have expected.
NBA Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers -6