Los Angeles Lakers (15-27) at Memphis Grizzlies (13-28)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 15, 2018 at 5:30 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -2 -- Over/Under: 204.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies meet Monday in NBA action at the FedExForum.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 106.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 16.7 points and 6.3 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 16.4 points and 3.3 assists. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Memphis Grizzlies need a victory here after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 98.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Tyreke Evans is averaging 19.8 points and 4.6 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 18.5 points and 8.6 rebounds. JaMychal Green is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.9 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost five of their last eight home games.
The Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings, the underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the over is 5-0-1 in the last 6 meetings.
I'm not laying chalk with the Memphis Grizzlies against anybody, as we're talking about one of the worst teams in the league that can't even win games outright. The Los Angeles Lakers are outscoring teams by 7.2 points in their last five games and have covered five of their last six games on the road. I don't trust the Lakers on the road the way I like them at home, but there's no way I'm eating the bucket with the Grizzlies in any spot. Give me the Lakers.