Lakers vs Grizzlies Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 3/7/23
Memphis Grizzlies (38-25) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (31-34)
March 7, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -2.5; Over/Under: +228.5
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The Memphis Grizzlies pay a visit to the Los Angeles Lakers at the Crypto.com Arena on Tuesday night.
The Memphis Grizzlies have been in decent form as they’ve won four of their last seven games overall, but they will be looking to snap a two-game skid in this one after coming up short against the Clippers in a 135-129 overtime loss on Sunday. Desmond Bane led the team with 30 points and six assists on 12 of 22 shooting, Tyus Jones added 25 points with 12 assists and five steals while Jaren Jackson Jr. chipped in with 24 points. As a team, the Grizzlies shot 54 percent from the field and 18 of 34 from the 3-point line as they exploded for 51 points in the third quarter to build a 16-point lead, only to completely outplayed by 38-17 in the fourth quarter to allow the Clippers off the hook in the end.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers have been in pretty good form as they’ve won five of their last seven games overall and they will be aiming to stay hot after taking down the Warriors in a 113-105 home win on Sunday. Anthony Davis led the way with 39 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Austin Reaves added 16 points and eight assists off the bench while Dennis Schroder chipped in with 11 points and six assists. As a team, the Lakers shot 44 percent from the field and 11 of 33 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in trouble when they surrendered an early 20-point deficit, but they didn’t panic as they held the Warriors to just 18 points in the third quarter to reclaim control and earn the gritty win at home.
Looking at the betting trends, the Grizzlies are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. The Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Head to head, the under is 13-3-1 in the last 17 meetings overall.
The Grizzlies are still missing Ja Morant, Steven Adams and Brandon Clarke, while the Lakers are still without LeBron James and they are keeping an eye on D’Angelo Russell who is questionable for this one. The Grizzlies were almost good enough to beat the Clippers despite being shorthanded and I think we’re going to see more of the same here. I expect the young Grizzlies to come out swinging and take an early lead, but the Lakers have been playing good basketball lately and I think they get the job done behind another big game from Davis.