Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/5/21

Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/5/21 Photo by Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers (5-2) at Memphis Grizzlies (2-4)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)

The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +11 -- Over/Under: 218 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies meet Tuesday in NBA action at the FedExForum.

The Los Angeles Lakers look for another win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 117 points on 49.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.9 points on 44 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 23.6 points and 8.4 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 21.7 points and 3.5 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 40.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.4 rebounds per game.

The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 109.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 115.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 26.3 points and 6.3 assists while Dillon Brooks is averaging 17.5 points and 4.3 rebounds. Kyle Anderson is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 11.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game.

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The Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Lakers last 5 overall. The under is 20-7 in Grizzlies last 27 overall. The Lakers are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Memphis.

The Los Angeles Lakers are the better team here and just beat the Grizzlies a couple days ago by 14 points. However, this will be the Lakers fourth straight road game and it's easy to lose a little interest when playing the same team again in three days. The Grizzlies also hung around in that game and actually had an 11-point lead at the end of the first quarter. The Lakers should be decent favorites and should win, but this feels like an awful amount of points to leave on the table. I want the Grizzlies here.

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Randy’s Pick Memphis Grizzlies +11

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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