Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 11/11/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (1-5) at Memphis Grizzlies (6-1)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -10 -- Over/Under: 197 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies welcome Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers to town tonight.
It has been a nightmare start to the season for the Los Angeles Lakers, but they can finally breathe a little sigh of relief after earning their first win of the season on Sunday against the Hornets. Kobe Bryant and Jeremy Lin both scored 21 points while Carlos Boozer added 16 as the Lakers rallied from an early double digit deficit to win by 107-92 behind a dominant 65-41 second half effort. Coming off four days rest and playing at home, this win didn't come as too much of a surprise, but they have to take the wins where they can because their next seven opponents are all above .500.
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Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies just had their win streak halted at six on Saturday when they ran into the young Bucks who beat them by 93-92. Zach Randolph led the scoring with 22 points and 14 rebounds while Marc Gasol added 18 points, but the rest of the team combined to shoot just 18 of 57 which is a paltry 31.5 percent from the field. Still, despite their poor shooting, the Grizzlies still found themselves up by 92-90 with eight seconds remaining, but with the game on the line the Grizzlies couldn't stop the Bucks' Brandon Knight who drove to the lane and converted an and one to snap the Griz's win streak.
In ATS trends, the Lakers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games following an ATS win, while the Grizzlies are 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine games against a team with a losing record and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games following an ATS loss.
Head to head, the Lakers are 2-0-3 ATS in the last five meetings overall and the Over is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Memphis.
I'm sure the Lakers are feeling so much better now that they've registered their first win of the season but I doubt they're going to start a win streak anytime soon. I really don't like giving the Grizzlies such a hefty line, but they really should win this one by double digits in front of their home crowd.