Lakers vs. Grizzlies Prediction
Can the Los Angeles Lakers handle a quick road turnaround when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies tonight at 8PM ET?
713 Los Angeles Lakers at 714 Memphis Grizzlies
Saturday, December 8, 2018
8PM ET – FedEx Forum
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Grizzlies are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Lakers. The over/under total is listed at 208 points. The public betting currently is split down the middle, 50-50. 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 fall to the Spurs
The Los Angeles Lakers had their four-game win streak come to an end on Friday night in a 133-120 loss at San Antonio. The Lakers are still 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five games. Los Angeles is 15-10 overall, 5-6 on the road, 10-14-1 against the spread and 15-9-1 with the under.
The Lakers are putting up 113.4 points per game this season while shooting 47.6 percent from the floor. Defensively, the Lakers are giving up 112.0 points per game. Forward Brandon Ingram is out tonight with an ankle injury after sitting out last night as well. LeBron James is leading the team with 28.7 points, 7.6 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game. Kyle Kuzma is adding 17.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest.
Memphis wins at New Orleans
The Grizzlies picked up an impressive 107-103 win at New Orleans on Friday night for their second consecutive win. Memphis has won and covered in three of its last four games. The Grizz are 15-9 on the season, 8-3 at home, 15-9 against the spread and 14-10 with the under.
Memphis has one of the top defenses in the league. They allow just 102.4 points per game, which ranks second in the NBA. They also hold opponents to 44.7 percent shooting. Offensively, Memphis is averaging just 104.2 points per contest. Mike Conley has been leading the team this year with 20.6 points and 6.7 assists per game. Marc Gasol is adding 17.3 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Lakers are 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight conference games, but just 1-4 ATS in their last five road games.
The Grizzlies have covered the spread in 11 of their last 14 at home and six of their last seven conference games.
The Lakers have been playing well, but their win streak all came at home. They haven’t been able to find their stride on the road yet. Given this is their third game in four days, it has to have an impact on LeBron and what he will be able to do tonight. The Grizzlies are in the same boat, but Memphis is at home and should be feeling good after a tough road win last night.
NBA Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies -2.5