Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 12/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (5-25) at Memphis Grizzlies (16-15)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -11 -- Over/Under: 197.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN
The Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies meet Sunday afternoon at the FedExForum.
The Los Angeles Lakers could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 96.2 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 17.2 points and 3.5 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 14.8 points and 3.8 rebounds. Louis Williams is dishing 2.4 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 9.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12.9 turnovers per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost eight of their last 10 road games.
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The Memphis Grizzlies need a nice win here in order to get a game above a .500 record. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 96 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 99.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 16.1 points and 7.8 rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 15 points and 5.9 assists. Zach Randolph is grabbing 8.2 rebounds and Jeff Green is dishing 1.7 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.3 turnovers per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have split their last eight home games.
The Lakers are 16-33-2 ATS in their last 51 vs. Western Conference and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southwest. The Grizzlies are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference. The Lakers are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Memphis and 6-0-3 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
I'm not laying this much chalk with a Grizzlies team that played last night and continues to struggle. I don't trust the Lakers much either, but at least we're getting 11 free points with them.