Grizzlies vs. Lakers - 2/24/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (11-47) at Memphis Grizzlies (32-23)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -9.5 -- Over/Under: 206.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN
The Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies square off Wednesday at the FedExForum.
The Los Angeles Lakers need a win in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 97.2 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 17.1 points and 3.3 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 15.5 points and four rebounds. Louis Williams is dishing 2.6 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 10 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost five straight road games. Larry Nance Jr. is doubtful with a knee injury.
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The Memphis Grizzlies look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 15 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 98.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 99.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 14.9 points and 6.1 assists while Lance Stephenson is averaging 16 points and three rebounds. Zach Randolph is grabbing eight rebounds and Mario Chalmers is dissing 3.8 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won seven of their last nine home games. Tony Allen is questionable with a knee injury.
The Lakers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Grizzlies are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Memphis and 6-1-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
Maybe it's time to start backing the Lakers, as they've been on a covering tear lately with covers in seven of their last eight games. The Grizzlies also aren't a team known for blowouts and high scoring. I'll take a stab with the points based on how the Lakers are playing right now.