Los Angeles Lakers at Memphis Grizzlies - 12/29/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Memphis Grizzlies (21-14) vs Los Angeles Lakers (17-18)
Game Info: Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
Betting Odds: Memphis Grizzlies -4 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies meet Wednesday in NBA action at the FedExForum. The Los Angeles Lakers need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after winning 12 of their last 16 games.
The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 110 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 27.4 points and 6.8 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 23.3 points and 9.9 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game.
The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 111.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 108.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 23.7 points and 6.8 assists, while Dillon Brooks is averaging 19.3 points and 3.4 rebounds. Desmond Bane is the third double-digit scorer and Jaren Jackson Jr. is dishing 1.1 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game.
The Lakers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Grizzlies are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The under is 7-3 in Lakers last 10 overall. The under is 5-1 in Grizzlies last 6 Wednesday games. The Lakers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Memphis.
The Los Angeles Lakers are on the end of a back to back, and that makes them less attractive considering they've had issues winning all season. The Lakers allowed the Rockets to hang around last night, and they entered that game on a five game losing streak where they were losing by an average of 15.2 points. The Memphis Grizzlies are winning, they're healthy, and they win in the favorite role by an average of 8.5 points. This line feels soft. Give me the Grizzlies.
Randy’s Pick Memphis Grizzlies -4
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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