Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers 02/21/2020 NBA Spread and Picks
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Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers 02/21/2020 – The NBA Western Conference leaders Los Angeles Lakers are coming off the NBA All-Star Weekend from a bitter defeat against the Sacramento Kings. They are now in full swing heading to the playoffs and their first opponents at home will be the Memphis Grizzlies. This match is going to happen at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California as Spectrum Sportsnet will be televising the game on Friday, February 21 at 10:30 pm Eastern Time. NBA League Pass and SofaScore are the online pages to visit the live streaming. The Lakers are the much-favored team by Moneyline NBA Betting over the young Grizzlies.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers 02/21/2020
Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers 02/21/2020 Betting Odds
Memphis Grizzlies Betting
The Memphis Grizzlies are sitting at the last spot of the NBA Western Conference playoff picture and they are sitting three games above the Portland Trail Blazers. If they manage to keep this momentum up as well as their opponents, this could be the preview of the first round of the playoffs. On the road, the Grizzlies have been struggling as this young core of players are still finding their way in the NBA. Ja Morant is the orchestrator of the Grizzlies offense and Jaren Jackson is another young stud that helps him out. In order to defeat the Lakers, this team will have to play perfectly from both ends of the floor.
Players to watch: J. Morant PG 48 GP 48 GS 29.9 MIN 17.6 PTS 0.7 OR 2.9 DR 3.5 REB 7.1 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 3.2 TO 1.6 PF 2.2 AST/TO 18.43 PER
J. Jackson Jr. PF 52 GP 52 GS 28.1 MIN 17.1 PTS 1 OR 3.8 DR 4.8 REB 1.4 AST 0.7 STL 1.7 BLK 1.7 TO 4.1 PF 0.8 AST/TO 16.43 PER
D. Brooks SG 54 GP 54 GS 28.3 MIN 15.7 PTS 1 OR 2.4 DR 3.4 REB 2 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 1.6 TO 3.7 PF 1.2 AST/TO 12.25 PER
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
The Los Angeles Lakers came to the NBA All-Star Weekend grieving on the death of Kobe Bryant and they struggled to find their consistency. After a very inspiring tribute just the past few days, this team is now laser light focused on making a huge run before the start of the NBA playoffs. People still forget that Anthony Davis and LeBron James are just getting familiarized with each other as well as their other teammates and with not much movement in the free agency and the NBA trade deadline, this team can now focus on their current cast that will lead them to the promise land and end the playoff drought of the franchise.
Players to Watch: A. Davis PF 46 GP 46 GS 34.7 MIN 26.6 PTS 2.1 OR 7.2 DR 9.2 REB 3.3 AST 1.6 STL 2.4 BLK 2.4 TO 2.4 PF 1.4 AST/TO 28.39 PER
L. James SF 51 GP 51 GS 34.9 MIN 25 PTS 1 OR 6.8 DR 7.8 REB 10.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.4 BLK 4 TO 1.7 PF 2.7 AST/TO 25.32 PER
K. Kuzma PF 44 GP 6 GS 24.7 MIN 12.6 PTS 0.9 OR 3.5 DR 4.4 REB 1.3 AST 0.4 STL 0.4 BLK 1.6 TO 1.8 PF 0.8 AST/TO 12.21 PER
Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers 02/21/2020 Betting Numbers
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Justise Winslow PF Back is out indefinitely
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DeMarcus Cousins PF Knee is out for season
Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks
The Lakers are the favorites to win this game according to the Top Online Sportsbook and they will be heading to the playoffs hoping to secure the top spot of the Western Conference standings. Grizzlies are still three games above the Blazers but they can’t be too complacent especially Damian Lillard looks to score 40 per night.
Moneyline: Lakers are given the ML of -650 for this ball game while the Grizzlies are at +500 if they pull an upset.
ATS: It is a wild 11.5 points across the spread with the Grizzlies at +11.5 while the Lakers sit on the far side with -11.5.
TOTALs: It is 230 points across the spread with the Grizzlies going over and the Lakers will be under.
Score Prediction: 122 – 109 Lakers