Grizzlies vs Lakers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, January 20, 2023

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A game featuring a pair of the league’s biggest stars will see Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies (31-13) visit LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers (20-25) on January 20, 2023 at Arena. The Grizzlies are 6.5-point favorites. The over/under for the matchup is set at 243.5 points.

How to bet Grizzlies vs. Lakers

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Grizzlies as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Grizzlies have -236 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +191 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 243.5 points.

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Grizzlies vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, January 20, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Arena: Arena

Grizzlies vs. Lakers Betting Trends

In the Grizzlies’ 44 games this season, they have 22 wins against the spread. Memphis has been chosen as the favorite in 37 games this year and has walked away with the win 30 times (81.1%) in those games. Grizzlies games this year have hit the over 51.1% of the time (23 out of 45 games with a set point total).

In the Lakers’ 45 games this season, they have 20 wins against the spread. Los Angeles has won 39.4% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (13-20). Lakers games this year have hit the over on 25 of 45 set point totals (55.6%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Grizzlies Leaders
Ja Morant 37 27.4 5.6 7.9 1 0.3 1.7
Desmond Bane 24 21.8 5 4 0.8 0.3 3.3
Jaren Jackson Jr. 28 16.5 6.8 1 1.1 3.3 1.5
Dillon Brooks 40 16.3 3.5 2.6 0.8 0.2 2
Tyus Jones 44 10.6 2.3 4.8 1 0 1.6


Lakers Leaders
LeBron James 35 29.8 8.4 7 1 0.5 2
Russell Westbrook 42 15.8 6.6 7.7 1 0.5 1.2
Thomas Bryant 31 12.5 7 0.8 0.4 0.5 0.5
Dennis Schroder 31 12 2.2 3.6 0.6 0 1.2
Troy Brown Jr. 39 6.7 3.9 0.8 0.8 0.2 1.1
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Grizzlies: Ziaire Williams: Questionable (Illness), Danny Green: Out (Acl/Lcl)

Lakers: LeBron James: Questionable (Ankle), Austin Reaves: Out (Hamstring), Lonnie Walker: Out (Tailbone), Anthony Davis: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis sports a top-five offense this year, ranking fifth-best in the league with 117.5 points per game. Defensively, it ranks eighth with 111.7 points allowed per contest. The Grizzlies are putting up 120 points per game this season when playing at home, which is 5.3 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (114.7). In their last 10 games, the Grizzlies have been racking up 124.8 points per game, an average that’s much higher than the 117.5 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Memphis ranks 18th in the NBA with 11.6 threes per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 19th with a 35.1% shooting percentage from downtown. The Grizzlies are attempting 60 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 64.5% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 73.7% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 33 treys per contest, which are 35.5% of their shots (and 26.3% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles is eighth in the league in points scored (116.9 per game) and fifth-worst in points conceded (118). In 2022-23 the Lakers are scoring 2.1 more points per game at home (118) than on the road (115.9). The Lakers have performed better offensively over their last 10 games, generating 121.6 points per contest, 4.7 more than their season average of 116.9.

Los Angeles is the worst team in the league in 3-pointers made (10.3 per game) and fifth-worst in 3-point percentage (33.7%). In 2022-23, the Lakers have attempted 65.7% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 34.3% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 76.2% of the Lakers’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 23.8% have been 3-pointers.

Grizzlies vs. Lakers Predictions and Pick

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