Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Lakers - 2/12/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Lakers (20-6) vs Memphis Grizzlies (10-10)
Game Info: Friday, February 12, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -7.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Lakers meet Friday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 111 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 18.3 points and 7.7 assists while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 15.7 points and 11.1 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Clarke is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 39.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 113.1 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.5 points and 7.9 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 22.3 points and 3.2 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game.
The Grizzlies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Grizzlies last 7 overall. The under is 17-7 in Lakers last 24 overall. The Grizzlies are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Memphis Grizzlies have already played the Lakers twice this season and were competitive in both contests, including nearly winning the last one. The Grizzlies are also winning by an average of one point in the underdog role this season. The Los Angeles Lakers have played three straight overtime games and you have to question how all of those extra minutes impact an aging team. The Grizzlies are 6-3 against the spread on the road. I'll grab the points.