Grizzlies at Lakers Prediction - NBA Picks 1/20/23

Los Angeles Lakers (20-25) vs Memphis Grizzlies (31-13)

Game Info: Friday, January 20, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers +6.5 -- Over/Under: 242 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Lakers meet Friday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Memphis Grizzlies Preview

The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 117.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 27.4 points and 7.9 assists, while Desmond Bane is averaging 21.8 points and 5 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 116.9 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 118 points on 47.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29.8 points and 8.4 rebounds, while Russell Westbrook is averaging 15.8 points and 6.6 rebounds. Lonnie Walker IV is the third double-digit scorer and Thomas Bryant is grabbing 7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.

Trends

The Grizzlies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Lakers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 8-0 in Grizzlies last 8 overall. The under is 4-1 in Lakers last 5 overall. The under is 12-3 in the last 15 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Memphis Grizzlies are obviously the better team, and they have the ability to blow the doors off. However, it feels like every game the Los Angeles Lakers play these days comes down to the wire. The Lakers also lose in the underdog role by an average of just 3.3 points. The Lakers probably lose, but there's a decent amount of points here. Give me the Lakers.

Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers +6.5

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