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Lakers face Grizzlies: NBA odds preview

Los Angeles LakersMemphis Grizzlies
11-13December 17, 2013, 08:00 | FedExForum10-13

Los Angeles travels to Memphis on Tuesday, hoping to boost its 11-13 mark with a victory over the Grizzlies.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Grizzlies are 10-13 so far on the season, and 6-16-1 ATS vs. the number. The Lakers, meanwhile, are 11-13 and 14-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Memphis go 11-12 and the Lakers go 14-10 on the totals.

View Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

Memphis opened as -4.5-point Favorite at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 194 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Grizzlies and the No. 21-ranked Lakers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 90-88 result in favor of the Grizzlies.

The Lakers were a 114-100 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (214) made winners of OVER bettors. Los Angeles suffered a 114-100 loss against Atlanta on Monday, getting 23 points from Nick Young in a losing effort at Philips Arena.

Last time out for Memphis, they were a 101-93 loser as they battled the Timberwolves at home. The Grizzlies failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 194 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Mike Conley went off for 28 points and added 5 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Minnesota defeated Memphis, 101-93 at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lakers rank No. 14 in the league with 42.83 per game. That compares with Memphis’s No. 23 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Memphis is the NBA’s No. 29-ranked team at 4.7 per game, while the Lakers rate No. 2 with 9.83 per contest.

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Minnesota, Friday, December 20th
Memphis at Dallas, Wednesday, December 18th