The Los Angeles Lakers bring a 1-0 lead into Game 2 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs. The matchup, currently set as a pick ’em, airs on TNT at 7:30 PM ET. The over/under for the matchup is set at 225.5 points.
How to bet Grizzlies vs. Lakers
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at a pick ’em.
As for the moneyline, the Grizzlies have -108 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at -111 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 225.5 points.
Grizzlies vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT
- Location: Memphis, Tennessee
- Arena: FedExForum
Grizzlies vs. Lakers Betting Trends
In the Grizzlies’ 82 games this year, they have 37 wins against the spread. Memphis has been victorious in 48, or 76.2%, of the 63 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Grizzlies games this year have gone over the point total 37 times in 82 opportunities (45.1%).
The Lakers have 40 wins against the spread in 82 games this year. Los Angeles has gone 23-28 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 45.1% of those games). The Lakers have eclipsed the over/under 52.4% of the time this year (43 of 82 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Grizzlies: Steven Adams: Out (Knee), Ja Morant: Questionable (Hand), Brandon Clarke: Out (Achilles), Jake LaRavia: Out (Calf)
Lakers: Dennis Schroder: Probable (Achilles), Anthony Davis: Probable (Foot), LeBron James: Probable (Foot)
What you need to know about the Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis ranks eighth in the NBA with 116.9 points per game this year. At the other end of the court, it ranks 11th with 113 points allowed per game. The Grizzlies average 119.8 points per game when playing at home, compared to 114 points per game on the road, a difference of 5.8 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Grizzlies have been scoring 118.2 points per game, an average that’s slightly higher than the 116.9 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Memphis is 16th in the NBA with 12 threes per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 22nd with a 35.1% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Grizzlies have taken 62.8% two-pointers (accounting for 72.5% of the team’s buckets) and 37.2% three-pointers (27.5%).
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers
In 2022-23, Los Angeles is sixth in the NBA on offense (117.2 points scored per game) and 20th defensively (116.6 points allowed). At home the Lakers are putting up 117 points per game, 0.3 fewer points than they are averaging on the road (117.3). The Lakers are averaging 123.2 points per game over their previous 10 games, which is six more than their average for the season (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 35% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 65% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 25.2% of the Lakers’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 74.8% have been 2-pointers.
Our pick to win this contest is the Grizzlies, and we predict that Grizzlies will cover the spread (pick ’em). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 225.5 points.
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