Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Lakers - 1/9/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Lakers (21-19) vs Memphis Grizzlies (27-14)
Game Info: Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 9:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers +3 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Lakers meet Sunday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. The Memphis Grizzlies look to build on their eight-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Lakers look to build on their four-game winning streak.
The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 111.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 25 points and 6.6 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 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.3 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 111.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 28.7 points and 7.4 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 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.
The Grizzlies are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Lakers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Grizzlies last 5 overall. The over is 6-2 in Lakers last 8 overall. The Grizzlies are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Memphis Grizzlies are the better, more consistent team, and they should be favored here. The Grizzlies are far and away the more trustworthy team, and the Lakers are a club I've faded a ton this season. The Lakers just aren't a good team. However, the Lakers are enjoying their best stretch of ball and LeBron has taken his game to another level over the last week or so. For the first time in a while, the Lakers have a little pep in their step and are winning their last five games by an average of 11.4 points. I'll grab the free bucket with the Lakers, as I'm finally seeing some signs of life.
Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers +3
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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