Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/9/2021 NBA Picks and Previews

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies 12-9-2021 NBA Picks and Previews

Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/9/2021 – A Western Conference matchup is all set to get underway as the Los Angeles Lakers invade FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee to take on the Memphis Grizzlies. The Lakers are coming into this game holding the sixth spot and they hope to build on their last success. The Grizzlies, on the other hand, are two spots above at the fourth position. Memphis will try to rebound from their last defeat with the advantage of their home court. The online NBA betting spreads have a predicted winner based on the odds and recent betting trends.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/9/2021

When: December 9, 2021 8:00 PM ET
Where: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
Stream: NBA League Pass

Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/9/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Los Angeles Lakers -2.5 (-110) 221 o (-110) -140
Memphis Grizzlies +2.5 (-110) 221 u (-110) +120
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Los Angeles Lakers Betting

The Lakers are one game above the .500 mark with a 13-12 record on the season. Los Angeles is right behind the Clippers and is ahead of the Mavericks. Last night, their scoring offense went deep with 117 points against the Celtics. The Lakers were strong enough to restrict the Celtics to only 102 points. The Lakers are reaching an average of 111.9 points per game and are giving up 113 in return. Overall, they are shooting at 46.5 percent with their shooting attempts. LeBron James and Anthony Davis are the bright spots for the Lakers.

Players to watch: L. James SF 13 GP 13 GS 36.8 MIN 25.9 PTS 0.8 OR 4.8 DR 5.5 REB 6.6 AST 1.7 STL 0.6 BLK 3.6 TO 2.2 PF 1.8 AST/TO 22.65 PER

A. Davis PF 24 GP 24 GS 35.8 MIN 24.1 PTS 3 OR 7.2 DR 10.3 REB 3.1 AST 1.3 STL 2.2 BLK 2 TO 2.3 PF 1.5 AST/TO 25.73 PER

R. Westbrook PG 25 GP 25 GS 36.2 MIN 20.4 PTS 1.3 OR 6.4 DR 7.8 REB 8.7 AST 1.3 STL 0.2 BLK 4.6 TO 3.1 PF 1.9 AST/TO 17.57 PER

Memphis Grizzlies Betting

The Memphis Grizzlies are coming into this game holding a 14-11 record on the season. The Grizzlies are behind the Utah Jazz and one game ahead of the Clippers. Memphis dropped their last game against the Mavericks with a 104-96 final score. The Grizzlies are averaging 111.3 with their scoring offense and are surrendering 111.8 to opponents. Overall, they are shooting at 46.1 percent. Ja Morant and Dillion Brooks are the leading shooters while Desmond Bane is the other notable player.

Players to watch: J. Morant PG 19 GP 19 GS 32.6 MIN 24.1 PTS 1.3 OR 4.3 DR 5.6 REB 6.8 AST 1.6 STL 0.3 BLK 3.2 TO 1.3 PF 2.2 AST/TO 24.50 PER

D. Brooks SF 11 GP 10 GS 26.1 MIN 17.3 PTS 0.7 OR 2.5 DR 3.3 REB 2.8 AST 1.4 STL 0.2 BLK 2.4 TO 3.5 PF 1.2 AST/TO 14.99 PER

D. Bane SG 24 GP 24 GS 28.8 MIN 16.1 PTS 0.6 OR 3.8 DR 4.4 REB 2 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 1.6 TO 2.5 PF 1.3 AST/TO 16.20 PER

Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies 12/9/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of LA Lakers’ last 15 games.
LA Lakers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
LA Lakers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against Memphis.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Lakers’ last 7 games when playing on the road against Memphis.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Lakers’ last 9 games this season.
LA Lakers are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Lakers are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.
LA Lakers are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games played in December.

Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis’ last 5 games.
Memphis are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Memphis’ last 12 games against LA Lakers.
Grizzlies has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis’ last 7 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Memphis’ last 7 games when playing at home against LA Lakers.
Memphis are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
Memphis are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Grizzlies are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
Memphis are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games played in December.

Injuries

Los Angeles Lakers

Trevor Ariza SF Ankle is out indefinitely
LeBron James SF Abdominal is probable Thursday vs Memphis
Anthony Davis PF Thumb is probable Thursday vs Memphis
Kendrick Nunn PG Knee is out indefinitely

Memphis Grizzlies

Kyle Anderson SF Back is “?” Thursday vs LA Lakers
Brandon Clarke PF Knee is “?” Thursday vs LA Lakers
Ja Morant PG Knee is out indefinitely
Sam Merrill SG Ankle is “?” Thursday vs LA Lakers
Ziaire Williams SF Ankle is “?” Thursday vs LA Lakers

Head-to-Head
Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies
9-16-2 Against the Spread 15-10-0
14-10-1 Straight Up 13-12-0
112 Points per Game 110
113 Points Allowed per Game 111
46.54 Offensive FG% 45.25
73.62 Offensive FT% 76.23
34.65 Offensive 3PT% 34.52
45.21 Defensive FG% 46.06
73.65 Defensive FT% 77.57
34.52 Defensive 3PT% 37.95

Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies Betting Picks

Los Angeles holds the key to success in this game. The Lakers already defeated the Grizzlies this season and the best basketball bets remain in their favor. Take the Lakers to secure an early lead in this game and get past the Grizzlies.

Moneyline: The ML for the Lakers is -140 and the ML for the Grizzlies is +120.

ATS: Los Angeles has a spread of -2.5 (-110) and Memphis has a spread of +2.5 (-110).

TOTALs: The total will go over 221 (-110) for the Lakers and the same will go Under 221 (-110) for the Grizzlies.

Score Prediction: 110 – 107, Lakers