Grizzlies vs Lakers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – NBA Playoffs Game 5

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The Memphis Grizzlies come into a decisive Game 5 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Los Angeles Lakers as 4.5-point favorites. The playoff matchup on Wednesday tips at 7:30 PM ET on TNT from FedExForum. The Lakers lead the series 3-1. The matchup has a 222.5 point total.

How to bet Grizzlies vs. Lakers

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Grizzlies as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Grizzlies have -184 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 222.5 points.

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Grizzlies vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Arena: FedExForum

Grizzlies vs. Lakers Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Grizzlies are 37-41-4 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 on 37 of 82 set point totals.

Against the spread, the Lakers are 40-39-3 this season. Los Angeles has won 23 of the 51 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (45.1%). The Lakers have gone over the point total 52.4% of the time this year (43 of 82 games with a set point total).

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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: Steven Adams: Out (Knee), 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

Offensively, Memphis is averaging 116.9 points per game (eighth-ranked in league). It is giving up 113 points per contest at the other end of the court (11th-ranked). The Grizzlies score 119.8 points per game in home games, compared to 114 points per game in road games, a difference of 5.8 points per contest. The Grizzlies have seen a downturn in scoring recently, putting up 112.9 points per game in their last 10 contests, four points fewer than the 116.9 they’ve scored this year.

Memphis is 16th in the NBA with 12 treys per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 22nd with a 35.1% shooting percentage from downtown. The Grizzlies are attempting 57.9 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 62.8% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 72.5% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 34.2 treys per contest, which are 37.2% of their shots (and 27.5% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

On offense Los Angeles is the sixth-ranked squad in the league (117.2 points per game). On defense it is 20th (116.6 points conceded per game). At home, the Lakers score 117 points per game. On the road, they score 117.3. The Lakers are averaging 120.8 points per contest in their previous 10 games, which is 3.6 more than their average for the season (117.2).

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

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Grizzlies, and we predict that Grizzlies will cover the spread (Grizzlies -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 222.5 points.

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You can bet on Grizzlies vs. Lakers at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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