Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 2/29/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Lakers (45-12) at Memphis Grizzlies (28-31)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +6.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies meet Saturday in NBA action at the FedExForum.
The Los Angeles Lakers look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 114.8 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 26.7 points and 9.5 rebounds while LeBron James is averaging 25.5 points and 10.6 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have won four straight road games.
The Memphis Grizzlies need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 112.8 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 17.5 points and 6.8 assists while Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 16.9 points and 4.7 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 10.5 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won six of their last eight home games.
The Lakers are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Memphis. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Memphis and 7-0 in the last 7 meetings.
The Los Angeles Lakers just beat the Grizzlies by 12 points last week and head into this contest winning their last five games by an average of 11.4 points while shooting 47.8 percent from the field. The Memphis Grizzlies are a young team that may be running out of gas, something we saw with the Sacramento Kings last year when they were chasing a playoff spot. The Memphis Grizzlies aren't defending, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 12.8 points. Assuming LeBron or AD play, the Lakers should roll here.