Grizzlies vs Lakers Prediction - NBA Picks 4/28/23

Los Angeles Lakers (47-41) vs Memphis Grizzlies (53-34)

Game Info: Friday, April 28, 2023 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -4 -- Over/Under: 219 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Lakers meet Friday in Game 6 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 108.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 28.3 points and 7.3 assists, while Desmond Bane is averaging 25.3 points and 6.2 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 85.3 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 109.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 22.2 points and 12.4 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 21.8 points and 13.6 rebounds. Austin Reaves is the third double-digit scorer and Rui Hachimura is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.2 rebounds per game.

 The Grizzlies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The under is 5-2 in Grizzlies last 7 Conference Quarterfinals games. The over is 10-3 in Lakers last 13 overall. The Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Los Angeles Lakers should be favored at home for obvious reasons, and they win in the favorite role by an average of 5.6 points. However, the Grizzlies have been in pretty much every game and that includes game 4 in LA, which they probably should have stolen. Ja Morant still has a wrap on his hand, but it's not as noticeable, and he's playing great ball still. Bane has come to life these last two games, which is massive for the Grizz. This feels closer to a toss up in my eyes, and could easily see the Grizzlies forcing a game 7. I'll take a stab with the free buckets.

Randy’s Pick Memphis Grizzlies +4

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