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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 NBA Picks and Previews

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

When: Sunday, January 3, 6:00 PM ET
Where: FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass

Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies 1/3/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Los Angeles Lakers -11 (-110) 225.5 o (-110) -750
Memphis Grizzlies +11 (-110) 225.5 u (-110) +525
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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

Trends

Los Angeles Lakers

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games.
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
LA Lakers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against Memphis.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis.
LA Lakers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games this season.
Lakers are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
LA Lakers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.

Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis is 5-10 ATS in their last 15 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Memphis’s last 20 games.
Memphis is 4-11 SU in their last 15 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Memphis’s last 8 games against LA Lakers.
Their total has gone UNDER in 12 of Memphis’s last 14 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis’s last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers.
Memphis is 1-7 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Memphis is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games played in January.
Memphis are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games played on a Sunday.

Injuries

Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James SF Ankle is “?” Sunday vs Memphis
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG Ankle left last game, is “?” Sunday vs Memphis
Alex Caruso SG COVID-19 is OUT Sunday vs Memphis

Memphis Grizzlies

Justise Winslow PF Hip is out indefinitely
Grayson Allen SG Ankle is “?” Sunday vs LA Lakers
De’Anthony Melton SG Quarantine is upgraded to probable Sunday vs LA Lakers
Jaren Jackson Jr. PF Knee is out indefinitely
Ja Morant PG Ankle is out indefinitely
Jontay Porter PF Knee is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs LA Lakers
Xavier Tillman PF Knee is “?” Sunday vs LA Lakers
Killian Tillie C Hamstring is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs LA Lakers

Head-to-Head
Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies
3-3-0 Against the Spread 2-3-0
2-4-0 Straight Up 2-3-0
118 Points per Game 112
108 Points Allowed per Game 117
50.19 Offensive FG% 44.99
77.17 Offensive FT% 75.68
41.8 Offensive 3PT% 32.75
44.57 Defensive FG% 45.77
73.98 Defensive FT% 83.19
34.12 Defensive 3PT% 35.84

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