NBA Odds: Grizzlies take on Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are 0-3 both SU and ATS in their past three games against the Memphis Grizzlies as those Western Conference clubs meet in NBA betting action on Friday night.

Memphis topped Los Angeles 106-93 as a 3.5-point home favorite when the teams last met on January 23, in the fourth straight OVER result between them. Overall the Lakers are 5-5 SU and 4-6 ATS over their 10 most recent games against the Grizzlies.

This season the Lakers are 39-36 overall and 31-44 ATS against the number, while the Grizzlies are 51-24 and 42-32-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Los Angeles is 40-34-1 on the OU, and Memphis is 32-42-1.

View Memphis vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Lakers sat as 3-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 195.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 8-rated Grizzlies taking on the No. 12-rated Lakers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 101-98 win for the Grizzlies on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 102.3 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 1 at 89.8 PPG. The Lakers field goal percentage has averaged 45.8% so far, more than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Grizzlies own the league's No. 2-rated mark, allowing 92.1 points per game when playing on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring on their home court.

Memphis won its last outing, a 94-76 result against the Trail Blazers on April 3. The Grizzlies covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 170 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Memphis got 20 points from Mike Conley en route to a 94-76 victory over Portland on Wednesday at Rose Garden.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 101-81 winner as they battled the Mavericks at home. The Lakers covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 182 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The battle between the Lakers and Mavericks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Dallas was handed a 101-81 defeat on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Sacramento are 6-4
After playing Portland are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Clippers are 7-3
After playing Dallas are 1-9
After a win are 6-4

A few Grizzlies at Lakers trends to consider:
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 7 games
Memphis is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
LA Lakers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing Memphis
LA Lakers are 18-7 SU in their last 25 games when playing at home against Memphis

Next up:
Memphis at Sacramento, Sunday, April 7
LA Lakers at LA Clippers, Sunday, April 7

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