LA Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction NBA Picks 4/12/24

Memphis Grizzlies (27-53) vs LA Lakers (46-35)

Game Info: Friday, April 12, 2024 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)

Betting Odds: Memphis Grizzlies +15.5 --- Over/Under: 228 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The LA Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies meet Friday in NBA action at the FedExForum. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Lakers vs Grizzlies prediction.

Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have been one of the form teams in the league, but they are looking to snap a two-game skid in this one after getting routed by the Warriors in a 134-120 loss on Tuesday. LeBron James led the team with 33 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists,Austin Reaves added 22 points with seven rebounds and six assists while Rui Hachimura chipped in with 20 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks. As a team, the Lakers shot 45 percent from the field and 12 of 35 from the 3-point line, but their problems were on the defensive end as they were always fighting an uphill battle after allowing 38 points in the first quarter. The Lakers could've done with more production from their bench players, but really they needed better effort on defense as the Warriors were allowed to shot over 58 percent from the field for the game.

Memphis Grizzlies

Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies have been in a slump as they've lost 10 of their last 14 games overall and they will be hoping to snap a three-game slide after getting run over by the Cavaliers in a 110-98 road loss on Wednesday. Jake LaRavia drained eight 3-pointers to lead the team with 32 points, GG Jackson added 22 points while Scottie Pippen Jr chipped in with 18 points and six assists. As a team, the Grizzlies shot just 39 percent from the field and 14 of 32 from the 3-point line as they played great defense to take the narrow lead into halftime, only to get completely outplayed in the third quarter where they got outscored by 30-16.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Grizzlies rank 30th in the league for points per game this season (105.6).
  • The Grizzlies rank 30th in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (6.6).
  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (8.2).
  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for opponent field goal attempts per game this season (93.8).

Lakers vs Grizzlies prediction

The Lakers are still keeping an eye on LeBron James who is questionable for this one, while the Grizzlies are still missing a host of players including John Konchar, Vince Williams Jr and Brandon Clarke. The Lakers are coming into this one a little battered and bruised after losing to the Wizards in their last outing, while the Grizzlies are still going with a makeshift team with most of their team sidelined with injuries. The Lakers have been below their best lately, but they really shouldn't have too much trouble running up a score against this depleted Grizzlies outfit.

Peter’s Pick Los Angeles -15.5

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