Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies 1/3/2021 NBA Picks and Previews
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Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies 1/3/2021 – The Memphis Grizzlies managed to win without Ja Morant and will be trying to replicate that success moving forward. They will be facing a brick wall in the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers on January 3, Sunday. Both teams will be clashing inside the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee at exactly 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA TV will be putting the game on television while the online live stream will be handled by NBA League Pass. The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to enter their first winning streak as they are the favorites by NBA Spreads to prevail over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies 1/3/2021
Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies 1/3/2021 Betting Odds
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
The Los Angeles Lakers were successful in getting back-to-back wins over the San Antonio Spurs and will look to bring the momentum heading to Memphis, Tennessee. This team now has a 4-2 record and has lost to the Portland Trail Blazers and LA Clippers. During their last match against the Spurs, it was much closer than the first encounter. Anthony Davis gave the team his best game of the season so far with 34 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, and four three-pointers. LeBron James followed through with a triple-double while three other lakers scorer in double figures. The team looked more organized but the defense still needs some work.
Players to watch: L. James SF 6 GP 6 GS 32.2 MIN 23.8 PTS 1 OR 6.7 DR 7.7 REB 7.3 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 3.5 TO 1 PF 2.1 AST/TO 23.89 PER
A. Davis PF 5 GP 5 GS 33.2 MIN 22.6 PTS 2 OR 6.8 DR 8.8 REB 4 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.2 TO 1.8 PF 1.8 AST/TO 23.64 PER
D. Schroder PG 6 GP 6 GS 30.2 MIN 17.2 PTS 0.7 OR 4.3 DR 5 REB 4.8 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 3 TO 3.3 PF 1.6 AST/TO 15.86 PER.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting
The Memphis Grizzlies already played two games without Ja Morant and they split those two with one win and a loss. Their most recent match was a win over the Charlotte Hornets and that was a very convincing performance with the final score at 108-93. Dillon Brooks took charge with 21 points but it was Kyle Anderson who gave the team a boost in the paint with 18 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists. Two players had 14 points while Brandon Clarke provided the team with 15 points. Tyrus Jones filled in for Morant and he finished with 6 points, 12 assists, and a rebound.
Players to Watch: J. Morant PG 3 GP 3 GS 27 MIN 26.3 PTS 0.7 OR 1.7 DR 2.3 REB 6.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.7 BLK 2.3 TO 2 PF 2.7 AST/TO 31.89 PER
D. Brooks SG 5 GP 5 GS 31 MIN 19.2 PTS 1.6 OR 2.6 DR 4.2 REB 3.2 AST 2.2 STL 0.2 BLK 3.4 TO 4.6 PF 0.9 AST/TO 13.76 PER
K. Anderson F 5 GP 5 GS 31.8 MIN 16.4 PTS 1 OR 8.2 DR 9.2 REB 4 AST 0.4 STL 0.8 BLK 2.8 TO 2.6 PF 1.4 AST/TO 15.51 PER.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies 1/3/2021 Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games.
Memphis is 5-10 ATS in their last 15 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James SF Ankle is “?” Sunday vs Memphis
Justise Winslow PF Hip is out indefinitely
Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies Betting Picks
The Los Angeles Lakers are coming in the house of the Memphis Grizzlies and will put on a show. It is hard to imagine the Grizzlies pulling an upset on this one and Top Online Sportsbook sees the Lakers winning by double digits.
Moneyline: The Wizards are given an ML of +450 if they manage to pull a victory. Lakers are at -650.
ATS: It is a wide 10 points across the spread for this game with the Lakers at -11 while the Grizzlies are on the other side of the stick with +11.
TOTALs: 225.5 points is the total handed to this game with the Lakers going over and the Grizzlies are under.
Score Prediction: 115 – 102 Lakers