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NBA odds preview - Grizzlies vs. Lakers

Memphis GrizzliesLos Angeles Lakers
3-5November 15, 2013, 10:30 | STAPLES Center4-6

The Lakers will be trying to slam the Grizzlies on Friday when the teams tip off at STAPLES Center in NBA betting action.

The Lakers sport a record of 4-6 and 5-5 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Grizzlies sit at 3-5 and 1-7 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-4 for the Lakers and 5-3 for the Grizzlies. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Lakers as 4.5-point underdogs in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 199 earlier at GTbets.eu.

This game matches up the No. 23 (Lakers) and the No. 9 (Grizzlies) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 88-86 result in favor of the Grizzlies is predicted by handicapping models.

In their last action, Memphis was a 103-87 loser at home against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (190) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Grizzlies wasted a 29-point performance from Mike Conley as Toronto ran past them 103-87 on Wednesday at FedExForum.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 111-99 result against the Nuggets on November 13. The Lakers failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 210 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Lakers got a 25-point performance from Pau Gasol, who added 12 rebounds, but Denver still ran past Los Angeles 111-99 on Wednesday at Pepsi Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Grizzlies rank No. 27 in the league with 39.25 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 3 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s No. 3-ranked team at 10.2 per game, while the Grizzlies rate No. 27 with 5.12 per contest.

Next up:
Memphis at Sacramento, Sunday, November 17th
Los Angeles home to Detroit, Sunday, November 17th