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NBA Odds Preview: Grizzlies Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers will be on the floor at home on Sunday as they play host to the Memphis Grizzlies in an NBA betting matchup.

The Lakers snapped a two-game SU and ATS losing streak against the Grizzlies when they last played last February, winning 93-84 on the road. Los Angeles is 7-3 SU and 5-5 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

View Memphis vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Lakers as 7-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 184.5, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Lakers and the No. 5-ranked Grizzlies, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 97-90 result in favor of the Lakers.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 2-rated squad against Memphis's No. 9-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 27 in the league with 3.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 30 with 2.1 per outing.

Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.8 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Memphis was a 94-85 loser on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (179) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Grizzlies got 21 points from Tony Allen, but it was Utah that prevailed in a 94-85 final on Friday at EnergySolutions Arena.

In their last action, the Lakers were a 97-90 winner at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (186.5) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing Utah are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Phoenix are 7-3
After playing Golden State are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Grizzlies at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
Memphis is 3-8 SU in their last 11 games when playing LA Lakers
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing Memphis
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis
LA Lakers are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing Memphis

Next up:
Memphis home to Oklahoma City, Tuesday, January 10
LA Lakers home to Phoenix, Tuesday, January 10

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