Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 2 Prediction and Odds
Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 2 Prediction and Odds: The Memphis Grizzlies are predicted to win as per the latest odds and predictions.
The Memphis Grizzlies will try to recover from their loss in the first home game of the NBA playoffs by playing their second consecutive home game against the Lakers in Game 2 at the FedExForum Stadium.
The Los Angeles Lakers won the first game of their best-of-seven series against the second-seeded Memphis Grizzlies with a convincing score of 128-112. They now have a 1-0 series lead and will aim to maintain their momentum going into the next game.
Last Game Recap
In Game 1 between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies held on April 17 at FedExForum, the Lakers came out on top with a 128-112 victory. Despite having the NBA’s best home record at 35-6, the Grizzlies lost their home-court advantage against the Lakers.
The game itself was a back-and-forth affair, with both teams competing closely for most of the match. However, the Lakers were able to gain momentum in the second half thanks to the late onslaught of players like Hachimura and Reaves. Hachimura scored a 13-foot jumper, while Reaves nailed a 3-pointer just as the shot clock was expiring. Then, when Memphis got close again with about three minutes left, Reaves went on a scoring spree of his own, helping the Lakers to close out the game with the final 15 points.
Main Man for both teams:
- Rui Hachimura was the standout player for the Lakers in Game 1, scoring 29 points with an impressive field goal percentage of 78.57 and making five 3-pointers. Austin Reaves also played well, contributing 23 points with a field goal percentage of 61.54.
- For the Grizzlies, Jaren Jackson Jr. was the top performer with 31 points and a field goal percentage of 61.9.
Lakers vs Grizzlies Prediction: Home Away Stats
The Memphis Grizzlies will also be hosting Game 2. They have been very good at home, winning 35 out of 41 games in the regular season. In their last 5 home games, they won 3. The Grizzlies were expected to begin the playoffs with a win at home, but they suffered a disappointing loss to the Lakers.
The LA Clippers will be playing as the visiting team. They had a subpar away record of 20-21 in the regular season. The Clippers won 4 out of their last 5 away games. They began the postseason with an important road victory against the Grizzlies.
Lakers vs Grizzlies Game 2 Prediction: Offense and Defense Comparison
Offensive Advantage: Grizzlies
- The LA Lakers have averaged 117.2 points per game thus far. They have shot 48.2% from the field and 34.6% from the 3-point line. Their free throw success rate is 77.5%. The Lakers rank 20th in the league in offense, with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 114.4.
- The Memphis Grizzlies have maintained a scoring rate of 116.9 points per game this season. They have shot with a conversion rate of 47.5% in field goals, 35.1% in 3-pointers, and 73.3% in free throws. The Grizzlies are rated 14th in the league on offense, with a rating of 114.8.
Defensive Advantage: Grizzlies
- .The LA Lakers have been allowing their opponents to score an average of 116.6 points per game so far this season. They have been averaging 45.7 rebounds per game, while also getting an average of 6.4 steals and 4.6 blocks per game. Currently, the Lakers are ranked 13th in the league in defense with an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 113.9.
- On the other hand, the Memphis Grizzlies have allowed an average of 113.0 points per game this season. They have been averaging 46.6 rebounds per game, as well as getting an average of 8.3 steals and 5.8 blocks per game. The Grizzlies are currently the second-best defensive team in the league, with an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 111.2.
Note: All the above stats are from the regular season of the NBA 2022-23.
Lakers vs Grizzlies Odds
In Game 2, the Memphis Grizzlies are considered the favorites to win at home against the LA Lakers. most of the bets are in favor of the Grizzlies.
Some of the odds and predictions for the game suggest that the Grizzlies have a higher chance of winning than the Lakers.
- Memphis Grizzlies: -3.5 (-110)
- LA Lakers: +3.5 (-110)
- Memphis Grizzlies: -155
- LA Lakers: +135
- Memphis Grizzlies: 63%
- LA Lakers: 37%
Lakers vs Grizzlies Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats
The Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies have played against each other a total of 102 times in the regular season and 1 time in the playoffs. In both categories, the Lakers have performed better than the Grizzlies, winning 63 regular season games compared to the Grizzlies’ 39.
In the playoffs, the two teams have faced each other only once, and the Lakers emerged victorious.
Looking at the most recent 5 games between the two teams, the Lakers have won 3 games while the Grizzlies have won 2. This season, the two teams have faced each other a total of 4 times, with the Lakers winning 3 of those games and the Grizzlies winning 1.
Head-to-Head Key Highlights (Last 5 Meetings)
- The Memphis Grizzlies hosted 3 games and won two and Lost one
- Average Number of Total Points Scored: 226.6
- Average Number of Points scored by the LA Lakers: 114.00
- Average Number of Points scored by the Memphis Grizzlies: 112.6
Grizzlies vs Lakers Game 2 Prediction: Players to Watch Out
- LeBron James (Small Forward): Points Per Game: 28.9 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.3 | Assists Per Game: 6.8
- Anthony Davis (Power Forward): Points Per Game: 25.9 | Rebounds Per Game: 12.1 | Steals Per Game: 1.1
- D’Angelo Russell (Point Guard): Points Per Game: 17.4 | Assists Per Game: 6.1 | Rebounds Per Game: 2.9
- Ja Morant (Point Guard): Points Per Game: 26.2 Assists Game: 8.1 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.9
- Desmond Bane (Shooting Guard): Points Per Game: 21.5 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.0 | Assists Per Game: 4.4
- Jaren Jackson Jr. (Power Forward): Points Per Game: 18.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.8 | Blocks Per Game: 3.0
Lakers vs Grizzlies Prediction: Game 2 Predicted Winner
- Home Advantage: Grizzlies
- H2H Advantage: Lakers
- Momentum Advantage: Lakers
- Offensive Advantage: Grizzlies
- Defensive Advantage: Grizzlies
- Overall: Grizzlies to win
Game 2 between the Memphis Grizzlies and LA Lakers will showcase a clash between the younger players of the Grizzlies and the more experienced stars of the Lakers. The Lakers will try to take advantage of their winning momentum and make it difficult for the Grizzlies in the upcoming game. However, the Grizzlies are confident in their abilities and will aim to bounce back at home.