Los Angeles Lakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies: 1/5/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

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The Memphis Grizzlies (2-4) are 9-point underdogs as they attempt to stop a three-game home losing streak when they take on the Los Angeles Lakers (5-2) on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at FedExForum. The game airs at 8:00 PM ET on NBA TV. The matchup has a point total of 218.

Betting Information

Lakers vs Grizzlies Betting Information
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Place a bet on Los Angeles Lakers or the Memphis Grizzlies for Tuesday’s game.

Head to Head

Los Angeles holds a 6-4 record in the last 10 head-to-head games against Memphis. The Lakers also have a 3-2 record against the spread when playing the Grizzlies.

Lakers vs Grizzlies in 2020-21
DateFavoriteHome TeamSpreadTotalFavorite MoneylineUnderdog MoneylineGame TypeResult
1/3/2021LakersGrizzlies-10220.5-522386Regular Season108-94 LAL
2/29/2020LakersGrizzlies-11228.5-664483Regular Season105-88 MEM
2/21/2020LakersLakers-10.5234-575435Regular Season117-105 LAL
11/23/2019LakersGrizzlies-7.5225.5-330267Regular Season109-108 LAL
10/29/2019LakersLakers-11.5215.5-795563Regular Season120-91 LAL
2/25/2019GrizzliesRegular Season110-105 MEM
12/23/2018LakersRegular Season107-99 MEM
12/8/2018GrizzliesRegular Season111-88 LAL
3/24/2018GrizzliesRegular Season100-93 LAL
1/15/2018GrizzliesRegular Season123-114 MEM
  • 2/29/2020 DNP – Grizzlies: Jaren Jackson Jr., Brandon Clarke
  • 11/23/2019 DNP – Lakers: Avery Bradley
  • 10/29/2019 DNP – Lakers: Kyle Kuzma
  • Lakers Betting Information

    • Los Angeles is good against the spread, going 4-3 this season.
    • The Lakers have posted a winning record of 2-0 against the spread when the spread is -9 or bigger.
    • Los Angeles and its opponents have converted the over just 2 times in 7 (28.6%) games this season.
    Bet on the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA Championship.

    Grizzlies Betting Information

    • Memphis has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its outings, going 2-4 ATS.
    • Memphis has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 33.3% of matchups this season (2 out of 6 contests).
    Bet on the Memphis Grizzlies to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Lakers and their opponents have scored at least 218 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 51 of seven games (728.6%) this season.
    • Memphis has played in four games this season (out of six total matchups — 66.7% of chances) where they and their opponents combined to score more than 218 points.
    • The Lakers and the Grizzlies combine to average 8.3 more points per game than the over/under of 218 set for this game.
    • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.1 more points per game (221.1) than this matchup’s over/under of 218 points.
    • The average point total in Lakers games this year is 4.9 more points than the over/under of 218 in this matchup.
    • The average point total for the Grizzlies this year is 6.5 points higher than this game’s over/under.
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    Lakers Leaders

    • LeBron James leads the Lakers in scoring (23.6 points per game) and assisting (7.4 assists per game).
    • Los Angeles’ rebounding leader is Anthony Davis, who pulls down 8.8 per game.
    • James knocks down 2.4 threes per game to lead the Lakers.
    • Los Angeles’ blocks leader is Marc Gasol, who records 1.1 per game. Davis leads the team averaging 1.3 steals an outing.

    Grizzlies Leaders

    • Dillon Brooks outpaced his teammates on the Grizzlies scoring front by putting up 17.5 points per game. He adds 4.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game this season.
    • Jonas Valanciunas (11.7 rebounds per game) and Tyus Jones (4.2 assists per game) are the Memphis leaders in rebounds and assists.
    • Desmond Bane makes more threes per game than any other member of the Grizzlies, averaging 2.3 treys per game.
    • Brooks is at the top of Memphis’ steals hierarchy with 1.8 steals per game and Gorgui Dieng leads the squad in blocks with 0.8 per game.
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