Lakers vs Grizzlies Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – NBA Playoffs Game 6

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The Los Angeles Lakers head into a decisive Game 6 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies as 5-point favorites. The playoff matchup on Friday begins at 10:30 PM ET on ESPN from Arena. The Lakers lead the series 3-2. The matchup’s over/under is set at 220.5.

How to bet Lakers vs. Grizzlies

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Lakers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Lakers have -207 odds to pick up the win, while the Grizzlies are listed at +173 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 220.5 points.

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Lakers vs. Grizzlies Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, April 28, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Arena: Arena

Lakers vs. Grizzlies Betting Trends

The Lakers have 40 wins against the spread in 82 games this year. Los Angeles has been chosen as the favorite in 31 games this year and has walked away with the win 20 times (64.5%) in those games. The Lakers have eclipsed the over/under in 52.4% of their opportunities this year (43 times over 82 games with a set point total).

In the Grizzlies’ 82 games this season, they have 37 wins against the spread. Memphis has put together a 3-16 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 15.8% of those games). Grizzlies games this year have hit the over 45.1% of the time (37 out of 82 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


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


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

Grizzlies: Steven Adams: Out (Knee), Luke Kennard: Questionable (Shoulder), Brandon Clarke: Out (Achilles), Jake LaRavia: Out (Calf)

What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

So far this season, Los Angeles is averaging 117.2 points per game (sixth-ranked in NBA) and allowing 116.6 points per contest (20th-ranked). On offense, the Lakers score 117 points per game in home games, compared to 117.3 points per game away from home. In their last 10 games, the Lakers have been scoring 118.4 points per contest, an average that’s a little higher than the 117.2 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

With 10.8 threes per game, Los Angeles is 24th in the NBA. It has a 34.6% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 24th in the league. The Lakers are attempting 57.8 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 65% of the shots they’ve taken (and 74.8% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 31.2 treys per contest, which are 35% of their shots (and 25.2% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis is eighth in the NBA in points scored (116.9 per game) and 11th in points allowed (113). At home the Grizzlies are putting up 119.8 points per game, 5.8 more than they are averaging on the road (114). Over their last 10 games, the Grizzlies are tallying 113.7 points per game, compared to their season average of 116.9.

Memphis is 16th in the league in 3-pointers made (12 per game) and 22nd in 3-point percentage (35.1%). In 2022-23, the Grizzlies have taken 37.2% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 62.8% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 27.5% of the Grizzlies’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 72.5% have been 2-pointers.

Our pick to win this game is the Lakers, and we predict that Grizzlies will cover the spread (Lakers -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 220.5 points.

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Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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