Lakers vs. Grizzlies Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NBA Playoffs Game 4 (Memphis' Road Struggles Carry On)
By Larry Rupp
The 2022-23 NBA Playoffs continue on Sunday with Game 4 of the first round series between theMemphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Lakers.
Lakers vs. Grizzlies Game Info
- Date: Monday, April 24, 2023
- Time: 10:00 PM ET
- Venue: Crypto.com Arena -- Los Angeles, California
- Coverage: TNT, SportsNet LA, and BSSE
The Lakers took full control in Game 3 of this series as they tied an NBA Playoff record with a 26-point lead following the first quarter of action. The Grizzlies could not fight their way back despite having Ja Morant drop 45 points and 13 assists. Anthony Davis guided LA with 31 points and 17 rebounds.
Lakers vs. Grizzlies Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: LAL: (-210) | MEM: (+176)
- Spread: LAL: -5 (-110) | MEM: +5 (-110)
- Total: 221 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Lakers enter this contest as moderate home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 221 points, with each side available at -110 odds.
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Lakers vs. Grizzlies Betting Trends
- The Lakers covered 36 times in 82 chances against the spread last season.
- Against the spread, as underdogs of 5 points or greater, the Grizzlies went 7-3-1 last year.
- The Lakers and their opponents combined to hit the over 47 out of 82 times last season.
- Last year, 42 of the Grizzlies' 82 games hit the over.
Lakers vs. Grizzlies Prediction & Pick
Shot-making and defense were the main contributors to the Lakers' Game 3 win. LA shot a reliable 45.6% from the floor (41-of-90), while it also held Memphis to a dismal 37.6% shooting mark (35-of-93). The Lakers have now averaged a solid 19.0 points off turnovers per game in this series as well.
If there's one trend worth taking not of here, it's the fact that the Grizzlies are 0-15 on the year as a road underdog. They haven't pulled off a single upset when away from Fiserv Forum. Morant balled out with a huge performance in Game 4, yet no other Memphis player scored more than 18 points.
The Lakers are 15-9 straight up as a home favorite this campaign and are 25-20 in 45 games played immediately after a win, too. The Grizzlies looked frazzled in Game 3 and their youth has to be taken into consideration as a result. The veteran leadership of LeBron James makes a difference for LA.
Final Score Prediction: Lakers: 111 | Grizzlies: 106
Lakers vs. Grizzlies Best Bet
Following the action on Saturday, the total has now hit the under in 17 of the last 21 games between the Grizzlies and Lakers. The under has cashed in eight of LA's last 10 matchups against a Southwest Division opponent as well. There's a lot to like about both of those trends contiuing on Monday night.
The pace has slowed since a high-scoring Game 1 as six of the eight quarters played in Games 2 & 3 featured less than 55 total points scored. Everything is one the line in this contest, so expect offensive possessions to be drawn out as each side looks to create some kind of wide open shot.
Bet: Under 220.5 Total Points (-110)
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