Grizzlies vs Lakers Prediction - NBA Picks 4/22/23

Los Angeles Lakers (45-40) vs Memphis Grizzlies (52-32)

Game Info: Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -5 -- Over/Under: 220.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Lakers meet Saturday in Game 3 of the NBA West First Round Playoffs at the crypto.com Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 107.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 24.5 points and 3.5 assists, while Desmond Bane is averaging 19.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Ja Morant is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 83.8 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 110.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 24.5 points and 11.5 rebounds, while Rui Hachimura is averaging 24.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. Anthony Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Reaves is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.

The Grizzlies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 5-2 in Grizzlies last 7 road games. The over is 9-1 in Lakers last 10 overall. The Grizzlies are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles.

The status of Ja Morant is obviously a big part of where this line will end up Saturday afternoon. I'm still siding with the Lakers regardless. The Grizzlies have had issues on the road all season long, and the Lakers do play their best ball at home while winning as favorites by an average of 5.4 points. The Lakers home crowd this time of year is also underrated. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Lakers at home, where their role players should step up.

Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -5

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