Lakers vs. Grizzlies - 2/26/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (32-23) at Los Angeles Lakers (11-47)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 26, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +4 -- Over/Under: 209 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, TWC SN
The Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Lakers square off Friday night at the Staples Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 98.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 99.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 15.1 points and 6.1 assists while Zach Randolph is averaging 14.3 points and eight rebounds. Lance Stephenson is grabbing 3.5 rebounds and Mario Chalmers is dishing 3.8 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won five of their last eight road games. Tony Allen is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Los Angeles Lakers need a win in order to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 97.6 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 17.1 points and 3.3 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 15.7 points and four rebounds. D'Angelo Russell is dishing 3.5 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost seven of their last eight home games.
The Grizzlies are 7-16 ATS in their last 23 Friday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Lakers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Grizzlies are 0-2-3 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 2-6-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
We know the Grizzlies are the better team and just beat up the Lakers on Wednesday night. However, the Lakers continue to play decent ball as of late and have covered seven of their last nine. At home, I give the Lakers value here. Give me the points.