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Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/29/2021 NBA Spread and Picks

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies 12-29-2021 NBA Spread and Picks

Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/29/2021 – The Los Angeles Lakers just snapped their losing streak and this team hopes to start a string of victories. They will be going up against the Memphis Grizzlies on December 29, Wednesday and it will be held on the road at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. NBATV will be putting the game live on television at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time and the online live stream is made available for NBA League Pass subscribers. Having the home-court advantage puts the Memphis Grizzlies as the favorites to win over the Los Angeles Lakers according to the NBA betting spreads.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/29/2021

When: December 29, 2021 8:00 PM ET
Where: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass

Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/29/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Los Angeles Lakers +3.5 (-109) 223.5 o (-110) +140
Memphis Grizzlies -3.5 (-109) 223.5 u (-110) -161
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Los Angeles Lakers Betting

The Los Angeles Lakers have snapped their five-game losing streak with a win over the Houston Rockets, 132-123. The victory improves their record to 17-18 and they jumped to the 7th-best record in the NBA Western Conference just below the LA Clippers by half a game. During the game with the Rockets, LeBron James tallied his 36,000th career point and finished the game with a triple-double of 32 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Russell Westbrook had a triple-double of his own with 23 points, 10 assists and 12 rebounds while Carmelo Anthony had 24 points off the bench.

Players to watch: L. James SF 22 GP 22 GS 37 MIN 27.4 PTS 0.7 OR 6.1 DR 6.8 REB 6.5 AST 1.7 STL 1 BLK 3.5 TO 2.3 PF 1.8 AST/TO 24.82 PER

A. Davis PF 27 GP 27 GS 35.4 MIN 23.3 PTS 2.7 OR 7.1 DR 9.9 REB 2.9 AST 1.2 STL 2 BLK 2.2 TO 2.3 PF 1.3 AST/TO 23.46 PER

R. Westbrook PG 34 GP 34 GS 36 MIN 19.6 PTS 1.4 OR 6.5 DR 7.9 REB 8.1 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 4.6 TO 3.1 PF 1.8 AST/TO 15.88 PER.

Memphis Grizzlies Betting

After suffering a three-game losing streak, the Memphis Grizzlies managed to pick up a couple of wins over the Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns on the road. They are now the 4th best team in the NBA Western Conference and sit comfortably in their position with a 21-14 record. Against the Suns, Ja Morant led the charge with 33 points along with four rebounds and four assists. Desmond Bane is not far behind with 32 points, six rebounds and three assists while Steven Adams controlled the paint with 13 points and 16 boards. Rounding up the double-digit scorers was Jaren Jackson Jr with 11 points.

Players to Watch: J. Morant PG 23 GP 23 GS 32.3 MIN 23.7 PTS 1.3 OR 4.2 DR 5.5 REB 6.8 AST 1.5 STL 0.3 BLK 3.2 TO 1.3 PF 2.1 AST/TO 24.36 PER

D. Brooks SF 19 GP 18 GS 29.2 MIN 19.3 PTS 0.7 OR 2.7 DR 3.4 REB 2.7 AST 1.2 STL 0.1 BLK 1.9 TO 3.5 PF 1.4 AST/TO 15.97 PER

D. Bane SG 35 GP 35 GS 29.5 MIN 17.2 PTS 0.5 OR 3.9 DR 4.3 REB 2.2 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 1.4 TO 2.5 PF 1.6 AST/TO 17.39 PER.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/29/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games.
LA Lakers are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
Lakers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against Memphis.
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Memphis.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Lakers’ last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Lakers’ last 8 games when playing on the road against Memphis.
LA Lakers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
LA Lakers are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.

Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games.
Grizzlies are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Memphis’ last 13 games against LA Lakers.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis’ last 6 games at home.
Grizzlies has gone UNDER in 8 of Memphis’ last 8 games when playing at home against LA Lakers.
Memphis are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games this season.
Memphis are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Grizzlies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
Memphis are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games played on a Wednesday.

Injuries

Los Angeles Lakers

Rajon Rondo PG COVID-19 is out indefinitely
Trevor Ariza SF COVID-19 is “?” Wednesday vs Memphis
Wayne Ellington SF Illness is “?” Wednesday vs Memphis
Anthony Davis PF MCL is out indefinitely
Kent Bazemore SG COVID-19 is “?” Wednesday vs Memphis
Kendrick Nunn PG Knee is out indefinitely
Austin Reaves SG COVID-19 is “?” Wednesday vs Memphis

Memphis Grizzlies

Dillon Brooks SG Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs LA Lakers
De’Anthony Melton SG Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs LA Lakers
Jarrett Culver SG Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs LA Lakers
John Konchar SG Quarantine is OUT Wednesday vs LA Lakers
Sam Merrill SG Ankle is out indefinitely
Santi Aldama PF Calf is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs LA Lakers
Ziaire Williams SF Ankle is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs LA Lakers
Yves Pons SF Quarantine is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs LA Lakers

Head-to-Head
Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies
12-22-2 Against the Spread 21-14-0
17-16-1 Straight Up 19-16-0
110 Points per Game 111
112 Points Allowed per Game 109
46.07 Offensive FG% 45.2
72.52 Offensive FT% 75.65
34.35 Offensive 3PT% 34.65
44.59 Defensive FG% 45.68
74.81 Defensive FT% 77.79
33.96 Defensive 3PT% 37.3

Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies Betting Picks

With the way the Memphis Grizzlies have been playing, the top online sportsbook sees them outgunning the Los Angeles Lakers. Ja Morant is expected to have another great night for the Grizzlies but they need more from Jaren Jackson Jr. to increase their chances of winning.

Moneyline: The Lakers are seen as the underdogs and the ML given to them is 140 while the Grizzlies are -161.

ATS: It is 3.5 points between both teams across the spread with the Grizzlies given a -3.5 while the Lakers are +3.5.

TOTALs: 223.5 points is the total pegged for this game with the Lakers going over and the Grizzlies are under.

Score Prediction: 116 – 110, Grizzlies