Grizzlies vs. Lakers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 28 (LA Struggles to Keep Up Without LeBron)
Grizzlies vs. Lakers Game Info
- Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
- Time: 7:30 PM ET
- Venue: FedExForum -- Memphis, Tennessee
- Coverage: TNT, BSSE, and SportsNet LA
The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Tuesday with 10 more games, including a battle between the Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies. The Lakers rank 12th in the Western Conference with a 29-32 record, while the Grizzlies check in second with a 36-23 record. This lines up as a mismatch.
Los Angeles enters as a victor in four of its last five games following a 111-108 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. Meanwhile, Memphis has now won four of its last six games thanks to a 112-94 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday. Which squad will emerge victorious tonight?
Grizzlies vs. Lakers Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: MEM: (-390) | LAL: (+310)
- Spread: MEM: -9 (-110) | LAL: +9 (-110)
- Total: 230.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Grizzlies enter this contest as considerable home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 230.5 points, which is below average compared to Tuesday's projected totals.
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Grizzlies vs. Lakers Betting Trends
- The Grizzlies won 51 games against the spread last season, while failing to cover or pushing 31 times.
- Against the spread, as underdogs of 5.5 points or more, the Lakers went 13-9 last year.
- Last season, 42 Grizzlies games hit the over.
- Last season, 47 of the Lakers' 82 games went over the point total.
Grizzlies vs. Lakers Prediction & Pick
The Lakers are fighting to get back into playoff contention, but were dealt a brutal blow on Monday. Reports came out that LeBron James had suffered a serious foot injury and there is fear he will be out for several weeks. James leads the team in points (29.5), rebounds (8.4) and assists (6.9) per game.
To make matters worse, D'Angelo Russell is listed as doubtful after missing Sunday's game with an ankle injury. The Grizzlies lead the NBA in defensive efficiency and rank sixth when it comes to points allowed per game (11.9). They should be able to keep a hindered LA offense in check on Tuesday.
The Lakers have lost 9 of their 14 game without James this season, so fade LA on the road here.
Final Score Prediction: Grizzlies: 121 | Lakers: 107
Grizzlies vs. Lakers Best Bet
The Grizzlies have their eyes set on the No. 1 seed in the West and have a chance to pull away in this game. Memphis forces 15.3 turnovers (No. 6 in NBA) and averages 17.6 fast break points per game (No. 3 in NBA). The Lakers are allowing a dispiriting 15.0 fast break points per game (No. 24 in NBA).
When LA beat Memphis by a single point back in January, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook combined for 52 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists. Neither player is on the roster at this point and expecting Anthony Davis to pick up all of the slack is unrealistic. The Grizzlies put on a show at home.
Bet: Memphis Grizzlies -9 (-110)
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