Lakers vs Grizzlies Prediction - NBA Picks 4/26/23

Memphis Grizzlies (52-34) vs Los Angeles Lakers (47-40)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 7:30 pm (FedExForum)

Betting Odds: Memphis Grizzlies -4.5 -- Over/Under: 221 Click Here for the Latest Odds

Where to Watch: TNT, Bally Sports SE-MEM, Spectrum SportsNet Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now! Advertisement

The Los Angeles Lakers will be looking to finish off the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 5 at the FedExForum on Wednesday night.

The Los Angeles Lakers will be growing in confidence after outlasting the Grizzlies by 117-111 in overtime on Monday to take a 3-1 series lead. Austin Reaves led the team with 23 points and six assists, LeBron James added 22 points with 20 rebounds and seven assists, D’Angelo Russell scored 17 points while Anthony Davis chipped in with 12 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks. As a team, the Lakers shot 43 percent from the field and 10 of 36 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in trouble when they surrendered an early 15-point lead, but they started making some stops and were good enough to hold the Grizzlies to just seven points in overtime to escape with the important win.

Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies are now playing for their lives as they head back home with a 3-1 series deficit. Desmond Bane led the team with 36 points, seven rebounds and three assists, Ja Morant added 19 points with seven assists and three steals while Jaren Jackson Jr chipped in with 14 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks. As a team, the Grizzlies shot just 39 percent from the field and nine of 42 from the 3-point line which was good enough to keep them in the contest right until overtime where they finally allowed the Lakers to slip away. Morant had a rough shooting game as he shot just eight of 24 from the field while the bench players combined for just 19 points.

Looking at the betting trends, the Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team above .600 and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. The Grizzlies are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 Conference Quarterfinals games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.

Head to head, the under is 16-5-1 in the last 22 meetings overall, the Lakers are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Memphis and the Lakers are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall.

The Lakers are now just one win away from moving onto the second round after beating the Grizzlies on Monday and I’m sure they like their chances of getting the job done here, especially if James can have a similar game like he played on Monday, but the Grizzlies are playing for their lives here and I think they can keep their season alive at least for another game.

Peter’s Pick Memphis -4.5

Get Premium Picks Start Winning Now »
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

MLB Best Bets for Today Picks & Predictions Monday 7/22/24 | 7 Picks in 5 Minutes

18+ Has gambling become a problem for you? Call the National Problem Gambling Hotline.
1-800-522-4700 | ncpgambling.org

Credit Guaranteed Packages

Packages with Credit Guarantees automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a credit guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.

Dismiss