Lakers vs. Grizzlies - 3/22/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (41-30) at Los Angeles Lakers (14-55)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: TNT, TWC SN
The Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Lakers square off Tuesday night at the Staples Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies could use another win after losing five of their last eight games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 99.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 100.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Lance Stephenson is averaging 15 points and 3.1 assists while Zach Randolph is averaging 14.9 points and 7.9 rebounds. Matt Barnes is dishing two assists and Ray McCallum is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost four of their last five road games.
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The Los Angeles Lakers could use a win in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 97.7 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 47 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 16.8 points and 3.1 assists while Louis Williams is averaging 15.6 points and 2.7 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is dishing 2.6 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Grizzlies are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games. The Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Grizzlies are coming off a hard fought game Monday night and have so many banged up bodies. Meanwhile, the Lakers are still fighting and getting solid play from Russell and others. I think there's value with the rested home team and the points.