Grizzlies vs. Lakers Prediction

NBA Predictions: Lakers a good bet to cover vs. Grizzlies? 12/27/17

Are the Los Angeles Lakers a good bet to cover the small spread tonight when they host the Memphis Grizzlies at 10:30 p.m. ET?

Who Oddsmakers Like: Los Angeles. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Lakers are 2.5-point home favorites to beat the Grizzlies, who opened as a 1.5-point road underdog. The total, meanwhile, sits at 199.5 after hitting the board at 198.5.

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Who Public Bettors Like: As of Wednesday afternoon, 75% of the betting tickets are on the Lakers to cover the spread while 93% of the money is also on Los Angeles.

Injury Report: The Grizzlies will not have Mike Conley who is out with a heel injury, but JaMychal Green (knee) is questionable for tonight. On the other side, Lonzo Ball has a shoulder injury and will not play for the Lakers. Brandon Ingram (quad) is questionable.

Who We Like: Los Angeles. The Grizzlies are just 1-4 agianst the spread in their last five games versus the Lakers and are winless at the betting window in their last four road games versus L.A. The home team, meanwhile, is a perfect 5-0 against the number in the last five meetings between these two teams.

The Grizzlies have also failed to cover the spread in four of their last five road games, are 6-20-2 against the number in their last 28 games overall, and are 1-11 at the betting window in their last 12 games versus a team with a winning percentage below .400.

On the other side, the Lakers have covered the spread in seven of their last eight games when playing on one day of rest and are 6-1 at the betting window in their last seven games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

 

WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES LAKERS -2.5

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