Grizzlies host Lakers in basketball action
Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds
FedExForum features an NBA battle between the host Memphis Grizzlies and the visiting Los Angeles Lakers in betting action on Wednesday.
The Grizzlies sit at 26-14 (23-16-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Lakers are currently 17-24 (16-25 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Memphis is 13-26-1 OU, and Los Angeles is 21-19-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 10-rated Lakers taking on the No. 6-rated Grizzlies in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 100-98 win for the Grizzlies on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 28-ranked offense (92.9 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 26 at 101.4 PPG. The Grizzlies have averaged 43.3% from the field per game, less than the Lakers have managed so far this season (45.4% on average).
Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, giving up 106.4 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.
Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 95-83 result against the Bulls on January 21. The Lakers failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 178 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Los Angeles suffered a 95-83 loss against Chicago on Monday, getting 18 points from Steve Nash in a losing effort at United Center.
Last time out for Memphis, they were an 82-81 loser as they battled the Pacers at home. The Grizzlies failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 163 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Grizzlies got 17 points from Wayne Ellington, but it was Indiana that prevailed in an 82-81 final on Monday at FedExForum.
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Utah are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7
Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Brooklyn are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Lakers at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 8 games on the road
LA Lakers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Memphis
LA Lakers are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games at home
Memphis is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
LA Lakers home to Utah, Friday, January 25
Memphis home to Brooklyn, Friday, January 25