Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Lakers - 10/24/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Lakers - 10/24/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers (0-2) vs Memphis Grizzlies (2-0)

Game Info: Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 9:30 pm (Staples Center)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -6 -- Over/Under: 221 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Lakers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Staples Center. The Memphis Grizzlies look for another win to improve to 3-0 on the season. The Los Angeles Lakers need a win here after a rough 0-2 start.

The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 132 points on 53 percent shooting and allowing 121 points on 50.5 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 37 points and six assists, while Desmond Bane is averaging 22 points and three rebounds. De’Anthony Melton is the third double-digit scorer and Jaren Jackson Jr. is dishing two assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 42.4 percent from beyond the arc and 100 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 53 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 109.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 118 points on 46.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29.5 points and five assists, while Anthony Davis is averaging 27.5 points and 12.5 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Russell Westbrook is grabbing eight rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 64.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.

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The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 6-0 in Grizzlies last 6 overall. The under is 6-2-1 in Lakers last 9 overall. The Grizzlies are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Los Angeles.

This game is lined up well for the Lakers to win, as they have the rest advantage, they're at home, and they're catching an undermanned Grizzlies team on the end of a back to back. However, we've seen nothing from the Lakers to inspire confidence to back them in the favorite role. The Lakers have spacing issues, they're not playing well offensively, and they've started the season with two ugly, blowout losses. Things may turn around for the Lakers, but I'm just not going to lay these sorts of numbers until they do. It's Grizzlies and the points or pass for me.

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Randy’s Pick Memphis Grizzlies +6

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