Grizzlies vs. Lakers Pick
The Grizzlies are a 1.5-point favorite according to oddsmakers at sports book Bovada.lv. The over-under is set at 205 points.
Memphis comes in with a 6-3 record following a 113-104 victory at the Clippers Saturday afternoon. The Lakers are 4-5 after a 124-112 home win over the Nets. Los Angeles went 2-1 straight up and ATS last season against the Grizzlies. The over-under went 2-0-1.
In the win over the Clippers, Mike Conley led the way with 22 points. Marc Gasol had 21 points and six rebounds. Tyreke Evans scored 20 to lead a reserve unit that contributed a total of 55 points. Memphis outscored the hosts in every quarter.
Los Angeles was paced by Brook Lopez as he poured in 34 points to go with 10 rebounds against his former team. Kyle Kuzma contributed 21 points and 13 rebounds. Brandon Ingram added 18 points and nine rebounds. Jordan Clarkson had 19 points and five rebounds off the bench. The Lakers led 64-55 at halftime and held the lead in the second half.
The Grizzlies are 1-5-3 in their last nine meetings in Los Angeles. The over is 3-0-1 in the last four meetings.
Memphis recorded a big win Saturday at the Clippers and stays in LA for another game tonight. The Grizzlies have a veteran roster led by Conley and Gasol that knows how to handle back-to-backs. They also won't let a win or loss one day impact the performance the next day. This is a small spread to cover and the Lakers are a team that is far from a finished product. Take Memphis in this spot.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES -1.5