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Grizzlies Lakers Betting Preview

Los Angeles LakersMemphis Grizzlies
19-38February 26, 2014, 08:00 | FedExForum31-24

The Grizzlies will hit the floor running against the visiting Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Grizzlies sit at 31-24 (24-30-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Lakers are currently 19-38 (30-27 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Memphis is 26-29 OU, and Los Angeles is 31-24-2 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Grizzlies sat as -11-point Favorite. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 195.5.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Grizzlies rated this week at No. 12 and the Lakers sitting at No. 29. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 92-86 result in favor of the Grizzlies today.

The Grizzlies were a 92-89 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (181) made winners of OVER bettors. Memphis got 16 points from Mike Conley but lost anyway 92-89 against the Bobcats on Saturday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 28-ranked offense (94.78 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 29 at 106.16 PPG. The Grizzlies have averaged 45.58% from the field per game, more than the Lakers have managed so far this season (44.48% on average).

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Sacramento, Friday, February 28th
Memphis at Oklahoma City, Friday, February 28th