Grizzlies vs Lakers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – NBA Playoffs Game 1

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The Memphis Grizzlies enter Game 1 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Los Angeles Lakers as 4-point favorites. The playoff matchup on Sunday tips at 3:00 PM ET on ABC from FedExForum. The point total is 228.5 points in the contest.

How to bet Grizzlies vs. Lakers

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with sportsbooks listing the Grizzlies as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Grizzlies have -186 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +156 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 228.5 points.

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Grizzlies vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, April 16, 2023
  • Game Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ABC
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Arena: FedExForum

Grizzlies vs. Lakers Betting Trends

The Grizzlies are 37-41-4 against the spread this season. Memphis has won 48, or 76.2%, of the 63 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Grizzlies games this year have hit the over 45.1% of the time (37 out of 82 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, the Lakers are 40-39-3 this season. Los Angeles has won 23 of the 51 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (45.1%). Lakers games this year have gone over the point total 43 times in 82 opportunities (52.4%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Grizzlies Leaders
Ja Morant 61 26.2 5.9 8.1 1.1 0.3 1.5
Desmond Bane 58 21.5 5 4.4 1 0.4 2.9
Jaren Jackson Jr. 63 18.6 6.8 1 1 3 1.6
Dillon Brooks 73 14.3 3.3 2.6 0.9 0.2 2
Tyus Jones 80 10.3 2.5 5.2 1 0.1 1.5


Lakers Leaders
LeBron James 55 28.9 8.3 6.8 0.9 0.6 2.2
Anthony Davis 56 25.9 12.5 2.6 1.1 2 0.3
D’Angelo Russell 71 17.8 3 6.2 1 0.4 2.7
Austin Reaves 64 13 3 3.4 0.5 0.3 1.3
Malik Beasley 81 12.7 3.5 1.5 0.8 0.1 2.9
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Grizzlies vs. Lakers Injury Report

Lakers: Dennis Schroder: Probable (Achilles), Anthony Davis: Probable (Foot), LeBron James: Probable (Foot)

What you need to know about the Memphis Grizzlies

With 116.9 points per game on offense, Memphis is eighth in the NBA. At the other end of the court, it allows 113 points per contest, which ranks 11th in the league. In home games, the Grizzlies are putting up 5.8 more points per game (119.8) than they are on the road (114). The Grizzlies have been scoring 122.1 points per game in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little higher than the 116.9 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

This season, Memphis is sinking 12 threes per game (16th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 35.1% (22nd-ranked) from downtown. Of the shots attempted by the Grizzlies in 2022-23, 62.8% of them have been two-pointers (72.5% of the team’s made baskets) and 37.2% have been from beyond the arc (27.5%).

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

With 117.2 points scored per game and 116.6 points conceded, Los Angeles is sixth in the league offensively and 20th defensively. In 2022-23 the Lakers are scoring 0.3 fewer points per game at home (117) than on the road (117.3). Over their past 10 games, the Lakers are scoring 122.6 points per contest, 5.4 more than their season average (117.2).

In 2022-23, Los Angeles is 24th in the league in 3-point makes (10.8 per game) and 24th in 3-point percentage (34.6%). In 2022-23, the Lakers have attempted 65% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 35% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 74.8% of the Lakers’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 25.2% have been 3-pointers.

Our prediction to win this game is the Grizzlies, and we project that Grizzlies will cover the spread (Grizzlies -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 228.5 points.

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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